Sunday, October 04, 2009

Portraits of Chloe


My excuse for taking pictures of Chloe today and not Pearl is that Pearl has been sick with a temperature for the past three days. This afternoon I took Chloe to Chinese class by myself. Dad is also sick and he stayed home with Pearl.

It was cold (did I just write "cold"?) outside just before sunset and I wanted to try a picture with one of the girls wearing one of my angora scarves. Chloe was eager to participate. I did try to take some serious pictures without the smiles, but they just don't compare. I used three different processes here, two are presets that I made myself in Lightroom, one I call "Purplelicious" and the other is "Autumn Day". The third is just a straightforward black and white conversion. I was totally amazed at how her eyes popped in each of these shots, but then again, I might be a little bit biased.

As I write this, we are all inside, sitting by the fire, and Chloe now has a fever. I guess both of the girls will not be going to school tomorrow.

12 comments:

Teresa said...

Lovely photos. I love how you are reflected in her eyes.

Sorry they are all ill. Hopefully, they will bounce back quickly.

mommy24treasures said...

so pretty! you don't have to give us an excuse of why! We love it!Hope everyone else feels better soon:)

Leah and Maya said...

those are absolutley gorgeous! her eyes really do pop, love her position to get that great reflectiveness in her eye's. HOpe you all feel better soon, wish I knew how to use photoshop elements a bit better.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Beautiful photos!!

Sorry to hear everyone is so sick....I guess it is the time of year. We all started with colds the day after we turned on our hea. I have a feeling it could be a LONG winter!

Thanks for your comment today...it definitely brought a smile to my face:)

Hope you all get healthy soon!!

Lisa

Mission To Macie said...

beautiful photos!!! she looks like an eskimo! your photography is awesome!

hope everyone feels better soon!


Jill :)

Casey said...

Beautiful photos!! Those eyes!! So lovely. I hope everyone in your house feels better soon! It's been a rough fall....

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Beautiful!!! Hope that everyone is feeling better soon~

And may the showing of your house go well. Good luck!

Carolin said...

You've got that eye pop thing down pat. What lovely, lovely models to work with too!

Cheri said...

Oh how I love your pictures! B&W are my favorite and Chloe looks stunning I must add!

I hope everyone is feeling better soon. We have the nasty bug here as well.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful pictures!! LOVE the eyes and your reflection in them.

I hope your girls are feeling better!

Shay Ankerich said...

Just beautiful and hoping everyone is better today!!!
Blessings,
Sharon

Katrina said...

O MY what a beautiful pictures!!! You are amazing! Katrina