Saturday, October 30, 2010

Learning something new



Hello Everyone!
Here are a few pictures that I applied Florabella Actions and Textures to.

They all have different actions and or textures applied to them.
I am sorry I didn't keep track of what I did either... next time I will. 

Keep in mind, these were dark pictures to start with and I am just learning how to do this.

I really can't wait to learn more about it.....
It is like painting a picture.


To make pictures bigger, please double click on the images.



This sweet little girl is my niece, she was one of the flower girls that day!






My nephew Joseph, the ring bearer



My nephew John, and his wife, Blaze


Margaret and Nicholas (my niece and nephew)


All of the above pictures had different florabella textures and or florabella actions applied to them.
Most of the pictures from that day were unfortunately dark like the picture of my niece at the bottom of this post....


On another note...
If you are interested in learning more about photography like I am, Lara Blair, 
also known as the Modern Prairie Girl, will be doing a week long tutorial on photography beginning 
Monday.  Lara's a talented photographer,
I can hardly wait to tune in on Monday!

Have a great weekend!
Take Care,
Maria


How they looked before...

35 comments:

Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria said...

These are all so pretty! I love the Florabella actions you applied, you now have me wanting some of my own. Great job!!

Hugs,
Victoria

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful photos! It must be fun to learn and play with your new textures...the results are fabulous so far! Your models are all gorgeous...beautiful bride and groom.
Happy Halloween! :)

NanaDiana said...

Maria-Those are beautiful photos. What a great wedding~ I don't know much about the photo progam but I understand it is quite a learning experience. Diana

Debby said...

Love the pictures. That sweet little neice in her white dress and boots.....way too cute.

michelle said...

The photos are beautiful! You did a great job. Your little niece is just adorable! I am loving all these textures that I am seeing!

Eldrid said...

Hi!

I was so lucky to find your page! What a beautiful inspiering blog!
Love your pictures.

I could see you work with somthing like that in the future...cause girl, you got tallent!

Love from Norway

eldrid

Blondie's Journal said...

Stunning pictures, Maria. The children are precious and the bride and groom look SO happy!! It looks like it was a magical day!

XO,
Jane

Mommy Life With 5 said...

Great photos ! I love how you used textures~ I'd love to learn how to do that :)

Onna said...

The wedding picture was so beautiful!! :) All the pictures were so nice.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

They turned out beautiful!! ;) Hugs,Rachel

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Maria, I LOVE Florabella actions too! It took me a little while to figure them out too... but your photos really are just beautiful and it is amazing how they take a regular looking photo and make them special.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend! xoxo Heather

Anonymous said...

These photos are drop dead gorgeous, Maria! Your beautiful models probably helped...LOL...
this looks like it could be a magazine advertisement pictorial for Ralph Lauren or something like that...I can't believe you are just starting out with the Florabella textures - can't wait to see when you are a pro!!! Hugs and hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!!!
Gina

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Great pictures Maria!! All the kids in this post are adorable! I would love to learn more about photography, so thanks for the heads up about the tutorial!
xoxo ~ Jo

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Wow these images are so soft and beautiful. What a beautiful wedding.

I have had her actions on my wish list for a while!!

Thanks for the tip re the photo tutorial xox

kerrie said...

They have that softness that I admire. I need to learn how to do this. My favorite photo is of the bride and groom. What a name, Blaze, wow, love it!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Be careful, they're addictive! :-)

Tracey said...

Maria these look awesome!!!!!!! I especially love that second one and the one of your nephew and his wife...so cool...and that truck is amazing!!! Great job!

Hugs ~

:) T

Reinspire said...

Oh My! That picture of your nephew and his wife just captured my heart! That is one of the most beautiful photographs(effects)! Love how they are posed by the old truck! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

Lana said...

Lovely photos! I really like the dreamy, vintage look that you get with the different actions.

Lindsay said...

What a gorgeous family you have Maria :) Happy Halloween my friend!

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

Gorgeous pictures of some gorgeous kids!
Just wonderful!

Regards, Veronique

Rachel said...

i just recently got a cam and exploring photography. the photos are so dreamy, love the effect. off to check lara's blog. thanks for the share:)

Zaira said...

Lovely pics Maria! Your niece is a doll!! Love her with a roamntic dress and cowboy's boots! She's got style.....

Hugs
Zaira


Ps. will be in touch this week, I have some things to write but not all good!!!....

Daydream Living said...

Hi Maria,
You did a good job! Love that your little niece wears her boots under her pretty dress, so cute! Happy Halloween today!
Maureen x

very merry vintage style said...

Looks like a fairy tale wedding.. beautiful setting and beautiful people. And... your photos are beautiful too!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Maria, I was just stopping by again today to tell you that if you visit The Pioneer Woman's photography section... you can download some really great FREE actions. I use them all the time to gently lighten, brighten or warm a photo.

Let me know if you need any extra help!

All That Jazz said...

The composition of those photos were amazing to begin with, but the actions did improve colors and textures! They look great, and what cuties you have to photograph, too!
~michelle~
p.s. love the name Blaze, how unique!!

Kristin said...

Hi Maria!!! I am hooked on photography as well. I got my new camera some months ago and right now I'm studying photoshop :) Your photos look AMAZING and how much I would like to know what you did!!! But next time!! Have a beautiful day!

Kristin xx

fernandflora said...

Hello!

Aren't photo editing programs amazing? I would die without my photshop!

Also- you have some GOREGEOUS relatives! Just gorgeous!

xo xo

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Thanks, Maria, you sweet girl :) appreciate the link love...there's some serious learning going on already with the tutorial! Very exciting. :)
ox
Please email me a snail mail address...I have something homemade for ya!
lara@larablairimages.com

Lara

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

wow they are all really great pictures!!

Keswick Country said...

Hey maria - the pictures turned out so amazing! Do the actions only work for photoshop or do you use a different program?

Priscila Peters said...

Lovely, lovely images!!!

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful blog you have and it's title is so appropriate ~ everything is dreamy, soft and absolutely lovely. I'm your newest follower.
Cindy

Linda said...

Hello!
Just what to say that your photos are beautiful...:)

Love your blog..:)

Linda In Sweden...