Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thurday Theme - Pure Joy

Stacy over at Land Of K.A. talked about being a "purist" when taking pictures. Meaning, do you post right out of camera or do you edit them afterward. I'm not a purist, although I would LOVE to have it right every time coming out of the camera.

But when it's not right, I have an option to "save" a potentially good picture to would otherwise get stuck downloaded heaven; and I can also turn pictures into art. I love PhotoShop, it's an extension of the artist's hand.

So I love being able to just up load a good picture or playing with a picture to make it more interesting.

On Tuesday, we stopped at the beach, the weather was PERFECT. The sky was clear, it was warm and Harrison ran and ran after being cooped up in the house for the last week getting over his illness.

For Harrison - it was PURE JOY.

Shortly after we got a home, a HUGE fog bank rolled in, as if the sunshine had never happened. Crazy.

Textured/Color-altered

Untouched

Head over to Land of K.A. for more pure joy of all things photography.

20 comments:

DanaB said...

What a steller Harrison collection of shots you captured!! I just love every single one of them.

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HipMomma said...

First of all- the beach? I'm so jealous.

I love how you treated the Pure Joy image. Very fun.

Brittany said...

Those are great!! :)

Love the new header!!

Jessie's Attic said...

I love those shots, and the way you altered the first picture really makes it stand out! Fabulous!

Megan said...

wonderful shots -- love the new banner with harrison running! great job on these!

Stacy said...

I love your treatment of the pure joy picture and such a cute shot of him! Great new banner, too. Totally jealous over here.

Stephanie said...

Your pictures at the beach are great. I have one just like the first one with his back to you - just looking a the water. Beautiful. Take a look if you have some time, it is in the June 2007 archive.

Bonnie said...

These photos are great !! I noticed your new header first thing ! I love it !! I love the altered photo and the four shots together. What a great collection !!!

Killlashandra said...

Wow you're pure joy image is great! I really like the texture and color addition to the image. Gives the picture a postcard like feel that says don't you wish you were here too? Nice!

Maggie said...

I would like to add that I, too, am beyond jealous of the beach.

And the shots you have are awesome - well done!

And I love the new header too!

jamestownboys said...

LOVE the texture and color on that conversion - HOW FUN!!!!!
Beautiful, fun pictures!!!!

chaoticfamily said...

I love it love it love it! What a cutie at the beach. Oh how I long for a lovely sea breeze. Great way to finally get rid of that nasty cold you have been fighting...

Christina said...

I feel the same wa about the magic of PS!
That Pure Joy picture is perfection. I LOVE it so much! And, I wanna come visit.

Andi said...

I cannot tell you how very much I love these shots...just when I think I will not see one I like more, I see a new one, and of course, it's even better! The BEACH?! My MOST favorite place in the world...your son should be in commercials and advertisements! The PURE JOY on his face while he discovers this great place is phenomenal! I really need to tap into the amazing photo capabilities of PS. Thanks for sharing such great photos.

Head Gaggler said...

Beautiful shot. He looks so happy!

MamaGeek said...

Seriously, those are professional looking - AWESOME job. Pure joy is right.

Blueberry and the Bean said...

oh i so want to go to the beach now!

great pictures!!

The Egel Nest said...

I am definitely NOT a photo purist...lol

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Mandaroo said...

those are great!!!! I love the mosaic! I know.....weirdest weather, so nice for a few days and yesterday we got SNOW!!! Can you believe it? I'm driving down the hill today with snow behind me and beautiful clear ocean below?! freaky!

chickadee said...

oh wow those are great. i love what you did with the green. you made it look like a vintage postcard!