Sunday, March 8, 2009

i heart faces – week 9 (kids)

This week’s theme over at i heart faces is “Creative Crop” and we are allowed to post two pictures this week: one of our SOOC (straight out of the camera) shot and one of our cropped version.

The SOOC shot wasn’t bad, a little blah and off center, plus his left hand was a little blurry. I did however like that it showed that Jack was playing in the snow.New York 2 059 But what I really wanted was to get a close-up of Jack’s face yet not omit the snow completely. So here is what I cropped it down to.New York 2 059 copy ps final 5 x 7 boost lighten To see more “Creatively Cropped” photos or to join in yourself, head on over to i heart faces.

51 comments:

The Mrs. said...

fantastic photo!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Great photo! You did a very nice job and your little man is adorable!!

Lolli said...

Ooooh! I love what you did with it! The processing and the cropping is perfect!

Carebear said...

Love that crop! Great job. And the processing is nice too!

Baloney said...

It's a winner!
Look at those eyes!!

SKELLER said...

perfect!!!! It was a cute shot "before", but with the crop, it's AWESOME!!

Karey said...

Your processing on this photo is amazing! You are so good :) I love his sparkly eyes and the faint vignette.

Stephanie said...

Great crop...love how dramatic it came out...what program do you use to edit your photos?

Randi said...

I really like your crop! His eyes look amazing :)

Heather said...

Wow, I love the coloring!!! Great crop! What a difference cropping and editing makes!

Mireille said...

From blah to bold!! Great work!

drewmark19 said...

It's amazing how much this totally changes the picture. The colors are much more vibrant. The tight crop on the face seems to brighten up his expression. Definitely a creative and effective crop!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I love how his eyes just shine with excitement. :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

Beautiful shot and I love the crop! :)

Rebekah said...

What beautiful picture... I just love his eyes!!!

Lori said...

I love how you made the colors pop even more too... great pic

Life with Kaishon said...

Holy Cow! I just LOVE this! I am so glad you didn't close out of the photoshop program. You are a genius!

Katheryn said...

I love this crop and I love how you made the colors so warm. It is such a contrasting feel for what you think of when you think of snow. It looks great!

McKay Family said...

Very nice crop!

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

I really like what you did with your photo! Once you cropped and edited it... it just pops!

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

I really like what you did with your photo! Once you cropped and edited it... it just pops!

DawnS said...

This looks amazing! I love how crisp it is. Mine was until I uploaded it to my blog then I don't know what happened - but yours looks great!

Lara said...

Wow! I love the brighter colors and the details on the cropped photo. Beautiful!

Melanie said...

I like the crop and the 'shopping. Looks great!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Love it but I have to say those eyes...excellent work on the editing! They just really grab your attention in a good kind of way. : )

rowas said...

VERY well done!

Katelyn said...

Good work! Very nice processing :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very cool cropping

Keri said...

Fabulous! Just love what you did with this picture. Such a handsome young man!

Donna said...

See? THAT is exactly why cropping is like magic!


Here's my contribution to this month's theme: "Creative Crop"

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Nene said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful crop! This looks amazing! It certainly doesn't hurt that your subject is so dang cute! Nicely done!

Jenny said...

Great photo. I love the crop.

Heidi said...

your photos are getting better and better every week! i love seeing your work!

Becca said...

Great crop! I never would have guessed that gorgeous picture came from the first one. Like you said, it's not bad - just a little blah. But your cropped one is just beautiful! :-) I miss the snow - although i'm not missing it right now cause I'm in Puerto Rico! haha

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Love it!!! Good luck this week! His eyes are amazing!

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Love the crop!! Great job!! He's such a cutie!

Heather said...

Could you please be my next door neighbor so I can wander over and learn how to do this? Incredible!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I love this, beautiful eyes.

Shae said...

nicely done. i love his little expression

theArthurClan said...

The cropping made such a difference and really put the focus on his cute face. Love it!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

daisigirl said...

I love your photo! I like the way you can see the snow reflecting in his eyes! :)

misty said...

i love the finished picture that you cropped! frame worthy!!!

Sandra said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog.
I love your little man's eyes.
They look like he wanted to say: "Isn't snow wonderful?"

You showed that cropping is a little bit of magic

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

I love the night/dark color effect. I think it works great with the snowy background :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

This is fabulous! He's got beautiful eyes, and now that the photo's cropped, you really notice them.

IMAGEine Couture Photography said...

Super job! Your photos keep getting better and better! The post processing is great and I really like the eyes in the cropped photo.

Miti said...

I really love your cropped photo. It's so crisp and clear. His little face just pops. Job well done!

Momma G.Love said...

Great crop! I love it.

Colleen said...

I love what you did!! This is exactly what I am trying to learn! What a wonderful job!!

Christi said...

I love everything you did with the crop. The original was great but the cropped version just shouts out at ya.

Megan La Rue said...

I love the crop!!!