Thursday, March 18, 2010

Before and After...

Well, it's before and after Thursday.
What's that, you ask?
Well, Monica over at
Pixel Perfect hosts a before and after blog hop.
And because I'm endlessly playing with my photos.
And doing absolutely nothing with them when I am finished.
This has given me an opportunity to actually give them a home!

A few weeks ago I went out to my grandparents farm.
It is a idealic spot on 20 acres.

The spot where they raised their 10 children.
For nostalgic reasons, I roamed the house the other day and clicked pictures of every room.
All the things that I remember as a girl are still there.
It is amazing.
I was tickled pink when I found these lovely little saddle shoes inside of this old rustic blue dresser.
I'm not sure who they belonged to.
Let's just pretend they were my mom's, when she was a little girl of about 6.
Let's just imagine that she walked to school in these shoes.
Aren't they sweet?

So, while playing "let's imagine".
This is what I came up with.
Can't you see her skipping down the dirt road in these little saddle shoes?
Shoe 5
For some reason, these make me smile.

This picture was edited with Photoshop Elements 6. I found the nifty little photo corners at the Coffeeshop .


Carrie said...

Absolutely adorable! ... and I love Coffeeshop!! ;)

lovingmylife said...

Oh man, you totally transported that photo back in time! Love it!

Michelle said...

Beautiful editing job! I love the nostalgic feel of the photo.

Eileen said...

Can I just send my photos to you and you can make them look all wonderful?


The Mum said...

Oh WOW! I love, love, love what you did to this photo. The processing perfectly fits the subject. Awesome job. I'm a fan of Coffeeshop as well, but I haven't seen the corners yet. Off to find them now!

Thank you for sharing!

CalgaryDaddy said...

So Cool! I wish I could do this!


Pixel Perfect said...

Of course I LOVE it!! It's such a great idea for a photo!! Thank you for sharing!


Sonora said...

I love this picture, before and after. The after is really sweet though. I love how you changed it. I need to learn how to use photoshop.

loki photography said...

LOVE IT! {enough said}

Victoria said...

Love the before and after - the SOOC is great~ but the after really sets the scene! Great Edit!!!

3LittleMonkeys said...

What a great "after" photo. Your pictures really, really, really make me want to get Photoshop! It's amazing what that program can do.

Tracy said...

Wow!! What a beautiful shot. Love the old worn feeling.

Feris said...

Loved your edit, it's truly amazing :)

krista lucas photography said...

oh, i really love this! those shoes are a great find and the edit is PERFECT for the photo!!


Arizona Mamma said...

Wonderful, as always! you always use elements? I have elements and that is what I stumble my way around.
Another question...Are you not able to ask your mom or someone else about the shoes? I love the idea that they may have been hers.

Brianne said...

I love the vintage feel to this! And I LOVE old school saddle shoes! :D Great edit, and thanks for stopping by for a visit! :D

Hannah said...

Stopping by from Pixel Perfect.

I love the coloring on the edit, and the how the photo is VERY vintage looking. Great job! :-)

Hannah @ Aspire

Heather said...

wow! I love the photo and the edit!

Laura said...

They are SO cute and your after shot is just perfect!

liz said...

Hi Julie! I found you through BF; we've been commenting in one of the same communities. I love your photography, and those saddle shoes are just too sweet! I'm following now and will be back on Monday to check out your Mom n Me.


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