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52 Week Challlenge – Pretend –

Ok – I’m going to be completely honest here – This should have been an easy week – Just take an image of a child ‘pretending’ – It’s what they do.  So then I was trying to think of ways to liven the theme up a bit – a different take perhaps –

Days go by, life continues – then Friday sneaks up on me and oops- just one of those things that got put aside.

So I go back to a raw file from THIS session to pull up and edit.  I had all high hopes – thinking that I had a good one, so I started my edit, then kept editing, and working, and fiddling, had to look away a few times, recalibrate my monitor, tweak, tweak….Spent WAY too much time on this one – Sometimes the image just doesn’t warrant the time – and I can’t seem to get this one to a place where I’m completely happy with it –

Maybe it’s my mood, the morning, whatever.  Here’s my pretend image –PINIMAGE




However – I am VERY happy with this image – I met up with a bunch of great local photographers yesterday and we had fun shooting some models.  I am trying to master the lensbaby – still have a ways to go – but I did finally get a close up where something is in FOCUS!  Yay!  So – here we are pretending to dress up!


Now please head on over to Heart Inspired Photography to see what Clara came up with!

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  • denean - both images are beautiful! I think you rocked the Lensbaby and your top edit is so clean and clear. Love them both!

  • Holly - Mary, I have to say – that first image is just gorgeous! It is so crisp and simple; I really do just love it! I do have to second the “oh no!” moment, too. My first attempt was a total bust and I was in a complete race to come up with something! Of all weeks I was so surprised that it would be THIS one to throw me for a loop!! 🙂

  • Mary Schannen - Thanks guys – I think it was my mood this morning – I was rushing to get that image to where I envisioned it – and after all this work, it just never got there. I appreciate the comments and I guess I like it a bit better now (after a day of not looking at it). Just one of those things. Thanks everyone – I love you all!

  • Clara - I think you’re being WAAAAY to hard on yourself… that first image is just BEAUTIFUL! I love it… the backlighting… the intense look of concentration… perfect moment!

    The second image is lovely too… I’m jealous of your lens baby… 🙂

  • Melinda - You are being way too hard on yourself!! They are both beautiful!

  • misty setzler - Oh I love the first image, its somewhat timeless and simple and a beautiful way. and the last one love the focus point!

  • Sabrina - Mary, the first image totally caught my breath. I really love it. It’s crisp yet dreamy all at the same time. I love it! And yep, Friday sneaks up on me big-time! Every week! Second image is so precious! We don’t get a lot of dress-up with our boys, do we? (Well, it’s a different sort of dress-up!)

  • Ginger - Well. I love both images!!! I had lots of ideas too this week but life is just busy!!!

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