September 30

Today marks the 4th anniversary of my father’s death.  We celebrated his life with a morning Mass and then breakfast.

 

Four years seems so far away. . . until your looking back.    We miss him so much. 

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P52/2013

 

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Photoshop, S.O.O.C and other things

I know. I know. I have been a stranger lately. I have not posted. I have not visited and I have only taken photos on the weekends.

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There is so much to do these days  I feel as if I’m falling further and further behind.  I miss blogging. I miss visiting my friends.

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I miss photographing AND I miss editing.

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Among other things in my free time, I am learning Photoshop.  WOW! There is so much to learn in Photoshop. It’s over whelming!

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So anyway, I thought I would share with you a few of the photos  I took of my daughter a few weeks ago.

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She liked the fact I asked her not to smile this time – so we could have a more serous look.  The whole thing made her smile, and giggle.

These are all straight out of the camera. . .

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Except this one. I edited this one photo for hours.  I don’t remember the aproach I used. But, I know I put a curve to soften, then I took out some of the brush around her to clean up the photo. And now,  I just can’t get the color of her legs back to normal skin tone. I have decided, If anyone asks, I’m say’n she has on white tights.

and then there is this one . . .

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That I just love.

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and then I put it in black and white.  I look at these photos and think . . . Photoshop just might be worth the time it will take me to learn it.

If you leave me a comment – it might take me a while to stop by and say hello. But, I will stop by – I promise.

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 Sunday Snapshot |  Sunday in my City

a Magical time . . .

So, last week the best Nana EVER says: “What are you and the girls doing September 12th through the 16th?”  

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and I said. . . “I don’t know.” 

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and she says:

Liz and her princes hat

 “We are flying to Florida. I want to take Mary Elizabeth to Disney. She has never been, and she needs to go. “ 

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and I said: “Wait?

WHAT???”

Kathryn on the horse

“and Kathryn is coming too”. . . she says. 

Mom and the girls

 So we all took off and flew to Florida. 

France

 and went to France 

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and then London. 

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No! Wait??? 

I mean,  “the Magic Kingdom”. 

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 Sunday Snapshot |  Sunday in my City

S.O.O.C.

 I have never really done this before. 

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Posted a photo straight out of the camera. 

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I usually edit and edit and edit.

Yesterday I picked up my camera for the first time in a week, and I   lazily snapped a few shots of Kathryn.

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 I had no intentions of keeping or sharing any of these.

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I just wanted to practice a little.  

But, much to my surprise – I found that the photos weren’t  half bad.  So. . . I thought I would share them . . . straight out of the camera. 

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