Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Playing with Texture

My in-laws were here visiting us the last week or so and while they were here I snapped this sweet picture of my mother-in-law right after she had put little Carter to sleep.  The drool was just starting to escape from his little mouth.  I don't like that my distracting shadow is showing in the background, but overall I like the image the way it is.
I still decided to try something new.  I thought the background was a little plain so I decided to jazz it up a bit with a fancy floral texture that I think suits her well, and give it a more timeless look that captures this sweet moment. 
What do you think?  Is it too much?  Do you like it?  Hate it?  Do you like the original better? 


Jenny September 8, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

aw. i love love love it!

p.s. did you get my message about your camera?

Heidi September 8, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

I love the texture in the background, but it is distracting on Carter and your mother-in-law. I would take an eraser (or if you are using layer masks, take a brush) and erase the pattern from on top of them. That will make them pop out from the background a little more as well. And now I have to know, of course, where you got the texture from in the first place :) Share, please!

the Wilcox Family September 9, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

You do great work! Scanning through your pics, I thought they were all fabulous! Tell the Tuitas congrats for me, too!

Jess'n'John September 21, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

she looks great. :-)

MyEbella aka Kim September 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE TEXTURE... it took a couple times looking at the picture to see the "texture" behind your MIL, maybe a touch strong there, but love the effect it gives the overall picture... GREAT JOB! and yes where did you get that texture!

Alycia September 30, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

Kim, thanks for your comment, compliment, and input! The texture came from Rita at coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com. She has a few fun texture sets!

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I am amazed at the impact pictures have had in my life. In something as simple as the click of a shutter I can have those precious moments in my life preserved forever. This has become even more important to me since I have been married and had children. I look back at pictures even a month ago and can't believe how much my children have grown. Imagine if I didn't have that to look back on, and see how far they've come. I will always treasure those times, and continue to capture more as I look toward the future.

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