Night Shots

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I used my new lens and here are some shots from the campfire last night at the Leubners. Fun!
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We had an AWESOME visit with the Leubner Family!
From Left to right: Caleb, Bob, Paul Jr., Nate, Nick, Paul Sr., Sam, Natalie, Stephanie, Jake, Tiffany, Tim, Billy in front, Ben, next to Tim: Emily, Lisa, Baby Danny, and me! When I get home I will post the photo from 4 years ago :D
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Ellis Island

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Here are a few of us at Ellis Island waiting for the Ferry.



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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We spent the afternoon @ the beach right in front of our hotel. It was a wonderful, relaxing time looking out at Chesapeake Bay.




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Pioneer Woman

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My friend Andi Maddux told me about the "Pioneer Woman" website a long time ago, but I have never taken the time to download the actions for Photoshop.
These are SO cool!

This is the original:

This is the "Heartland" Action (After I photoshopped it with a texture layer and JSprague Clipping mask)

This is the 'Colorized' action
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A Father's Love

Who Loves Photoshop!!!


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Grid Scrapping!

Ali Edwards has a weekly tutorial on her blog and this week she invited Cathy Zielske to share. I have seen this style for quite a while, but never put together the fact that it could really provide me a HUGE breakthrough to overcome my perfectionism and actually Get some of my photos Scrapped! I was perusing the photos from Christmas 2004 on my backup drive and it struck me that I could use this to present all the snapshots... so here it is!

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Jacob's Baptism

Monday, July 13, 2009

I got a cool template from Jessica Sprague and did this one digitally first. I printed the large photo on matte presentation paper and the series on glossy photo paper. Twyla will laugh because on the template the photos are supposed to be straight, but when I started my placement I like them better skewed :)

Thank you for looking!

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Baptism Pages

Yay! I'm scrapping the baptisms from last year! I wanted to keep the pages simple and put the emphasis on the photos. My Digital Rebel is @ Camp with the guys, so the clarity and color isn't Super, but I wanted to share:

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Sunday, July 12, 2009


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Yay! All the guys are at Quest and I'm luxuriating in 3 days of uninterrupted Scrapping! I want to share my first Scrapbook page in over a Year! The supplies are from the Backporch Memories Medley Kit I bought last October and never had a chance to use. Page sketch credit goes to Jana Eubank of "My Feathered Nest"

I am actually using the awesome Epson Stylus Photo 1400 I've had for over a year and not really used. It is so cool to be able to Photoshop my photos and crop them to the size I want and Print them without leaving the house!

Photo Editing

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Photoshop has been a passion of mine since 2004. Some people have asked me to see some before and afters, so here are a few:


This is a vintage look using layer adjustments.