Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photography Challenge - Week 7 & 8

It's time for another update in the Photography Challenge at A Step in the Journey.  Last week I posted my photo to Flickr, but never got around to blogging about it.  Last week's topic was "what are you wearing today?"

On the particular day this photo was snapped, I was ready for some football!  Even though I live in the heart of Cowboys country, I am a Colts fan.  I truly believe that Peyton Manning is the smartest quarterback to ever play the game.  Hopefully he'll recover quickly and get back into the game this season.  Go Colts!

This week of the challenge focused on black and white photography.  Now this is where I decided that the guidelines of the challenge are pretty flexible.  I didn't actually take this week's photos, but instead decided to use Picnik to edit two of my favorite family photos.  Both were taken in 1977, three years before I was born. My mom will probably want to strangle me for putting these on my blog for all of the world to see, but they are so great that I can't resist sharing them.  Sorry mom!

This is my mom.  Back in the day, she was a bullrider, and she's got the trophies and belt buckles to prove it.  I believe she was 17 when this photo was taken in 1977.  I have always been fascinated by this photo.  The original was in color and a bit larger, so I cropped it, switched it to black and white, and adjusted the exposure, sharpness, and clarity.  I think I love it even more now.

This is one of my all-time favorite photos.  Also taken in 1977, this photo shows my mom and dad at the rodeo.  Such a cute couple!  This one was already black and white, but I adjusted the sharpness and clarity just to make it a little crisper.  Don't you love the clothes?

Next week's theme...a mess.  With two small kids, a husband, and dog, that one should be easy!  :)

1 comment:

  1. I loooove these pictures! What a great idea to get them on your hard drive and edit. It makes me want to pull out some old pics!