Thursday, October 26, 2006

No news today.....

just trying to play catch-up! I've got a ton of laundry to do.....and get this, you know when I listed 5 weird things about me and one of them was that I have to vaccum on Wednesday and Sundays....well guess what....I haven't vaccumed my house since last Sunday! Pretty WILD -N- CRAZY aren't I? LOL!! I haven't had the time and it's killing me....the dogs are bringing in dead leaves and grass and not to mention it's been raining for the past 2 days. Now you guys must think we live in Pigpen's house and Gracie has a puff of dirt that follows her where ever she goes! =)

Anywho...here's a couple from the last few days. I can't decide if I like the b/w or the color in this one...what do you guys think? I may use it as my Splash Page image. =)

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With the first one, I used my Color Boost and added an color burn duplicate layer and adjusted the opactiy to like 35%. The other is just with my B/W 2 action. =)

And inside because it started to rain...

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She was telling me the famous "Knock, Knock Banana Joke!" Remember that one? =)
Tomorrow is picture day at school....Heaven help us! =)

28 Comments:

Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I am new to your blog and already marked it as a Fav.. I love LOVE your photography and you write so well.. great sense of humor.. plus your tips are awesome..great way to help me improve.. ( always trying to get better ) thanks..

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

I am leaning towards the color but they both are sweet! Her expression is great! LOVE her face on the indoors one!

We have the leaves tracking in issue too at this time of year,drives me nuts. :-)

8:06 PM  
Blogger Julie C Butler said...

My God she is cute .. I love the color one ..
I love love love your actions - I am really loving B&W 2 .. You will have to check out my blog for new photos - I have used your actions on some/most of them!!!
Oh! And the photo of Gracie inside is to die for!!
Where is Sam these days??

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Joy said...

I've visited your blog countless times and I adore your work. I had to comment, finally, because although I loooove your b&w, that color picture is absolutely perfect. The hot pink and black is so gorgeous, I think this is just one of those photos that merit that saturated color! Of course, your photo is flawless (as usual) so you really can't go wrong. The color is just striking, though!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Becky (Daisyduster) said...

I think I like the....color one a little better. It's so striking.
Picture day! OMG...let us know...

11:33 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Love the color one.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Well you know what I will say......B&W!!!!! Love em'!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Pictures look great! It always makes my day. I can't wait to get back to the swing of things. Gracie is pretty as always...

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That last one of Gracie inside is your GAP AD winner - gorgeous!! love your work!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love that first one in color! Your colors are awesome!

9:18 AM  
Blogger tara said...

love the color!
always awesome no matter what though! love that she will pose for you and looks like she LOVES IT
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9:27 AM  
Blogger lynne said...

orange you glad I didn't say banana? Yep, I hear that one all the time too, lol! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Tina Parker said...

That's a tough call Brenda, I LOVE them both, but I am really diggin the colors here- so I am leaning toward that one! I would use all 3 of them, somewhere- somehow;)
-Tina

9:29 AM  
Blogger Kathy P said...

I love the coloured one! Beautiful! I really like the last one too! Very cute!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Love that one outside! She is such a cutie! Have you done any selective coloring? I wonder what it would look like if her skirt was the only color... I don't like to overkill it though, but sometimes it just works.

10:24 AM  
Blogger ellen said...

I like the b&w...

1:12 PM  
Anonymous frederique said...

You know me: CO-LOR!!!!
Brenda, these are breathtaking. LOVE them!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous michelle said...

Hi Brenda -

I was just looking at your self portraits and was wondering if you could tell me the brand & style # of your eye glasses. I am the worst at picking out new glasses and I really like yours. Sorry this is such an of the wall request!!

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Sheila said...

Brenda!!
We've all seen pics of your house and it is imaculate.
My place is the pigpen ...well it's not that bad but it ain't grand....

2:57 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Kwan said...

Beautiful...I say go with the color! it is BRILLIANT!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thank you Elizabeth! =)

Suzanne.....I still can't decide...I'm going back and forth! LOL!! Don't you hate that...little bits of leaves all over the place...it drives my batty!

Cool Julie...I'm so glad you like them...I'm going to check it out. Sam is here..just trying to keep the camera out of her face....praying she'll get over the hatred of it! LOL!!

Thank you so much Joy...that was so awesome to say! =)

Becky...it came and went! We bought the cheapest package...like 1 5x7 and 8 wallets. They are so traditional an boring but I had to buy something. And if I could have gotten away with sending her in with a tutu and angel wings...don't think I would not have done it! LOL!!

Thanks Victoria, Melissa, Kathy, Ellen and Tiffany! =)

Michelle,
I can always count on your for a b/w vote...thanks sweetie! =)

Anonymous...I wish! She's to old to enter. Thank you! =)

Tara...she's a little too cheezie sometimes, especially with her fake smile...it's awful! LOL!!

Yep Lynne...that's the one! I think that's the only one she knows...she needs new material! =)

Tina,
You're no help...JK! Thanks sweetie! =)

Julia...don't laugh..I have no clue how to do it! LOL!! OK..you can laugh! =)

And I can always count on you Frederique to pick the color...you and Michelle are my checks and balance! LOL!!

Michelle,
I hav no clue on a style number but I think you shouldn't have a problem finding them. They are by Calvin Klein and on the outsie it's dark brown (almost black) and on the inside...they are pink. And just to let you know....when you have them on, the pink doesn't show. =)

LOL Shelia...thanks! =)

Hey Kim...thanks for stopping by! Thanks sweetie. =)

4:26 PM  
Blogger Phoenixdoula said...

colour for that one - for sure.

For the inside one - is that white seamless? I was going to ask that on ILP the last time you posted and forgot.

So glad you're on Flickr now - a little more Brenda is just what I needed in my life.

12:21 AM  
Blogger amy m said...

Brenda I'm not quite sure I have the words. Simply amazing. I can see why your having a hard time deciding color/bw. They are both so fabulous. I think I am going to have to saw color. for some reason the contrast with the pink is calling to me.

The last one...stunning. I don't know her, but it seems you've captured her genuine self. I need some pointers. My kids are not the easiest models. What do you say to them?

2:14 AM  
Anonymous amy howe said...

hey bren..which lens did you use for these?

8:04 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thanks Jeanette....I think I'm going to be in trouble with Flickr! LOL!! The inside one is 2 white foam boards...she's sitting on one and the other is leaning up against the wall. =) I like it better because I don't have to mess with any wrinkles. =)

AWWW....thank you Amy! =) I tell her jokes...have her tell me some. I tease her about all her "boyfriends"...just goofy stuff like that.

Amy....hey chicka! I took them with my 85mm...so can you image that DOF with your 1.4? =)

11:12 AM  
Anonymous maggie Holmes said...

amazing brenda!
my vote is for the color one!!
and i hope your back starts feeling better - i am so sorry!! hugs!!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Lanne said...

ok... pic of her with the boots ..the skirt and that FACE! is priceless and precious....
get it printed BIG.... and treasure it when she is 15! hehe

2:48 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

AWWWW....thanks girls! =)

11:08 AM  

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