Best Face Photo from February 2011


This week, at I Heart Faces, the challenge is to find our “ Best Face Photo from February 2011”.

I haven’t been very good about picking up my camera as much the last month or two.  But when when this little guy was over visiting our house one day a few weeks ago, I snatched my camera right up!!

This is the face behind last week’s little hands in the paint.

Best Face Photo February 2011

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I was excited to see how beautiful his big brown eyes turned out!

When I upgraded my computer a few months ago, I traded out PSE for PhotoShop CS5.  I’m still a little very intimidated by it, but thanks to an awesome friend, I’m slowly learning my way around.

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11 Responses to “Best Face Photo from February 2011”

  1. Courtney K. posted on March 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm (#)

    Wow!! His eyes are intense! :) Beautiful! I’m planning to make the big upgrade to CS5 when I get a new computer as well. I played around with the 30 Day Free Trial and was quite impressed.

  2. Sharyl@Thelittlebrownhouse posted on March 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm (#)

    You are my hero today! I also have PS5 and am over the top intimidated and confused with it!! I copied the link to Everyday Elements, and will see if it will help me figure some things out so I use my new program instead of just going to Picnik!

  3. bridget {bake at 350} posted on March 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm (#)

    wow….look at his EYES! Great picture!

  4. Simple Girl posted on March 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm (#)

    Can’t you just see the man in the boy? I bet he’s precocious!

  5. hannah m posted on March 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm (#)

    Oh goodness, he’s darling! And those eyes – beautiful! 😉

  6. Life with Kaishon posted on March 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm (#)

    Those eyes are killer! So sweet. What a doll! I am glad you have a friend helping you learn. It can definitely be overwhelming!

  7. Tara posted on March 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm (#)

    I’m going to play devil’s advocate– I think he’s been sharpened to death. The eyes are so sharp that they look over-the-top edited. That’s the first thing I look at and notice when looking at the picture. I don’t see a cute little boy anymore, but I do get the eerie feeling a vampire is lurking beneath the surface.

    Other than that, I think you did a great editing job, and I like the picture composition overall. Just my 2 cents.

    • TidyMom replied on March 8th, 2011 at 6:20 am

      sorry you feel that way Tara…..I don’t think they are and I didn’t do much sharpening to this picture other than an over all very low opacity highpass filter on the whole picture.

      I can’t use CS5 that well yet to work any actions on the eyes….the only real editing I did was the the color.

      My 35mm lens just did a great job and I had some great catchlights from the window behind me.

  8. Coffee Queen posted on March 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm (#)

    Love this shot, can’t help but smile when you see it!

    (I’m also intimidated by photoshop! I usually just crop and adjust lighting, I really need to learn it!)

  9. Irela posted on March 8, 2011 at 9:43 am (#)

    GORGEOUS!! simply gorgeous!!

  10. Laura Metzger posted on March 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm (#)

    His eyes are beautiful! Like my guru always said, just get in there (Photoshop) and play. It’s the best way to learn. Good luck!

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