What is Leenie Beenie holding in her chubby wubby hands? (Yes, I sometimes talk like that, even though I said I never would. There’s something about Leena’s upper cheek dimples that triggers the baby talk).
I snipped off Eeyore’s hat at Sonya’s request. She was highly amused by the sparse and stringy mohawk of black hair that Eeyore had been hiding all this time!
While I was capturing these lovely portraits, Leena crawled over to the fireplace to give some loving to big sister. Wouldn’t you know it? Blurry photos.
Before the end of the year, I’d like to take a photography class, so that I’m better able to capture these moments on the fly rather than frantically twizzling the knobs on my SLR while the moment passes. Since I started this blog, I think my photography has come a long way, partly because I get to practice with beautiful subjects every day.
Still, I’m not really a good photographer. (But thank you to those of you who’ve sent me your lovely comments and wondered about my technique!) My secret is that I’m a good Adobe Photoshopper. Thanks to Mrs. Olson, my high school graphic arts teacher. See the before and after photo below? That’s a ten-second quick edit adjusting levels, mid-tones, and the S curve. What a difference, right? Really adds warmth and radiance to the original! So that’s my major secret. Post-processing.
Meanwhile, Sonya is also quite a prolific photographer. We captured the same moment in time— Leena eating a puff she found under the sofa— from two different angles. Mine [the one above]. Sonya’s [the two below].
Look at those chubby wubby hands! With knuckle dimples. Makes Mommy want to munchie wunchie them.