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I ♥ Faces ~ Fix it Friday ~ ....and, big news!


I wasn't gonna say it this week, but just can't help my self...I love Fix it Friday at....



Here is the original shot....adorable already! Look at those dimples!!


So first I just lightened the shot a tiny bit and sharpened it. The rest of my changes are based off of this one.


You might recognize this action from Pioneer Woman....its called Heartland. It is one of my favorites, but is sometimes hard to get just right because I usually want to tweak the layers a bit to get it looking how I want it.

This one has a color boost as well as a black and white layer over it...I changed the black and white layer to an overlay and that is how I got the dark contrasts on it.

I think this last one is my favorite. There is something about black and whites and kids....its just classic. I love how this one pops out the contrasts too!

On a totally different note....big news!

I am heading off tonight to Mexico! Ahh...2 days notice just is not enough. But I think I will be fine. I am going with 2 high school students, and 3 other adults from church. We will be driving down...around 18 hours and should arrive tomorrow afternoon in AZ. I am really excited about it and can't wait to go to the orphanage. That might be my favorite part of the trip (already!) but it might also be the part that kills me. I don't know if I can leave any of the little ones there! :( We will also be visiting a church that some of the congregation built around 20 years ago. I am really excited about the whole trip. I am sure I'll take lots of pictures and I'll post them sometime about 10 days from now.

See you then!

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE the Heartland action! IT is my favorite. I could just squeeze this little boy through my screen..he is just adorable, and the picture you captured is priceless. Have fun in Mexico!!!

Bethany Haile Photography said...

It isn't my picture...just my "fixes". But he IS adorable!

Phatchik said...

Oh the Heartland action makes my palms sweat! I lo-lo-love it! Great work!!

Phatchik said...

Oh the Heartland action makes my palms sweat! I lo-lo-love it! Great work!!

Shae said...

nicely done. i like the second edit the best.

Jami said...

Great job! Have fun in Mexico!

drewmark19 said...

The Heartland one is my favorite. I also like how you used an overlay to add contrast to the third one. That's a technique I've started to use and find it produces some neat results.

Jennifer M. said...

I like the 2nd to last one the best. That is really cool having a b/w overlay on it. I wouldn't have thought to do that.