Monday, March 09, 2009

I Heart Faces

What a cool idea this week at I Heart Faces! To show a Before and After for the theme of Creative Crop.

Jaime is my niece who is sweet from the inside out.
When she comes over, you'll often hear her saying... "umm, Rachel... he won't stop hugging me". Cuz Itty Bit loves her just as much as the rest of us do.

Here's the original SOOC shot...

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I happen to think she has absolutely beautiful eyes. And as shy as she is, they still sparkle.

This was taken on a day where the sunshine was streaming in the window and we were chilling out after having a total blast on some inflatable slides. I love her touseled hair - doesn't it remind you of straw gold? :)

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Hop on over to I Heart Faces and check out everyone else's creative crops!


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25 comments:

MangyCat said...

Great crop! Her beauty surely shines.

Melissa said...

Awesome job on the photo crop!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

This is great. She is beautiful. The hair and eyes are amazing in the light with that crop. Great job...

He And Me + 3 said...

Yes those eyes are gorgeous. Great shot my friend...could be another winner:)

Paige said...

Love the pic. Sort of reminds me of my daughter. Love what you did to the crop. Color looks great! What software do you use to edit your pics?

Kate said...

Beautiful!! You take great shots! One of my favorites!

Kameron said...

Her eyes do sparkle!! That's why I married my husband, he has sparkly eyes too!! Great job on the crop. It made a good pictruew an amazing one!

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Kelli said...

Great picture! Her hair looks so pretty in the light!

shmode said...

Those are some amazing eyes. Look at the highlights you've captured, well done!

All these B's and Me! said...

Good job babe! That is fantastic cropping.

Stacy said...

Great job!! Using the rule of thirds and got her eyes in the upper third of the picture really makes them a focal point. She's a beauty!

tollesons4him said...

What an amazing picture! I love how her eyes just sparkle! Great job on the crop!!

Following Him said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

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momof3darlings said...

The photo is BEAUTIFUL! I love how you captured the catch-lights in her eyes! Very nice!

Shan said...

beautiful shot - love the crop - her eyes are just gorgeous!

Pam said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's a great picture. (Blah, blah, blah)

But those eyes! What is it about your family and ALL of the amazingly beautiful EYES? They just put me into a mind-numbing trance!

Oh yeah, Good Luck this week. ;-)

Brooke said...

Those eyes are BEAUTIFUL! Great entry this week, as always :)

Carebear said...

She is gorgeous - and so is your photo! Love the cropped version. The colors are so vivid and those eyes are beautiful! Cutie patootie. Great job as usual!

Rissa said...

Love the pic... and love the new header on your blog.. how've you been lately?? hope all is well & your blessed! Have a great day today!

Susan said...

Rachel, you've captured the sweetness in this precious little girl. While she may be shy, it's obvious in her eyes that she trusts you. Great job!

Karin said...

Love the shot! Great hair and eyes! :) From a budding photographer who still can't figure out how to use Photoshop Elements (sigh), I bow to your greatness. hehe

Killlashandra said...

It's a lovely edit and crop. The color enhancement really makes those beautiful eyes pop out. :)

Sara said...

I like this idea! Thanks for sharing yours.

And your niece is beautiful...her eyes especially!

Sara

Cathy said...

Lovely update both in terms of color and crop. I do love her beautifully colored hair.

Cathy

Mighty M said...

Her hair is so beautiful! Great crop!