Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday and Photo Challenges - Hint of Color & Blue

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”

~Albert Einstein



Chelsey's photo challenge this week is Hint Of Color.  Awesome.  I love editing pictures like this, although I don't do it often.  This picture was taken a few weeks ago when we went to Busch Gardens.  Chloe was running through this sprinkler tunnel in the splash zone and she LOVED IT.  This is her excited, I'm having the best time of my life, I want to do it again,and again, and again, face.  She was hilarious and we laughed so hard watching her enjoy herself. 


Visit the Paper Mama and link up or view more fantastic entries with a dab of color! 


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The challenge this week over at Trendy Treehouse is Blue.  I immediately thought of this picture.  The blue hues from the huge Hippo pool were such an issue for me while editing this photo.  I couldn't get rid of the blue cast on Chloe's face no matter what I tried.  In the end, I decided that's part of the mood of this photo.  It's part of the wonder and excitement as she looks at fish up close and personal for the 1st time.  The reflection from the water is part of the joy of this moment.  So, I sharpened it a little, and I lightened it a little and that's it.  The moment is this picture.

Please visit Shutter Love Tuesday at Trendy Treehouse to see some phenomenal interpretations of Blue. 





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16 comments:

LeeAnn said...

Great pictures as always Carol! Is that some kind of toddler seat you mount to the bike? That is great how Chloe is sitting in front and even has a place to put her feet. That seems so much safer to me for some reason.

I love love love that picture of Chloe in the sprinklers! So cute! I wish Rylie would play in them like that, but she hates getting her face wet.

Happy Wednesday!

Alexis said...

That water picture is amazing!

Gretchen said...

Chloe's swimsuit picture is AMAZING!!!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Cute photos! That hint of color photo is just awesome!

TV's Take said...

Love the pics, particularly how you edited #2! Good stuff and good times!

Knowly said...

Great photo of your daughter in the water!!!

Jill said...

Awesome pictures! Love your daughter's facial expression in the sprinkler. Too cute.

Lindsey said...

Wow, those are great! What a talent :)

Ashley Sisk said...

These are all wonderful shots but I love that touch of color shot...the expression is priceless!

Amy said...

Wow! I have not seen your blog before, and you take great photos! Especially the sprinkler shot, that's a great capture.

Since you said that you enjoy processing photos with selective color, you might enjoy my weekly meme, Color Splash Sunday: http://purple-hippie.blogspot.com/p/color-splash-sunday.html

Mama Hen said...

Carol these pictures are super! I love the splash picture and the last one is so beautiful! You are really talented! Great quote! have a good night!

Mama Hen

Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi I am Nicole from ColiesKitchen.com I found you through Wordless Wednesday and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

Cole said...

I love that hint of color pic! I want to enter, too, but lack the software/know how. :(

Kelley said...

Those pictures are GORGEOUS!! And so fun! I loved them all. We have that bike seat on your first picture. People are always asking me where we bought it from (which I can never remember). My son LOVES sitting right there in front of me and I love having him there. Awww! Sweet memories! (Sidenote: I agree with your dad about those cats.)

Sassy said...

LOVE the sprinkler picture! Great capture!

Jennifer said...

You are doing so awesome with all of these photo challenges. I love the one of Chloe running through the sprinkler...it is such a great shot. You are turning quite professional :)