Friday, August 12, 2011
School Picture Day
Yesterday was school picture day for the kids. I tried to leave 5 minutes early for school so I'd have time to snap a few quick shots of my own. Joey was in a mood, but Madi and Johnny came through for me with those winning smiles I love. This shot is a few frames after, "Madi, give Johnny a tickle on his tummy." I tried to mess up this shot about every way that I could from the fence line above Madi's head being at the wrong height to not using the flash and getting some grain, but hopefully the clean-up work I did including using the Perfect Portrait 3 action (PSE7) from The Coffee Shop Blog helped. The framing is from OnOne's PhotoFrame. Besides border frames, there are a few layouts too.
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That's the start of chicken cacciatore substituting yellow squash for eggplant. I eventually added diced tomatoes, white wine, and some tricolor rotini. Yum!
After dinner, I took a short walk with the kids. Hey, when it's not 100+ it's actually nice to take a stroll:-)