Monday, June 20, 2011

My Three Kids and a Bubble

This week's Texture Tuesday required we have people in our textured photo.  I have experimented with this, but not very successfully.  So I tried again, but I did it the easy way.

Sunflower:
I used "Stained Linen" Overlay 100%, but masked off of the face and arms.  In order to not cause tone problems, I converted it all to black and white.

Huckleberry:
This one has one layer of Kim Klassen's "Not too Shabby" Soft Light 100% completely desaturated so I could mask off the face again without worrying about color matching.  It also has two layers of "February Magic Edges" inverted (so the white is where the black was and vice versa).  One layer is Soft Light 38% with face masked off and one layer is Multiply 38%.

I plan to experiment some more with Kim's tutorial on two methods of how to copy the colors and tone onto the skin while removing the texture.  I tried with one photo today, but the photo overall just didn't work out.

SnapDragon:
Didn't seem fair to leave one child out, so he is today's sweet shot.

This photo is the result of having the wrong settings on my camera--too dark--but the result is "a really cool bubble!" in my son's opinion.
I love this reminder that some day everything will be made clear and while my current perceptions are distorted by only seeing a poor reflection, God already knows me fully.  I find this very comforting.

Be sure to hop over to Kim Klassen's Cafe for other Texture Tuesdays, My 3 Boybarians for some more Sweet Shots, and Katie Lloyd Photography for Scripture and a Snapshot.

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42 comments:

MarieElizabeth said...

Wonderful! I think you did very well with the textures. I also agree with the "really cool bubble"!

Magic Gypsy said...

Good pictures! It's hard to work with textures and faces.

paperbird said...

wonderful images- i love the texture use in the first image.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful photos and texture work!

Roadside Rustic said...

Beautiful images. Stained Linen just happens to be my favorite from KK.

Evelyn S. said...

LOVE all three of those kiddos' photos! I don't have the patience to work with skin tones, etc. Delightful bubble, too!

daisy said...

Beautiful photographs - you must be so proud of your children. Love the b&w one as the texture really softens the background.

Buckeroomama said...

I think you did a FANTASTIC job will all of them!!

Nikki said...

You did a wonderful job with your textures. They added a nice touch to the images without being to overpowering. Great bubble too! Sometimes the wrong settings on our camera can deliver a nice surprise.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Gorgeous kids! LOVE those glasses.

Susan said...

These are all just fantastic!! And that bubble is pretty cool. Love the scripture you used with it.

Hope you have a great day♥

Frankie said...

i love the bubble shot! your kids are adorable!

Christine said...

Hi, Cedar! Thanks for stopping by my photography blog. I just love comments. :)

Your son is right--that is a really COOL bubble shot! I want to spend a while looking to see if I can discern anything in the reflection--which is why your verse fits perfectly.

Hope you have a great week!!

Christine

Jessica Vescera said...

Great shots of your kids. The textures were so tastefully done. It is a cool bubble. I love when my kids give me their critiques. It makes it so much more fun!

Dyche Designs said...

Those are stunning shots, great photography skills. :0)

Kathleen said...

Wow, what great portraits! Your texture work is wonderful, too. Perfectly subtle.

Ashley Sisk said...

These all look really great - loving the texture.

Mom of M&Ms said...

I have said it before.. and I will say it again, sometimes the wrong camera setting just make it all right! Loving the bubble, and I love your portraits!

Geri Centonze said...

Your photos are amazing! The textures look wonderful

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Wonderful images...love your texture work too. :-)

~ Noelle said...

great shots!
You have a great looking family!
#1 - love that look of curiosity!
#2 - Where did you get those glasses? Talk about rockin them!!! SO COOL!!!!
#3 - totally love! hair looks awesome, love the whole layout!
#4 - I just overall love this!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog, I was really trying for something different with the B&W - I was so nervous about doing the flower, but I have to say... I was impressed with how it turned out! :)

Kim said...

I love the first shot of your little girl. That bubble shot is amazing!
I really need to work on textures, too. I am just not comfortable with them at all.

elizabeth said...

I love your photos...cute kiddos! The bubble is very cool too!

Ocean Soul said...

Very nice collection of textures!

Miriam said...

Oh so lovely this week x your children are beautiful.

julie said...

What lovely portraits...love your bubble & your message! :)

Anna said...

I think the bubble shot is super cool, too!

bettyl said...

Great verse and perfect photo to match!

kimB said...

These are all wonderful portraits and your bubble photo is perfect with the Scripture you chose :) Your children are beautiful and you did a great job with the texture work!

missing moments said...

You have such good live-in models! LOL Great photos!

Lizzi said...

I love all those photos! Textures can be tough but you did a great job!

That bubble...amazing! I love how it's dark.

Elena said...

OMG, I love all of these! The second one is my favorite. Love the coloring in this pic, it just jumps off the page! Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Great photos of your kids and what an awesome bubble shot.

Amarie said...

Awesome shots! All three!

Barbara said...

I can´t say which is the best. Charming idea!

Leovi said...

Beautiful portraits with a clean and beautiful eyes. His technique is perfect execution.

Deborah said...

I'm here from a Scripture and a Snapshot ... I love yours, and it's so true about it being comforting that God knows us fully! Your other images are wonderful, too ... I do love Kim Klaussen's work, and so blessed that she shares her textures! Have a great day!

Sheila R said...

Beautiful textures on your pictures! Love the bubble shot too.

aimee said...

Beautiful photos!

Cherie said...

You make me want to play in Photoshop! I LOVE the bubble!!

Peabea said...

Thanks so much for visiting my Texture Tuesday and leaving me a comment. I love all of your photos above...the children are adoreable and I think the texturizing turned out great. I too think the bubble is unique.

Peabea

Katie said...

The shots of your kids are wonderful!!! And your S&S shot is pretty cool too. I agree that this verse is an excellent reminder that He knows everything and we don't need to!