"Musings and Ramblings of A Convoluted Mind"











Wow! Today was a super fun, super busy day!  With spring coming around the corner the temperatures are getting better outside!  Today we nearly reached sixty degrees!  HEAT WAVE!  Of course we took Bradley outside and we played for close to four hours.

And being the mom I am and with my project Three Six Five, I had my camera fixed to my hand most of the day.

So happy to be outside playing in the nice warm sun!

And of course we had to get into EVERYTHING…

… even though we have tons of toys.

One thing about the lot our house was built on, it use to be cotton fields and farming area.  This is clearly evidenced by all the turnip we have growing in our yard!!    I’m not sure that I’ll ever feel comfortable enough to eat this, but the horses and cow sure love them!!

We were so busy exploring today!  Bradley discovered what dirt tastes like (and he didn’t enjoy it).  Even the kitty came out to play with us.

Meow!

“What’s that over there?”

A plane?

A horse?

A big hole?

Bradley loved playing in the sun and in the really long grass!  Most of our lawn won’t grow but we have this one strip of long, lush, dark green grass.  Bradley decided to relax for a little while.

Too darn cute!

Mommy found a Ladybug!

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This morning has largely been devoted to taking pictures of my son and editing them so as to print and place them into Christmas cards.

Thing is… I am having a hard time choosing what image to use!  I could reshoot… but honestly, taking pictures of a toddler is a little frustrating and the lighting in my living room is poor so it results in blurry photos.  Factor in that my child can’t sit still for longer that two seconds and you get a real mess.  I should be glad he at least left the Santa hat on.  (Still a little crank and amused that he wouldn’t hold his stuffed penguin right side up.  I’d fix it but by the time I set up to take a shot the penguin was feet side up again…)

Let me start by posting the original images:

Pose One – Original Shot

Pose Two – Original Shot

Pose Three – Original Shot

Now onto the processed images.  I’m going to cull out the shots that wouldn’t print well simply because there would be far too many images to post.  Sad, because they are all cute but you get to see the original cuteness above.

Let’s call this “Option A”.  Two actions used here.  I’m tempted to try these actions on the smiling     picture of my son.

This is going to be Option C.  Adjusting the light would help this image, otherwise I think it will be unprintable.

To keep in tune with my Flickr account, we’re going to call this option D.

Option G.  Something about the softness in the shot hits me.  But I’m not sure this one is really in the running.

Okay… so, in a comment I would love to hear what people think.  If there is an original you’d like to see processed in another fashion, let me know that too.  Thanks all!!!



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