Thursday, October 2, 2014

Accidently Philosophical

 I used this photo in my latest Huffington Post Article
The article centered a lot around how amazing, yet detrimental, Photoshop has been to our society.
(wow, that sounded deep. I wasn't going for that effect, just surface scratching.)
 But think about it.. we all know this.
 Like Victoria's Secret models reallllly look like that...pfffffff....yeah right.
(sorry guys)

Anyways, so I read a few blogs here and there. Some photography related, others parenting.. ya know, a mishmash of stuff.
Some I read religiously, others just by happen stance. 
But...I have noticed photographers who claim to be edit free and looked at Photoshop like the plague or something.. so that's kinda where I was coming from when I wrote that. 
Just thought I would share that.

I also added the before version above photo to my Original vs Edit page if your interested.

Happy Thursday everyone!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rookie no more.

I think there is something to be said about watching a dad of three girls.
Especially my husband who never even held a baby before ours, let alone ever getting exposed to 'girly' stuff.
He's no rookie now.
When our oldest does her latest fashion walk.
He upstages her.
When our youngest asks him to play dolls.
He plays dolls like a pro.
 When our middle child comes downstairs with gobs of lip gloss, blue eye shadow and more blush then RuPaul. 
He tells her she did a marvelous job and helps her blot.

He's pretty amazing.

Communal Global
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Senior citizen if you please.

This past weekend was rainy and cool.
 It was minor, but I caught a case of cabin fever.
Which doesn't give me a very positive outlook for winter.
I have become what my husband has claimed I am.
An old lady.
A boring old fart who wants to do nothing but travel and go to bed at 8:00.
Oh, and eat dinner at 5:00. 
Cause when you reach the golden age that's what you do.
So as I pondered my figurative lifestyle I decided to do something about it.
I needed to get out of the house.
So I left my cane behind and rounded up my kids and we went for a walk.

And it was worth it.

I became my 31 year old self again.

The gal who gets kicks out of her daughter getting squirted in the face with the drinking fountain.

Because even though I may have senior citizen tendencies, 
I still have arrested development in terms of what I find humorous. 

Like this video:

I don't think I ever laughed so hard.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Can blurry be better?

Sometimes I like to get all artsy fartsy.
Well, to be honest, I don't really know what the definition of that really is.
Fartsy doesn't sound very ladylike so lets just drop that shall we?

Sometimes I like to get Artsy.

That to me translates into something atypical.
And what's more atypical then a photo that's not in focus?
On purpose.

I think these kind of photos work best with silhouettes,

or something that lends itself to a lot of bokeh.

So to me sometimes blurry can be better.
If anything else, at least it's a little different.
 And I value that.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Morning Observation

"Photography is an art of observation.

It has little to do with the things you see 
and everything to do with the way you see them."
-Elliot Erwitt

I started a Facebook page for my blog and all my blogging going on's.
Please like and share!
Just Leesha Facebook
 I will be posting all the articles/posts/and tutorials there.
Hope to see ya!

Communal Global
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Do apples fall far from trees?

She is quit the mix.
From the front I see my oldest.
From the side I see my middle child.
Then I see parts that are simply just Her.
I find it so fascinating how our children can be so different.
In both their appearance and personalities.
Same parents.
Same genetics.
Same home.
Same discipline, love and affection.
three completely different little people.
 Different interests.
Different temperament.
Different likes and dislikes.

It always begs the question, nature or nurture?
A little bit of both perhaps.

But one thing I know for certain.
All three hailed from this crazy creature:
I would like to thank my amazing nine year old for capturing a true portrait of her mother.
I wear this look on a daily basis.
Crazy eyes and all.

I started a Facebook page for my blog and all my blogging going on's.
Please like and share!
Just Leesha Facebook
 I will be posting all the articles/posts/and tutorials there.
Hope to see ya!

Simple Sundays
BW Pod Cast 
The Good. The Random. The Fun. 
Living Arrows
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Huffington Series, Numero Uno.

I have been working on something for the Huffington Post for awhile. 
It didn't really go as planned.
I can honestly say that I don't think any of my photo 'things' every go exactly how I envision.  But, I keep on truckn'.
Well, most of the time. 
I have scrapped a few projects. 
Cause they sucked.
Okay, I'm not sure where I'm going with this. I like to free flow... all the greats do it right?
Not that I am a great.. I'm just a regular, but oh man...
this post is going downhill and nowhere at the same time.

Back on track...
I wanted to do something in a series, an ongoing project if you will. 
It's taking a lot time, and willing subjects (my kids), so there have been a few hurdles, about three to be exact. 
But here she be:

If you have the time,
could you please like and share my post from the Huffington site?
The more likes and shares I get of the the original article the farther up the roster I get to move.
I would be eternally grateful!

Thanks so much, especially if at this point you are still reading this.
You rock.
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