Monday, March 28, 2011

Flowers Abound

My jealousy got the best of me. What I mean to say is that Spring has not sprang nor have any flowers so we went out and bought some! Oh, you should have seen the joy on my beautiful girls faces when they saw those flowers coming through the door. Lorelei immediately burst into a beautiful smile running with her arms wide "Can I hold them?! Can I smell them?! Flowers! You got flowers!" I have a few shares for you today and let me tell you it was not easy picking these too share. Especially the last shot. It was easy to pick shots of my girls, but the capture of a flower. How do I know what is best? I've got nothin' when it comes to the eye for flowers. I hope you like them!

Paper Heart Camera: Touch Up Tuesday
Before:

After:
Let's see if I remember. I warmed it up, I lightened and brightened in Picasa and then blurred the background as well as adjusted the curves in GIMP. I'm sure I didn't need to do all of that, but I did. (I'm still trying to decide where I like editing the most.)
Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

Trendy Treehouse: Hands
Oh my goodness. There were so many adorable captures to choose from, but I enjoy Lorelei's delicate nature in this photograph.





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Simplicity: Flowers/Leaves
My 3Boybarians: Sweet Shot
Perceptive Perspective: Photographer's Choice
I chose this shot in the end because I enjoy the fact that the tiny leaves are what's in focus. I felt very overwhelmed by all of the colors and options of what to photograph and this capture seems to be a bit more calm and simple.
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35 comments:

  1. I think we are going to have to go and buy some too Nicole because it seems like the snow just won't quit here in Pennsylvania this year! I love the girls happiness because of the flowers : ) SO beautiful!

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  2. Your edit of Lorelei smelling the flowers is so sweet! I love how little girls enthuse over flowers. My son? When I ask him if the flowers O got are pretty, he would say, "They're beautiful, Mommy" without ever looking up from his book! :)

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  3. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love! your photos are great as well!! i could seriously get lost in "blog-world!"learning so much at each stop =0)

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  4. Great touch-up and beautiful flower :) Thanks so much for linking up.

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  5. the after is so warm and soft. Love the color and the bright feel to it!

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  6. All these flowers make me happy!

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  7. What beautiful flowers and little girls! It makes me forget that it's still hovering around freezing outside at the end of March in Boston!!

    Tamar - from community global

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  8. I love how you edited the 1st shot..great job! And the focus is lovely in the last shot..I love details of flowers, I think I could take photographs of flowers all day!

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  9. Awesome idea to buy flowers!!! We have SNOW--YUCK!

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  10. Your photos are beautiful, and I have to thank you for linking up to communal global. What an amazing site! I'm so glad to have found it :)

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  11. So pretty and a beautiful touch up!

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  12. So sweet...and you captured some beautiful memories!

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  13. I really love the after . Very sweet. This last photo is just superb. Love the colors and the angle. All around great photo!!!
    HAve a good one!!

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  14. So sweet! Especially that last one of her holding the flower...her hands look so delicate. Isn't it amazing how happy flowers can make a person of ANY age. Lovely post!

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  15. All beautiful pictures, Nicole! Love your lighting in the edit!

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  16. Beautiful flowers, girls, and touch ups.

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  17. Nice post-processing! I love the vibrant color of the flower.

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  18. Oh, I think that last one is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  19. Beautiful photos of your girls with the flowers! I agree that the last photo looks great with the tiny leaves in focus and all the colors blurred. Great job!

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  20. The first shot was adorable, but the second one really showed her emotion so well!

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  21. Love the touch up Nicole, so beautiful! What great captures!

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  22. Loving your edits! Definitely brought the photos to life :)

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  23. Nice edits, and I love the second to last photo especially.

    =)

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  24. There is no greater joy than having a little girl around to remind us to smell the flowers and appreciate each moment.
    I especially loved the last photo.

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  25. SO pretty!! And I love your touch up!

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  26. Lovely photos. I am as excited as the girls with bought flowers. V

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  27. So delightful. I really enjoyed your edit as well.

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  28. loving all the bright colors in these photos!! so vibrant and beautiful!

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  29. your edits are beautiful, as are all of the images!

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  30. I like the focal choice on your little leaves too! Nice job!

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  31. Thank you SO MUCH for all of your FANTASTIC comments! (someone once told me that writing in caps makes it as though you're yelling at someone.) I'm yelling with glee then. Thank you for all of your support!

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