Monday, May 4, 2009

Week 17 - Photo Challenge (Kids Category) and (Adult Category)


This weeks theme is hats! To see more fun entries click here http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/. This weeks guest judge is Jodi Friedman.
I learned something new about these photo contests! I learned that they post their themes in advance! I was wondering how people posted their amazing photo's so fast when the theme was only just posted... BUT they post them ahead of time. So I new this week's theme would be hats so I had such a fun idea for this theme! I ordered a hat and everything. I ordered the hat last week and I just got the email today saying it just shipped out.... (sob) It won't be here in time for the contest so I had to dig through some old photos that I had.

This one is of my daughter at 6 months old. I used a petal blanket as a prop and bought a fun bonnet and matching petal bloomers to match! She has the most precious little smile in this photo! This was one of my first photo shoots with props, lighting and a backdrop... one thing I learned about this is "TAKE YOUR TAGS OFF BEFORE YOU USE A PROP!" LOL! Has that ever happened to any of you or were you all smarter then me?

Here is my Kid Entry...


Here is my adult entry.


When I took this picture in Sayulita Mexico I was trying to capture the expression on his face more then the hat (Not knowing I would ever enter it into a contest). If you look closely you can see all the layers of hats he is wearing.
This man walked the beaches of Sayulita and sold hats. I actually bought a pretty pink one from this man! I have always loved this photo because the expression on his face is priceless! People in Mexico were so friendly, peaceful and happy. They were not like us in America where we are busy, stressed, busy, stressed. It was an amazing experience to see life from a different culture.. In Mexico they are all about family and it seems like here in America most of us are all about money and material items. Sorry to preach... but it just makes me take time to appreciate God and all the small things in life that he has blessed me with...
So there you have it! My entries into the contests this week!

21 comments:

Denise said...

Love the adult entry! I agree they are so much more laid back than we are here! I Love his expression. Great job.

Denise said...

I love the adult entry. I agree they are so much more laid back than we are here. I love the expression on his face. Great job.

Jenney said...

Wow, I really enjoyed your entries. I never enter the adult contest because I rarely take pictures of adults...but they usually are the best in this contest!

Boybarian Dad said...

Your daughter is a doll. I love that pic, awesome job.

Well the bunny is trying to grow the hair out so he can be Santa in another 8 months :)

B Dad

Taylor said...

Both of these are excellent shots! The man's face is great! I just love the shot of your daughter and all the props you used.

Dawnelle said...

wow- those are both beautiful entries!

My Two Seasons said...

Wow! What a cutie you have! I love the bonnet and bloomers! So cute!

Your adult entry is awesome! I love it!

Karie Lee said...

The first one is quite sweet and the adult, a great capture of life.

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, I love the flowers!

Dana said...

WOW! I like them both. They are really good.

Show and Tell Photography said...

The adult face is so raw and natural. I like how you caught him interacting. Great eye for capturing such a fleeting moment.

A Family Completed... said...

Those are great shots. I love your adult entry. The expression is great!

Upstatemomof3 said...

They are both really nice pictures but that picture of your baby girl is amazing. Perfect smile, perfect props. I love it. It is beautiful!!!

Rebekah said...

Wow! Both pictures are amazing! Your daughter is so adorable and I just love that hat!!

Esther said...

What a cute little girly...I'd love the see the picture you were going to take whenever the other hat comes :D

Love the adult picture too...so much written on his face, especially the eyes and you captured it beautifully.

Thanks for visiting my blog....I've had fun poking around yours :)

Joy said...

The expression on the mans face is a good one. And it is perfect that he is wearing multiple hats!

Carmen said...

Both pictures are great, beautiful baby and I love the adult picture, what a great face... I have left a tag hanging on a basket...I was taking pictures of my new great nephew and I never even noticed the tag until I looked at my pictures on the computer.....

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my photos! Always love those! These are two great photos, so original both of them. Good luck!

kristin

Becca said...

Both pictures are beautiful! :-) I especially love the adult entry - great captures!

JG said...

Those are both awesome entries. I love the flowers and you're right, that man's smile is priceless.

MMM said...

WOW.....you are exstreamly talented. I wish that i was this good. someday i hope to be but it takes practice. keep up the good work...

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