Sunday, August 30, 2009

Growing?

“I don't think much of a man

who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” 

~Abraham Lincoln

 

i love facesAt I Heart Faces this week

they want to see a picture of your Skills

before I Heart Faces.

and an After of a recent picture.

sienna in 09 (2) Here is Beautiful Sienna in January of 2009.

She is Lovely.

I thought that picture of her was perfectly pretty!

And it is!

But here is a picture I took in July 2009sienna

I have learned SO much.

I am very thankful  for

I Heart Faces.

I hope to keep learning and growing in the years ahead.

 

Learning is a treasure

that will follow its owner everywhere. 

~Chinese Proverbsienna thinking

 

All the world is a laboratory

to the inquiring mind. 

~Martin H. Fischer  

What do you love learning?

55 comments:

jlo said...

Gorgeous. Good for you for learning a craft!

richies said...

A beautiful young lady, and the last photo is so good.

An Arkies Musings

blueviolet said...

There is no question that your photography skills have been growing by leaps and bounds. We're so lucky to be the ones to see your journey!

jen@odbt said...

I agree - the site has taught me so much too. I love the sun flare you captured in your after photo...so vibrant!

Busy Bee Suz said...

WOW. that is amazing. :)

Raine said...

soo purty!

He & Me + 3 said...

She is gorgeous. Great shots.

smiles4u said...

Wow! I love both pictures but can surely see how your skills have improved from working at it and your willingness to learn more. I love learning too. I think it's a wise person that makes learning a lifelong thing.

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

great pics! it's awesome to see skills develop :) I heart I Heart Faces <3

Alice said...

all your shots are amazing. it's great to see our skilled develop and grow, and i can see changes in yours, as well as my own :O).

i love all the quotes you use on your blog, also!

my shots are posted now, too. come on over and visit anytime :O).

McFadden Family said...

Isn't I heart Faces Grrrreeeeaaaattt? We have all learned so much. wonderful shots!

Rosina said...

Wow..what a difference! Great editing..you are becoming better!!

Baloney said...

I'm impressed - and what a pretty subject!
I love your quotes.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

It's been a pleasure seeing your improvement over these past months! Love this after shot. WOW!

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Carly said...

I love the natural light!

Me-Mo said...

I imagine she doesn't take a bad picture! she's darling! So fun to see how everyone has improved thanks to IHF!

Rebecca Buckley said...

Hi there, I only joined iheartfaces a couple of days ago and this is why... great portraits of a beautiful wee girl, well done indeed :) Can't wait to meet you all and get started on my own journey with you ;D, Rebecca,x

Hayley said...

Thanks so much for popping by my blog and your gorgeous words!
Your work is beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Boy, she has grown. Or maybe matured is a better term. I love to learn anything. I like to do it yourself so I guess that is what I love to learn most. Learning is what keeps up going.

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

i couldnt agree more with you!!
beautiful picture!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

She is gorgeous!!!

Becca said...

Oh my gosh - those after pictures are amazing! :-) I love it!! You are totally growing and your pictures are amazing!

Jennifer Froh said...

I can tell you love what you're doing! It shows in your progress!!!! Fabulous!

Emily said...

I, too, am so thankful for I Heart Faces and the community there. It's made learning so much more fun...and it really is nice to know that we ARE learning. Great captures...I do see a difference, especially with photo editing.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

So, so beautiful! I love getting inspired by seeing before and after pictures. I just started learning more about photography and can not wait till I have developed more skill in this area!

I just love these! :)

April said...

I love 'em ALL! You have quite a talent there! What do I love learning? Anything that challenges me or pushs me to do something I never thought I could.

Melissa Lester said...

Your photos are beautiful! You have a great way of capturing a child's exuberance. Lovely!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

That does not surprise me you were a kindergarten teacher! You seem to love children.

Thanks for your advice. I probably tend to be more pushy too when I have a goal that I want reached. I certainly was with Jacob but thankfully he was a perfectionist so it was never a battle. I just want my kids to have a better education and a desire to learn then what I did. i just never really cared about school and my parents were the opposite and never really pushed for education.

With Ryan I have so many fun ways of learning planned. It will only be 20 minutes a day and I thought on Monday's we could do reading, Tuesday spelling, Wednesday Math, Thursday Art and Friday would be our fun field day where we go to the park. I also just bought him a camera (LOL does that surprise you!) so we are going go go on adventure walks. But your right I shouldn't push him.

I am very patient when it comes to education (surprisingly). I'm persistent but if one way isn't working I will lay in bed for hours trying to think of another way to reach my kids. Every child learns differently and Ryan has a small attention span so I will have to keep him entertained and make things fun for him.

Are you going to have anymore kids? I bet Kaishon would like a brother or sister! :D

septembermom said...

You have a talent with the camera! She is gorgeous.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your photography is wonderful and your subject gorgeous!
xo

Stephanie said...

She is such a pretty girl. I love both pictures but the second one brings out so much more energy and personality.

Katie said...

Wow, what seeting did you use? What editing, elements. I love the colors and lighting great job.

Trudy said...

Well, you definitely have a beautiful little subject there and that last photo is stunning!

Foursons said...

Beautiful "After" shots!

Taylor said...

The first shot is great but the last 2 are gorgeous. I love the lighting!

Mrs. Bird said...

Very nice improvement! It's so much fun to learn, isn't it?

momof3darlings said...

The first one is NICE. But the second one is DRAMATIC! And makes you want to keep looking! Great job! I am so proud of you!

And I always LOVE your quotes!

Heather said...

That second photo is just stunning ... beautiful :)

puna said...

I definitely see the difference and your photography gets better and better all the time. I love iheartfaces too!

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Mrs. B said...

Great improvement! Nice to meet you as well!

LisaBE said...

Thank you for your comments. I love the quote you have at the top from Abraham Lincoln. And I still think your first photo is beautiful. ;-)

Helen McGinn said...

Beautiful post and lovely pictures. x

RR Mama said...

Once again my friend...awesome pictures!

Riley Dwayne said...

thanks for the feedback! i also like your after shot especially with the hair floating in the air :) good work!

Monica Dyke said...

You should be proud of how far you have come! Beautiful job!

Shannon said...

I too love learning new techniques in shooting and editing photographs... I just love the lens flare in that second pic! GREAT work, as always!

Liese4 said...

I love the sunburst in the 2nd shot and the whimsy on her face in the 3rd, great job!

SKELLER said...

WOWZERS!!! I LOVE your second image (and third image, too, but I really really adore the 2nd!!) - the backlit hair, the strands blowing/glowing in the breeze, the FLARE!!! the beautiful exposure ... it's all perfect!!

Run DMT said...

Gorgeous...gorgeous...GORGEOUS! The model and your mad photo skills! :-)

H.K. said...

I love your heart face segments! One of the things that I'm constantly learning about is my son. Just when I think I know him, he does something to completely surprise me & most of them are good things!

Lynette said...

Love your post! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your growth!

Melinda said...

Love the little bit of sunflair in that second photo! You are such a rock star!!

RebeccaMom said...

WOW! I am completely amazed at the lighting in the "after" picture- gorgeous!

Liz said...

Beautiful pictures! She is so cute!