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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Photo Friday Challenge #2




So, Carly has posted the second theme for the Photo Friday Challenge - Sparkle. She has taken the most beautiful pictures of her girls with their great big eyes sparkling away. Crikey! (it's "An expression of astonishment") :) Talk about intimidating!


My kids are in their late teens... I have a hard enough time getting to see them let alone making them sit still for a photo these days :) I was a bit stumped for an idea until it started to rain... the first time in weeks! We live in the Tropics and it is usually hot and sunny. Anyway, I grabbed the camera and after lots of trial and error, finally came away with this. 




Now I did play around in Photoshop trying different things. Since I am treating this Photo challenge as a learning activity, I would be really interested in your comments and any tips you might have :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Jay Gee

16 comments:

Joy said...

WOW! Judith this is an amazing photo, you ROCK girl!!! hugs!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I've been pondering "sparkle" all day! No ideas yet. :-)

As for constructive advice, I'm not sure I'm qualified, LOL! Perhaps try a different crop to move the branch out of the centre of the photo (ie. the rule of thirds). I love the out of focus leaves underneath, and I adore that sparkling water drop. I love the colour you've got here, also.

Dawn said...

WOW Judith ~ this is totally stunning. I am very impressed with your photo. You have captured the sparkle of the rain drops beautifully.

Karen B. said...

I think this is a delightful photograph.

Jane said...

This is BRILLIANT!!!

Carly said...

WOW! WOW!! This photo is beyond gorgeous! Love it!

Susanne V. said...

Simply beautiful! Wouldn't change a thing. It's perfect!

Jess said...

Love the colours and the droplets of water! You could try playing around with a few crops, but I think it looks great as it is! So vibrant!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Judith! A fabulous take on "sparkle". No tips I'm afraid. I should be taking this class too!

Simone said...

Wow!!! This photo is absolutely gorgeous Judith!

Jenny said...

Great focus Judith and awesome subject.... yep teenagers loose the sparkle in eyes don't they :)
Jenny x

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous and so refreshing! I love how you captured those drips.

LĂ©anne :) said...

Fantastic photo!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Magazine quality!

Janneke said...

What a great photo ;o)

Sue said...

An amazing interpretation of the sparkle challenge, the water droplets really fit the bill!! :)