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Thank you for visting my blog. When I started this blog, it was just the vehicle for which I had hoped to share photos of our life in Chicagoland with our loved ones, but it has turned into so much more for me. Life is ever evolving in our household and time no longer stands still. Every moment is precious and worthy of being captured and treasured. In addition, through my love of the camera, I have had the opportunity to meet and also capture moments in others' lives. It is my hope, with this blog, that when my memory fails me, the words and photos on this blog will remind of where we were. History...Through My Glass...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'm the Mom

A solicitor for a charity showed up at our door just as we were headed out to the library earlier this evening. I knew I should have just gone out the door, but I didn't listen to my inner voice.

As I opened the door and Roan runs up and stands next to me, he asked, "Is your mom home?" Yikes...can I say that made my day? Since I've had Roan and since I've gained 30 pounds, I've only been referred to by strangers as "Ma'am". The rest of the evening is not really worth mentioning.
I've been playing with PS CS2 and I think I am kind of getting it. Here are two pictures that I converted:

#1: I took out the original background of trees and sky and made it black to mimic something I might do in a studio one day, since I don't have a studio. I messed up a little on the right of the picture, but I can live with it for now.

#2: I converted to B&W and then I dodged her face and skin to bring them out of the shadows.

Sounds easy, but it involves layers and layer masks and such...

8 comments:

Shoua said...

Looks good! I have no patience to learn much PS. Is that bad? My photos can use some help but most of the time, I'm satisfied with them the way they are. I've got your basic knowledge when it comes to PSing.... :)

pakou said...

i love b/w photos :-). converting and cropping is really the extent of my ps knowledge as well.

Janice said...

Looks great, Kaosong! You're really getting the hang of it! Great pictures!

It would've made my day, too if somebody asked me where my parents were. :-)

shoua said...

I'm done with my website. I sent you an email with link...let me know your thoughts. Ahaa... :)

pinkpeony said...

HELP. How do i subscribe to yours and kaohly's blog? I only want to give you guys access to my blog (michelle and phil too--they'll do it via google)???? Right now my blog is private.

can you email me how to do it via hotmail? thanks.

Kristine said...

Kaosong, if you ever find yourself back in the twin cities...I would love for youto take pictures of Graycen! I absolutely *LOVE* your photography! So beautiful!

Missy said...

As always, great pics. :) So that solicitor thought you were a teenager?! Wow! That's a huge compliment! :)

pakou said...

at least you haven't been in your place for too long right? we've been in this house forever now and still haven't done anythng with the yard. it's just too big.