Friday, February 10, 2012

Adventures in... muddy jeans, & winter sunshine / edit me {week 6}

     I had to share these pics! Jaxy & I went on a nice long walk a couple days ago. I was just going to enjoy spending time with my boy, & not be distracted by taking pictures. So I left my new slr, Ceecee, at home. We had such a fun walk, were on our way back home... then I realized I had Henry, my point & shoot, in the stroller. Well, I wasn't go to argue w/ fate...

So we just had to "break in" (walk through the gate) to the neighbors Christmas tree farm...

Why hello there Mr. Tree...
Jax soaking up the winter sun, &  how dang glorious ginormous this tree is!

Jax was able to find one tree I will actually let him climb!
(seriously, how freakn adorbale... ey?!)


As y'all can see...
we really do live out in the country.

My cute lil country bumpkin, also known as Jax.


Mama's little sunshiny boy.
How did I ever get this lucky?



This is how close the train is to our house!
I don't even hear it anymore.


Get ready for some giggles.
Somebody slipped & fell in the mud. Big time!

Hahaaa.... I have the one boy who doesn't like gettn dirty!
His facial expression kill me!

XOXO's for the poor dirty boy.



Well... since we're already D-I-R-T-Y... go ahead monkey-man!!



He found the ONE mud puddle,
AND it was conquered!
Of course he did.
His name is Jax.
Lol.





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~Edit Me {week 6} Challenge~

    It's now week #6 of Edit Me, & I have had SO much fun with this challenge. I could spend hours editing pictures & be one happy camper! Hahaaa... I do stay up waaay too late many nights editing. It's  my second favorite to taking pictures, of course! This weeks shot was taken by the extremely talented Selena from Stoneyville & Selena Stoney Photography. Can you believe it's her very 1st wedding shoot?! It is a wonderful shot!


sooc by Selena


edit by me


* I started by flipping the shot around. I just really like the way it looked. Really no other reason than that!
* Played around, upped the exposure a bit, & lowed the contrast, added saturation, & lowered the temp
* Added an Ortan action, I liked a bit of the glowy dreamy feel it gave. Especially to this shot!
* Added a natural airbrush effect to her back
* Played around w/ the levels a bit, & lightened it up.
* Unsharp masked, rounded the corners, & added water mark. Whaaaala!

I did all of this using Picnik. Some people make fun of it, that is really can't give you a great outcome. I disagree! It is NOT photo shop, but is a great option for a beginner like me, or someone who can't yet afford PS. I'm having fun w/ all the Picnik premium features before Picnik closes down this April.

Hope you guys liked it! Can't wait to see all the other edits!!


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25 comments:

dramaticmama said...

OH MY GOODNESS!
Seriously LOVE your pictures!!!! I wish we could get our boys together, mine LOVES splashing in mud puddles and getting dirty though. lol.

He's too cute!

k*handtke said...

Your little is very loved!! Looks like you had a fantasti-splashy day :>) And you're right, I think you're edit is dreamy and glowy. It's great!

k*handtke said...

*little boy

Kelly-Marie said...

I have to have those little green converse for Josh they are just to die for !! Lush pics hun and I love the muddy ones, he looks so upset that his cool dude clothes are now dirty x x

Marilyn said...

Awww, I LOVE the shots.. Esp the muddy finger's and the sepia.. SO darn darling.. You have the cutest lil guy ever.. :)) Super cute post Mel.. Wishing you guys a lovely weekend ahead.. xoxox.. ~

barefoot mama said...

Great post and lovely photos!

Patrice said...

They're all so great - I love that Jax hates gettin' dirty. Your editing is perfection!

Sarah said...

Aww. . . what fun advetures with your little boy! Great edit--love the flip. And I agree. I recently got some other photo editing programs, but I still heart picnik. Sad to see it go.

Lori said...

I so love that post! Super cute dirty boy!

Your Edit Me edit is beautiful! Y'all have me wanting to do these now!

Thanks so much for sharing,
Lori

Lish said...

Makes me want to go jump in some mud puddles!!! It looks like you guys had an awesome time! Your edit me shot is gorgeous! Who would've thought you could do that with picnik?...I can't believe they will be no longer...

Nessa Bixler said...

It cracks me up that he hates getting dirty! Eva always finds the one and only puddle... And laughs mean she is a mess.

That edited is a beauty.

Angie said...

Sweet girl, these are precious photographs and I love how you document some of your walks with Jax! I also love that you are a lover of the Devil cookies, too! Yep, meant to be friends we are!! Absolutely! Big Hug to you and yours!! :) xoxo

MG Atwood said...

Prettiest mud shots iveseen. Lovely editing. Have a wonderful Saturday. Anxious to see your hunt. I'm still searching.

Chelsea said...

Cute, cute, cute! Ah. You make me want to have a child. You are such a sweet mama!

Susan said...

These photos tell such a wonderful story. Sounds like a great afternoon. Those trees in the first couple are awesome and you sure know how to work the light! Glad you had Henry with you :)

kyna... said...

Love the little muddy boy my friend...this looks like a day you guys will both remember forever...there's nothing wrong with a little mud once in a while if it brings a smile to little Jaxy's face!

♥ Kyna, bbf

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Oh YEAH... I'll give you "dang glorious" on that first photo - WOWEEE!!! These are just fantastic. Did his hair just grow like crazy since I last popped over?! He looks so grown up here. What a cutie!! xoxo

Mom Photographer said...

Great pictures and I love how you put that story together.
My little one doesn't like to get dirty. She always makes funny faces and wants me to clean her up imidiately.

Ana Eugénio said...

I love the photo you choose to enter 'Earth Wonders' this week. thanks a bunch. have a happy Sunday. xxo

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

So many sweet photos on your little guy!

Thanks so much for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. We're moving on to a new theme on Friday, Warmth. Hope you'll stop by and join us again. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

Katherines Corner said...

What a great way to make happy memories. Wonderful photos! Hugs

satakieli said...

What a cutie pie! Loving these photos (and the mud puddles, my boy is a fan of those too!)

Thanks for taking part in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge!

Becky said...

Awe, great photos! I love that first one! I also love your edit on edit me shot! You have such a great eye for that!

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Love what you did to the photo, such a good idea flipping it around like that! Great edit!

Mallory said...

This is such a great set! It looks like you guys had tons of fun.