Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Silly Portraits!

My silly photography class is so much fun.  Luckily, one of our assignments this last week was to do a portrait.  This was serendipitous because that is the theme for Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.  You can click here to see all the amazing images that are submitted.

One of my daughters was willing to be my guinea pig subject, so we went outside so I could get the right light, and this is the result....  I used Kim's pourvous, warmly vintage and serendipity textures to give it a vintage feel.

Now I have to give you the back story. I love this photo, but it is not the one I intended to take that day!  It was the other daughter who was my subject.  This one was most definitely not cooperating.

Daughter #1 and I were on a roll (so to speak), and I was getting some nice images:

Then, daughter #2 decides to come outside with snacks... and the dog.  Now I can't tell you how many snaps I have of #2 with a goofy expression on her face -- I think she is constitutionally incapable of smiling directly at the camera.  The mood changed abruptly:
sam 1ali sam 2ali sam 3

The party moved out onto the lawn, daughter #2 decided to put up her hair, and I captured this:
portrait of sam
She is nothing if not mercurial.


Dianne said...

Well, the pics of daughter #2 are great, but the one you ended up posting looks like a masterpiece--stupendous job, REALLY! I'm loving it--

Allison Hoffman said...

love the portraits of D#1 - her eyes are stunning!

Evelyn said...

These are lovely images of your daughter, the textures on the first are wonderful!

Greenfingers said...

What a lovely insight into your family life. The texture work on the photo you chose has a dreamy quality to it:)

libbyquilter said...

you did a great job of getting some family portraits~!!~
all are great but i do love the thoughtfulness of the chosen shot.


Vickie said...

Girls - Gotta love 'em!
Great job with the photo shoot and textures!

Geri Centonze said...

This portrait is gorgeous - would love to paint it! I'm a mixed media artist that LOVES faces!

Val said...

You have two lovely daughters Kathleen - and I loved reading about the photoshoot! The image you captured almost by accident is definitely the best one! Beautiful editing!

debsea said...

wonderful photos - all of them! you have two beautiful daughters! and so glad to have found your blog, which is also lovely!

Cedar said...

These photos are all fun and terrific! Your textured portrait is very lovely--so vintage and dreamy! Most of all I love all the "big" words you used--I can never pronounce it right but mercurial is one of my absolute favorite word--describes my middle child so well!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How fortunate you are to have two pretty daughters at your photo op beck and call! :)

They are lovely and your photos turned out great!

Amarie said...

Lovely capture! Love the texture work!

Lynne said...

Very Vermeer! Your daughters are lovely and seem to have a great time together.

snapshots2011 said...

You have two very beautiful daughters- I love when photographs just "happen" as yours did. The ones you set out to create were beautiful, but I just love the emotion in your final product!