Thursday Miscellany (and 200+ followers!)

 Thursday, June 16, 2011

I just reached 200 followers this week, in just over 7 months of blogging! Thank you, awesome followers:

Speaking of awesome, my friends are awesome.  They love me, and wherever we go, they jump for me!

Yes, I even make my friends jump in a bowling alley! I apologize for the quality--it was dark and I was using a flash and my ISO was bumped up REALLY high! But at least I learned my camera can get up to about ISO 1250 with hardly any grain! It also gave me a chance to practice with my flash and this little soft box I bought for it. The first shot is still a little dark and I bumped the flash a little brighter after that.


And just for fun, here's that last shot in black and white.


Click it Up a Notch

I've seen some shots like these around the net and I was suddenly inspired to try one. I don't do a lot of self-portraits, but I like that the camera is in focus and I'm softly blurred out! I took this in my bathroom mirror!


PhotobucketThe Daily Wyattand then, she {snapped}the long road

And lastly, a quick edit for you, since I'm finally finishing all the edits from my portrait session with my friend Kristin! (which can be seen herehere, and here.) I was looking through my pics from the shoot and wondered why I never noticed this picture before!

Here's the "after":


To edit, I did these steps:
-Cropped slightly.
-Ran Pioneer Woman's Slight Lighten action at 85% opacity.
-Ran Pioneer Woman's Boost action at 30% opacity.
-Ran Coffee Shop's Baby Powder Room action to sharpen her eyes and smooth her skin.

Here's the after with the original:



Lindsey June 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

I love your self portrait!

Jamie H June 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM  

Love the warmth you added to your before/after edit!

Carrie June 16, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

very subtle changes to your edit but what a difference great job!

BellaVida June 16, 2011 at 1:21 PM  

Hi Jaymi, thanks for dropping by my blog. Congrats on ur followers I'm 202!

Bella Vida by Letty
Have a great day.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal June 16, 2011 at 3:19 PM  

Congrats on 200! Hope many more come your way. :)

Love the edits -- well done!

the little things... June 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM  

great edit on your friend, so pretty!!!! and my fave jump pic is the b&w!! congrats on reaching 200!

em June 16, 2011 at 5:15 PM  

I love the edit...beautiful and bright!

Elena June 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM  

Very cool pics! Love the bowling ones!

Sara June 17, 2011 at 3:27 AM  

Congrats on your following & great self portrait! The shots from your portrait session are all lovely. Fantastic work!

Kristen June 17, 2011 at 7:29 AM  

Great shots! Love your edit.

Amber June 17, 2011 at 9:27 AM  

Jaymi.....y'all are just too much fun!!!

Allison Hoffman June 17, 2011 at 1:35 PM  

beautiful edit- and what fun fabulous friends you have!

Courtney June 19, 2011 at 7:30 AM  

Congrats on reaching 200!! That is super exciting!! Love that jumping one in black and white! The movement of the hair makes the photo!! You DO have great friends!! So glad to see you (kind of :O) You should get in front of the camera more often!! I also love your edit of your friend Kristin. Soft and simple! Perfect!!

Kayla Sue June 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

That last shot is beautiful!!! Wonderful job! And I do love the jumping photo in black and white, as well :)

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