Friday, March 30, 2012

quarterly top 5

It's time to share my favorite photos of Alec and Mason from the first quarter of the year. This time only the first one was taken with my dslr. The rest are iphone instagram pics. I am a lucky mom to have boys that humor me with my photography obsession. Thanks, guys, for putting up with my frequent, "just one more" request. :)











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35 comments:

  1. I love this idea! You have two very handsome boys with such beautiful smiles. Also your photo's are very lovely!

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    xoxo, bree

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  2. These are fantastic! The first one is my favorite. Wow ♥

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  3. A lucky Mom indeed! I love that first one...beautiful light! And they are very handsome boys. Your instagram photos are always amazing, how do you get them so sharp??

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  4. These are great! Especially love the instagram ones.

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  5. My goodness Deb- what handsome young men you have! I really love that first one. That bond is incredible.

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  6. Great idea and gorgeous guys you have! well done deb! And good for you for continuing to document their everyday - it's so easy to stop when they get big, isn't it?

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  7. Your boys are so handsome - I really love that first shot. Great capture!

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  8. Your iphone photos are so sharp and clear. I feel like mine come out shaky and blurred. Maybe I need some more "iPhotography" practice!

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    1. Having good light and making sure you're still (or your subject is still) are the only things I can think of that help with the sharpness. I also sharpen the images after they are sized for web so that helps too.

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    3. How do you sharpen a photo on the computer?

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    4. In photoshop, I use the unsharp mask. The settings I use are for images that have been sized for web viewing at 725 pixels on the long side. I click on filter, sharpen, unsharp mask and enter 500% for the amount, .2 pixels for the radius and 0 for the threshold. I believe these steps are similar if you have photoshop elements. Also I do this step on a duplicate layer so I can decrease the opacity or mask out some of the sharpness in certain areas if needed. I hope this makes sense!

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  9. Delicious, these portraits radiate ease and good cheer.

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  10. Oh Deb, it is so great to be visiting you again. I have really placed blogging on hold, which means blog hopping has been on hold even more. However, it is great to see some of your wonderful photos. I know I have said it before, but your boys are so handsome!!!

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  11. wow! it must have been a long time since i have stopped over here or have your boys just really grown?! great photos, I love them all, but i'm partial to the basketball one...hee hee

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  12. Love these, beautiful lighting! Boys are awesome!

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  13. You are SO talented Deb! LOOOOVE the 1st one, especially!

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  14. Wow...those were great!! You need to make the first one a canvas!

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  15. Awesome photos! Love that dirt bike one. :)

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  16. love you B&W conversion photo it's so crisp and sharp. You do great work.

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  17. These are soooo awesome. Even your instagram shots. They are really great. Your boys are so handsome.

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  18. Great.. and that second one is my favorite that you have ever taken. Just love the mood of it..

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  19. That first one is just stunning! Amazing b/w!! The second one is so full of personality! Awesome set, Deb!

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  20. Great set of photos. Your boys are well practiced at posing for you, wonderful relaxed and happy faces.

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  21. They are so handsome and the pics are all great, I love the one with the motorcycle a little extra!

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  22. These are all great - you have two happy, good looking boys there. :))

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  23. So handsome! Their smiles are contagious!

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  24. nice portraits! I have to practice more with portraits :)

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  25. Lovely photos. Your boys are a bit more willing participants than my son is! ;-)

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  26. Gosh, I sure hope mine continue to indulge me and let me take their photos too... great shots! And with your PHONE!! ;)

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  27. Love these pics of Alec and Mason!

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