Thursday, May 15, 2008

Not a Baby Anymore--A Little Boy

Well, words can't really do justice to how much my baby has turned into a little boy. He walks, says some words, drinks whole milk, and knows how to hold a cell phone up to his ear. In fact, tonight, he even tried to eat his risotto with a spoon. Did I mention that every time we sit down to dinner, he reminds us to pray--he puts his hands together and says "God," and he won't stop until we pray or sing "God our father, God our father, we thank you, we thank you, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, Amen, Amen" (to the tune of Frere Jacques).

Here are some highlights of my final attempts of doing his one year old portraits myself. I now have over 100 Ty is One images to sort through and edit in Photoshop! I chose these as my top 4 (from tonight).

Christy, you will appreciate that I shot in RAW, and the only adjustment I have made thus far is the WB. It wasn't so bad after all!

FWIW, I had 2 goals. First, I wanted to experiment with backlighting, and secondly, I wanted to capture his big, beautiful, brown eyes. And Jennifer, I really had a blast SHOOTING Ty :-)

P.S. In the 2nd pose, I can't decide if I should leave the dirt on the mouth or clone it out--it is an honest representation of his personality! :-)


Collin and Christy said...

Did you have any trouble with noise when you transfered it to JPG? They look good! I wish we lived closer so I could show you the fun stuff to do for WB! But you might already know about the dropper...I don't know...if you don't call me up!

Dawn said...

Can't wait to pick your brain on what you've learned. Girl, I can't wait to move to san antonio.

Miss you! He's such a cutie! I didn't know his eyes are brown - they look kind of hazel in the shots, but I guess I'm used to the black-brown eyes Braden has.

Anyway, he sure looks like his daddy!!! :-)

Kristi said...

Tye is sooo sweet. My favorite photo is the vertical one. Just beautiful, Melissa. You are so talented.

Jennifer said...

Haha! I'm so glad that Ty survived the "shooting!" He's just as cute as ever. I love it!! Great pics!!