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Pool Snapshots

June 10, 2010

Monica at Pixel Perfect hosts a really excellent meme for those of us who like playing with our photos.  I sometimes think the editing is more fun than taking the pictures.  Check out her site and the other links to get some real photo editing inspiration!

Even in that icky picture below, you can tell that they adore each other.(When they aren’t trying to kill each other)

It’s in the 90s here, just to clear things up.  Looks like it’s frigid, doesn’t it? 

But, the way they’re looking at each other just warms me right up.

Though I wasn’t really cool, because, like I said, it’s in the 90s here.  But, still….

Can’t you feel the love?

These were taken with my Nikon D5000.  The lens was a Nikon 35mm f1.8.  And I used Photoshop Elements for the edit.

35 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2010 6:48 am

    sam kinda looks like he’s thinking, “Mack, please don’t dunk me!”

  2. June 10, 2010 6:49 am

    Let’s go swimming! woohoo

  3. June 10, 2010 6:50 am

    PS. Did you get your plate?

  4. June 10, 2010 7:21 am

    I think this shot is so cute! Brotherly love – the edit definitely makes it. Great job!

  5. June 10, 2010 8:10 am

    Luv this…Brotherly love in a pool! Great edit..really captures the emotion.

  6. June 10, 2010 8:28 am

    Great crop! I love their expressions!

  7. June 10, 2010 8:37 am

    Great job. It’s amazing how changing a couple things can transform a photo. I love it. Stop by and check out my silouette tutorial.

  8. June 10, 2010 8:41 am

    Hey! I jumped over from Pixel Perfect.. I have been *blog stalking* all these before and after shots.. so fun! I am hoping to join in next week.. even though I am still in the beginner stage….

    That editing is awesome!!! I LOVE that picture.. amazing what you did with it! Great job!!

  9. June 10, 2010 8:46 am

    You did awesome with this picture!

  10. June 10, 2010 8:48 am

    This is ADORABLE!! I love it! Great job on the edit 🙂

  11. June 10, 2010 9:03 am

    WOW that crop made such a difference!! I love how crisp everything is!

  12. June 10, 2010 9:19 am

    What a great capture of a special moment that is rare between siblings. : ) Great edit too!

  13. June 10, 2010 9:52 am

    Oh I love this crop and the edit really makes their faces pop! Great job!

  14. June 10, 2010 10:01 am

    I have a love/hate relationship with these posts. I love to see what you do with your pictures, they always turn out great! But I have a crap camera, so I can’t play. 😦 Tax return is only six months away though!

    • June 10, 2010 10:15 am

      I’ve got a good camera, but you could do better than the original with a disposable camera! You should download some editing software and just play!

      • June 11, 2010 12:53 pm

        Lula Lola, if you had to recommend just one piece of software, which would it be? Photoshop?

  15. June 10, 2010 10:10 am

    Great shot! The black and white captures them looking adoringly at each other. The expressions are priceless!

  16. June 10, 2010 10:19 am

    Capturing moments like this is what photography is about! This photo tugs on my heart strings. You did a BEAUTIFUL job on the processing. Saying I LOVE it would be an understatement. 🙂

  17. June 10, 2010 10:43 am

    Love, love the edit!

  18. June 10, 2010 11:50 am

    Love your edit! It’s perfect!

  19. June 10, 2010 12:05 pm

    Wow! The crop made a huge difference in this photo. Great job!!

  20. June 10, 2010 12:22 pm

    great shot, lu! you really CAN feel the love. they’ll need this framed in the house as a constant reminder that they can get along. =) atleast that’s the kind of reminders my brother & i needed at that age.

    (p.s. i love your name, cause i automatically think lu…then it reminds me that if i could still have more kids i would want a little girl named lucy. i smile everytime i see your name for that reason.)

  21. June 10, 2010 12:23 pm

    I can definitely “feel” the love!! This is just a WOW edit..LL!! Great job. I can’t believe you got that second picture from the first!! You are a talent, my dear!! No go enjoy that 90 degree weather…we have rain again today! blah

  22. June 10, 2010 1:34 pm

    i love the sepia treatment! fantastic photo

  23. June 10, 2010 4:33 pm

    Oh my, how sweet is that shot?!?! Love your edit!!

  24. June 10, 2010 5:23 pm

    love the edit!! What a sweet moment!

    ps… we may have a photowalk in G’ville… I’ll keep you posted!

  25. June 10, 2010 6:15 pm

    I just fell in love with your boys 🙂

  26. June 10, 2010 6:59 pm

    These look so good! I can’t wait to get a good camera! Looking, just don’t want to go with the wrong one!

  27. June 10, 2010 9:15 pm

    I love what you did with this picture! Your edit is amazing!

  28. June 11, 2010 12:28 am

    SO sweet, I love the freckles on the nose!

  29. June 11, 2010 9:20 am


  30. June 11, 2010 2:39 pm

    That after is just magical. I am truly impressed!

  31. June 11, 2010 7:09 pm

    That is such a sweet photo. I love it!

  32. June 12, 2010 3:51 am

    I LOVE the edit! Such a perfect picture! You really can tell how much they love each other! It is just so insanely sweet!

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