Kristi's Photo a Day

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 3 - A Kiss


I was planning to take a picture of Serena and her little friend saying goodbye. Their over exuberant hug brought them crashing to the ground. Serena banged her head on the hard floor and even though she tried to hold it together began to cry. As soon as she was done getting a hug from me, her friend gave her this sweet kiss to feel better. I tried my best to capture it even though I had left the camera on manual and had no time to even check my settings.

Today was a good day on my 365 journey. Today I realized that if I am going to do this for my family I need to worry less about the quality of the photo and more what the photos captures. I caught this sweet moment in a quite horrid photo. But, I decided it was the best photo for our day anyway. Bad photography - yes. Over processed - yes. Winner of the day - yes!!

Here's the original photo. I am really happy that I was able to salvage it as much as I did. At first glance, I thought it was probably destined for the trash can.


21 comments:

  1. What an amazing save!! It turned out to be a beautiful shot, full of emotion!

    I hope she was ok after her fall!

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  2. Great salvage! I am also trying not to over think my photos. Rarely do I have such great pics as you to fret over quality but I am trying to just roll with it. I think it might stall us on this "quest" if we fret too much. I think we can take chances. Beautiful job!

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  3. Oh, poor baby! And what a great friend she has, what a sweet kiss she got. Love what you did with the photo, it looks amazing!

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  4. This is a precious moment, Kristi. So glad you decided to go for the moment not the quality. A good reminder to us all.

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  5. Incredible! Awesome job saving this one. And like you, I would have thought it was destined for doom.

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  6. dimplesanddumplingsJanuary 3, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Gorgeous job with the photo!!! It's a perfect moment.

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  7. Kristi...wow! Perfect crop, perfect coloring! Amazing!

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  8. Love this so much! wow, what an amazing job on this pic - love your philosophy too!

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  9. It's beautiful! Even the original is a very sweet photo and memory :-)

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  10. That is simply amazing. Huge pat on the back to you.

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  11. Agree with the others, what you did with it is amazing and so sweet!

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  12. This is sweet and hearttouching! You did the perfect shot for a "photo of the day"!

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  13. Wow... you certainly did.... It is keepsake photo.... beautiful...

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  14. You're so right Kristi! It's the memory, not the quality that makes the photo good! However, I LOVE this photo, original and after you played with it. It's just such a sweet and tender moment!

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  15. This is so gorgeous and a wonderful example of how a photo can really be cropped and worked to get to the hidden emotion! Wow!

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  16. The enhanced photo is marvelous Kristi. Did you use a filter of some kind? Sorry if that's a dumb question, but I know next to nothing about photoshop.

    Hope Miss Serena is feeling better now.

    ~Susan

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  17. love what you did to salvage the shot! it's definitely a keeper!

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  18. I think it is absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Sweet, sweet photo. You always do such great things with lighting.

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