Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Easter Photo Delight


Herewith my Easter photos...

Inspired by my big square punch, recently acquired, I decided to test out the "CD cover - square" crop size on Picasa & create grid collages instead of mosaic ones, for a change. I really don't like our garden (rented) so I used the soft-focus function to blur the background as much as possible! We had our hunt a bit late in the morning & the sun was directly overhead so there was too much shadow, but the kid's fun was more important to me than perfect photographs. This way I can scrap Easter Sunday in one double layout, instead of numerous pages...nice!

The cats were bemused & intrigued by the goings on so I had to include them in the collages! I didn't choose the kids outfits but I told them all to go for something nice & fresh - yellow/blues & make sure they all "tied in" together...they did a good job I reckon! When I print these out I am going to go for A4 size so they will all be a lot clearer than how they appear here. The photos in the above collage were taken against a white wall (of our house) which is always an effective, uncomplicated background that does away with any distracting elements.

Jack was very sulky & complaining about having to change into something more suitable, so I had to disclude him from this photo because I was laughing so much at his cross expression that the camera was shaking all over the place!

Here he is making an effort (hard to believe...) but not too bad...

And here is more of the real Jack! His dad threatened to take away his chocolate unless he co-operated...could have something to do with the sudden appearance of a smile! ;-)


9 comments:

jax said...

Looks like they had a great time, must have got stax of eggs! Did the cats get any forgotten chockies?

topkatnz said...

yes, the signs of a maniacal scrapper, when your kids are required to wear co-ordinating clothes!!heehee! ... did you know you can increase/decrease your 'glow' field in Picasa?

Shayne said...

Gorgeous pics. I didn't even think about matching clothes - the girls were still in their pj's but i think i managed ok!

Need to try out Picasa but being on dialup seems to be a problem as it takes forever to open - or am i being doff? ANy tips?

Desire Fourie said...

Nothing that bribery can't fix hey. Lovely photos of the brood which you will always treasure in years to come. Hugs from Desire

kma said...

Such a beautiful family you have there, Helen.

And YOU are a very talented photographer yourself.

Sandra said...

Argh, not sure why it did that. That last comment was from me, Sandra.

Sophia said...

Beautiful photos Helen, great job.

Cindy said...

great family snaps. and thanks for the comments about my digi layouts. I did these in Photoshop Elements and i am a beginner too. I have just completed a 8 lesson course that just explained the toolbar, which was great and i go online to photoshop tutorials. U Tube has heaps and being video tutorials is great. i had only used photoshop to do basic photo editing before but world of digi gives a mess free option at times. i still love cutting and pasting and wouldnt give it up for the world.

Lynette said...

You are blessed to have such beautiful children.