Monday, January 26, 2009

i heart faces - kids week 3



First of all, I want to thank everyone who left a comment last week. Your sentiments have been not only encouraging but helpful as well. Having made a statement of my lacking Photoshop, you all chirped in with recommendations from Lightroom and Elements to free programs like Picnik and Gimp.

I have been doing some research all week long and right now I feel as if I am leaning towards Lightroom. If you have used this program and liked it or even if you have used it and hated it, I would love to hear your reasons.

Anyway, onto this week's entry. I realize that the following photo is probably not one of my best; but when I saw that the theme for this week's i heart faces contest was "Joy" I couldn't think of anyone more joyful than my son Beau when he is eating. He is a little thing but man can he put it away. Seriously, you have never seen a kid eat more than this one. He is always the first one to the dinner table and the last one to leave; and he has yet to find a food he doesn't like.

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50 comments:

Lolli said...

How fun! I think it's great that JOY makes you think of your son eating. How sweet is that?!

I highly recommend Lightroom because it is SO user friendly, and once you buy it, there are so many free tools (presets) that you can easily download for some amazing results. I recommend downloading the 30 day trial to see how you like it. That's what I did....and I was hooked!

Boybarian Dad said...

First of all, what a sweet face. Job well done.

With Lightroom, you would have so much fun with this picture and it would be so easy to make adjustments and such. Plus, I hear you won a fabulous book about Lightroom that some HOT blogger gave away in a contest by the Scott Kelby, someone geekier then me :). You're already set girl.

B Dad

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Great photo! Look at that smile and those big beautiful eyes

Dawn said...

Adorable picture!!

I have Photoshop Elements. I love it. I am also wanting to get Lightroom. I think both can be very valuable. Since I don't have Lightroom I can't tell you which one would be more beneficial.

Great pick!

♥georgie♥ said...

OH that pix is precious!!!!

Stacey said...

I love that one!!! :) How precious is that!!!

I'll admit I'm letting you do all the research, and whatever program you decide on, I am going to try!!! ;) I've been told about Gimp, but I never really looked into it at the time because of a lack of time, but I am tempted to look at the Lightroom and Gimp again. Be sure and blog about what one you decide on...

Amber said...

I love his eyes!! Great photo!

Hope you are staying warm today! Its gonna be a cold icy one.

Lori said...

that is a great picture. looks like he certainly enjoyed his meal

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

WOW YUMMY FUN ON YOUR SIDE THAT LOOKS LIKE A SPECIAL MOMENT..
YES i HEAR YOU ABOUT HOW THE TIME FLY'S BY SO FAST....


THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPING BY AND BRIGHTING MY DAY..

PLEASE COME BACK AND CLIK ON MY FOLLOWER BUTTON SO i CAN FOLLOW YOUR BLOG DAILY THANKS AGAIN FOR MAKING ME SMILE MICHELLE

Katrina said...

Aw! So sweet. I love all the bright colors in this photo... great shot.

thanks for stopping by my blog today... have a good week!

I'm just the MOM said...

YUMMY! I love that face!
Thanks for the comment...ya HI to LA..the hubs is air force. Love the south though, I miss the beach terribly!

theArthurClan said...

Those boys and their tummies! ;)

I am a huge fan of Photoshop and use it most of the time. However, Lightroom is wonderful as well and very user-friendly. If you have the funds to buy it, I'd say "go for it!" It will add so much fun to your photography.

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Jenny said...

How cute!!!!

Catherine said...

So sweet.... aaahhhh for the love of food! So cute!

jennykate77 said...

What a cute little messy face! That picture would bring joy to any mother's heart!

Great pic!

p.s. I'm in Oklahoma too☺

Katarina said...

He is sweet.

maggie's mind said...

How adorable!

Not sure if anyone mentioned Paint.net, but it's pretty robust.

Michelle said...

Oh that is precious! What a smile.

Hilary said...

Thanks for stopping over on my blog to check out my entry! It's my first time but I'm guessing it won't be my last :) It's fun and it's even more fun checking out everyone else's entries!

Your little boy is adorable :) He sure does look full of joy eating his....spaghetti-os?? Whatever it is, he's enjoying it :)

Lara said...

His eyes are just amazing. What a cute photo!

Daniele said...

He is so adorable! And that picture is great! Let me know what you decide becaue I can't figure out which one I want yet. It must be the second son thing, mine is the same way. I swear I don't know where that boy puts his food.

sticky said...

What a face! Gorgeous! And you know I like the messy ones!

Thanks for stopping by today....

Life with Kaishon said...

I don't know what lightroom is. I am sorry I can't give you an educated opinion on it : ). I LOVE your picture. Very adorable and joyful!

MamáChanga said...

Oh gosh, he looks soooo happy eating! What a great pic.

As for helping you decide, sorry I don't have any of those programs, but purchasing Lightroom has crossed my mind (it's just not in my budget)!
Be sure you blog which one you decide on!

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Your kind words were greatly appreciated!

Hugs & Blessings!

Randi said...

I can totally relate to this! My son Isaac is also full of joy when he eats :) Super cute photo!!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Okay, what kid does not get "happy" when they have food all over them. lol Great picture!

When you do decide and get something to enhance your pictures..watch out! It is a lot of fun. :)

Christi said...

Don't you just love babies with dirty faces? They make the best pictures.

I hear Lightroom is the way to go. I use Photoshop but I'm still learning. With Lightroom you can use presets and make adjustments with the click of a mouse.

Sharon (sk) said...

Awww... I miss those days! What a happy baby!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Great Joy shot! What a cute little mess:-)

Sounds like either program would be good. I use Photoshop and haven't tried the others. Good luck!

Amy
Co-Founder
I ♥ Faces

Valarie Lea said...

That is so cute! I just love it when they have such messy faces. :)

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

This reminds me of when my son was so much younger and used to look like that alot of the time...food ALL OVER his face 'n' all! :)

Julie said...

Aren't little ones so cute with food all over themselves? Too bad we aren't as adults too... hee hee. Love the picture, and I am thinking about Lightroom too since Darcy mentioned it. Let me know what you discover, I am thinking about it too!!!

50 foot QE said...

Ah! If only life was this good for everyone! Beauty!

beckyjomama said...

Gotta love that messy face!
I use Picnik.com, because it is, well, FREE! I have never heard of lightroom, would love to know how it works fo ryou and where to find it. Always looking for something fun!

Debbie said...

That is a face to love!

carrie said...

food joy! The best kind!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Very cute picture!

Love food faces!

Blessings,
Jill

FRBUSS said...

That's the look I get on my face when I eat too! :)

Love it. And thanks for always having kind words for my blog.

Mandi said...

Look at that face! I have a messy eater with a hearty appetite too! I can see why this face would bring you joy!

Beth said...

love shots of kiddos eating! so cute!

Kristin said...

I love a messy boy picture! And believe me I have a skinny little boy who eats like a horse. I am surprised his daycare provider doesn't charge me extra for the food he eats! Thanks for checking out my blog as well!

Ratliffs said...

I love it! Meal time is such a happy time for little guys! I love the food all over his mouth...you can totally tell he loves food!

Pam said...

I think I am goign to go check out lightroom too! thanks for checking out my picture! Yours is darling!

Miti said...

I see your little man likes to have fun with his food too! That's a great pic.

IMAGEine Couture Photography said...

What a CUTIE! Thank you for stopping by again and for your wonderful comments. :)

I would go for Photoshop because many of the actions you might want later on require Photoshop CS2 or higher to run. Right now I have only used elements (an old version) the new iphoto (do you have a MAC--highly recommend) and recently I discovered picnik--which is really fun and you can do some awesome things with it while you make your decision. I'm getting Photoshop CS4 (finally!) and I'm getting Kevin Kubota's Pro Pack (you must have photoshop to run these but it is AMAZING!) Okay those are my tips for now. I'll let you know more when I get my goodies! :)

Beth {kewl_jive} said...

Love this!!!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Those are some beautiful eyes!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

How CUTE is he?!?! Love it!! What a sweetheart!

I LOVE Photoshop CS2! That's my favorite, but I have PS Elements 2, 4, and 5. LOL How sad is that...I collect them apparently.

Hey fellow Okie!

Heather said...

he's adorable.... what a great shot!

Jennifer Bowen said...

Great shot of a happy boy! Just precious.