I'm renovating my blog (again). You will see a few changes in the coming week. So please bear with me :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just Busy...

I have been so caught up with life these days. It seems like snatching myself away even for a few minutes is impossible. I usually blogged when my boys took a nap, but lately they aren't the only ones napping around here :)
Some days I take upon the luxury of snoozing along by their side. On other days, I'm up nesting. I have an urge to get the house in order. This might be because of reasons other than the coming baby. I'm expecting house guests soon and they include my Mother-in-Law, who is flying down to help me with my two little chimps:)

On a completely different note, I am excited, absolutely thrilled, over the moon about this-
:)
You can see my entry for "Urban" if you scroll down a bit.

Below is my entry for this week. The theme is "Animal Kingdom". I caught this handsome guy at a 17th century market fair that we went to a couple of weeks ago and decided to do a "portrait edit" for him:).
And yes, I would love to do a portrait for your poultry too:)
Here is the original picture. 
I used GIMP to add a black texture in the background that I got from ShadowHouse Creations
Then I opened it in Photoscape
and adjusted the exposure, gamma bright.
I played around a little more with saturation and hue. OK, I'm sure you can tell that really don't remember the steps so accurately.  Sorry about that. I did this a week ago and just didn't remember to jot it down.

Hop over to Karli's blog and check out other great edits:)





26 comments:

  1. WOW!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! As my husband would say..."he's stylin' and profilin'!" LOL! This is awesome. Made me smile (and wonder all the cool things I could do with a black background)... Great job!

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  2. beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!

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  3. i know i myself have been tied up in so many things that i am just not getting the time to do so many things (read shopping & blogging)..nice pic :)

    http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com/

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  4. Are you kidding me? This is gorgeous - as always, I'm impressed with your work. Love it.

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  5. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining mama's Little Nestwork! I will add your blog to artistic and mom blog! make sure to visit and comment on features each week to show bloglove! I would like you to be my second artistic feature in two weeks. Let me know if you would like to do it! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  6. he looks really handsome against the black! :)

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  7. As always-absolutely stunning!

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  8. Stunning. Just simply stunning. I would really really love to learn to do all this one day! :)

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  9. Absolutely stunning edit! I love it.

    Oh, and congrats on your win, too. :)

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  10. hi its a friendly visit for a friendly blogger in a frienly manner, thus by dropping here from my blog

    Follow my blog if you like it means

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  11. I would have never thought to create a black studio "shot" with poultry. I love it!

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  12. Love this! Absolutely beautiful, with poultry, no less :) I'm stopping by from Mama's Nestwork, and your newest follower!

    Have a great day!
    Jinnia
    http://jinnialow.com

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  13. That looks amazing!! I try sometimes to get creative with my photos. I have a few albums on my facebook page that are somewhat simular to your Urban post. It's more like a take pics like this? Learn how to make them look like this! haha! I'm following u from Mama's Little Nestwork. I would LOVE for you take a peek at my pics and give me tip on how to make them look a bit better. I know one thing....I need a REAL camera. I use my cell camera cuz It's way better than my digital. If you see on my blog my photo boxing post....those are cell phone pics!! HA!

    http://alililly.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/ami.allison

    my artsy albums on fbook are called World thru my eyes and loved ones trapped in my shutter. :) THANKS!!!!

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  14. That is like some kind of fabulous edit for sure. WOWZA! It looks amazing. So great! Good job! : )

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  15. Hey Congrats, I heard the gud news. So whens the baby due? wow! its gotta be a girl this time? Btw, any chances of twins?? ;-)
    anyhow, the pic is great. u have done a great job. U take care or urself & loads of love to the twins

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  16. Very cool!
    I've only used Gimp to add my blog title to my pictures...impressive!

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  17. Just stopped by to say hi! I hope you are doing great my friend! :)

    Mama Hen

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  18. Okey dokey...haven't heard from you in a while (weeks, that is)...and just makin' sure you are doing well. Hope you're feeling good! ♥

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  19. Just came by to say hi and to see how you are doing!

    Mama Hen

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  20. Hello! I found your blog through Mama's Little Nestwork and I love it. I also love photography. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts. I'm your newest follower.

    Jill
    http://meetthedubiens.blogspot.com/

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  21. You really seem busy! Just checking up! Hope all is well!

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  22. Hey chica, are you OK? I haven't heard from you in over a month. Just making sure you're doing alright... Hugs!

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  23. I just came by to see how you are doing and to say Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are doing great!

    Mama Hen

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  24. Loved your blog & photography!!! :)

    Following you for more... :)

    BTW, Which camera do you own?

    I have Nikon P500 with me.. Will you please share some of your photography ideas.. :?

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  25. hey!

    your photography art is getting better by the day. good to see that your pics are even more beautiful :)

    http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com/

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