The dad in this family has been struggling with cancer for years and they found out the devastating news in December that his cancer is now terminal. They are now doing everything they can to enjoy the rest of the time they have together on this earth.
We would love it if you would stop by Adrienne's Blog or Jeff's Caring Bridge site to leave a kind word of encouragement today. If we have learned anything over the past year, it's that we have the kindest, most caring, compassionate participants in the blogging world and we would be thrilled if our community overwhelmed this beautiful family with kind thoughts today.
Here is the original photo:
Here is my edit:
I opened the file in Lightroom and used the preset 'Fix the Highlights' to help with some of the blown out highlights on the children in front
I then opened the file in CS4 and used the clone tool to take out some of the distracting toys and the extra swing.
Then I used boost action (with a slightly reduced opacity) from Pioneer Woman.
Then I used MCP Color Flair and MCP Crystal Clear Web Resize and Sharpen. I think I also used another MCP action but forget which one - sorry!
Here is the same edit - but converted to black and white with a slight vignette.
Here is another treatment - this is the lightroom preset 'Aged Photo' and then I reduced the brightness and exposure.
I've decided to make this a 52 project instead of a 365 project. Who the heck did I think I was to take on TWO 365 projects??? You guys probably saw this coming but I decided I wanted to get a little bit more involved in the bloggers I found and 365 of them in one year just won't allow me to do that. So, I'm going to back off a bit and restart on Sunday, January 24th. I think this will allow me to manage the list a bit better and to actually visit the bloggers more than just once or twice.
Thanks for understanding!
It's family week over at I ♥ Faces. Is anyone else singing 'we are family dadadada I got all my sisters and me' while posting their entry??? I sure am and I can't get it out of my head hehe.
I love this photo of Ashlee, Mike, Troy and Madisyn. I love how the sun seems to be shining down right on them illuminating them as they have a tender family moment. I try to make sure I'm alost invisible at moments during my shoot so that I can capture the emotion between the people. I really feel like that comes through here.
Please make sure you stop by http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/ to take a look at all of the great photos that are sure to be posted this week. Good luck to all the entrants!
I'm a photography student at the Academy of Art University and amateur photographer. My focus is currently family and individual portraiture with a photo-journalistic feel. I am also a stay at home mom to one beautiful little girl and spouse to the most wonderful man in the world.
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