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Monday, March 9, 2009

I Heart {Cropped} Faces

{UPDATE} I earned an honorable mention over at I Heart Faces this week! Thanks to site-founder Amy for liking my photo (BTW, I think your idea of a grouping of four in different colors is a GREAT one!) I cannot believe my photo was honored! I really just participate for fun and learning, and because the community of photographers there is so generous and kind! I couldn't be more thrilled with Amy's compliment!!! If you haven't already, head over to I Heart Faces and check out the winners. They are AMAZING. (My shot pales significantly in comparison!)

This week's I Heart Faces theme is Creative Crop, and we're allowed to share our original "before" image and our cropped "after" image. I'm entering the little Beast playing at the park for my kids entry. I tried a square crop on this because I thought it complimented the circular "frame" of the tunnel window. I also played around ALOT with post-processing just for fun. Critiques are encouraged, thanks!

Here is the original:

Check out all the other creatively cropped images by clicking on the button below:

55 comments:

Sally's World said...

beautiful photo...what a cutie pie!

drewmark19 said...

That's a great crop! There's so much that is missed in the original. Zooming in bring out all the adorable features of your little "beast". :) The big beautiful eyes, shy smile, "mommy look at me" expression...all hard to focus on in the original but just jumps off the page at you in the cropped version. Well done!

Dot O said...

Love this crop!!! He is adorable and you captured such a great expression!

Melinda said...

So stinkin' cute! I love how cropping it really showed off the emotion within his eyes and smile. Great job!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

It's amazing how much detail in the face that you miss before the crop. Your crop really brings the attention to his sweet face.

Courtney and the Boys said...

OH my gosh...this is adorable! I love that you cropped it square!

...just joined your blog frog! :)

Court

BlogBaby said...

Love it! Well done!

BlogBaby

Mireille said...

Beautiful!! I like this photo a lot!!

Rachel said...

What critiques??? I just love this shot and how you processed it - such a great expression! :)

Katheryn said...

That is a wonderful crop!!! I also love the post processing. It really made his face pop.

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Love the crop and the photo!!!

Kameron said...

That is a great picture and so bright and vibrant. He has gorgeous eyes! I need to figure out photoshop!!

sandy said...

That's awesome! Great job:0)

Jess to the Lo said...

I love the edited photos a LOT better! :D Job well done!

Karyn Kuniyuki said...

KaZAM! Way to go CareBear! I had a very similar moment with my baby this week and it just did not turn out. Your crop is AWESOME, love the way the face pops right out and screams "peek-a-boo!" Total cutie! You're in my winner's circle this week!

Sarah said...

Wow! Amazing crop! What a cutie pie! Very well done!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

This turned out fantastic!!!

Shonni said...

That really frames and focuses on the face. I like it!

Heather said...

Great crop! I like it much better cropped, you can see that devilish little smile much better!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Oh I love this - great photo idea and even better after the crop!

Tiffany said...

What a great crop! It brings out all the right details!

Heather said...

Wow, wow!!! Talk about a great crop within a crop. Love the processing!!!

Lolli said...

I LOVE it!! I have a very similar picture of my son peeking out a playground tunnel. I did't even think about using that one! ;)

DawnS said...

This is awesome! I love the way you cropped it but also your edits are amazing. Great job!

Mighty M said...

Great cropping!

iHeartFaces said...

We love the cropping job you did on this! Fantastic entry.

We just wanted to leave a quick reminder that you need to enter the permalink to your blog post into our Mr. Linky each week (not the link to the home page of your blog.) If you are not sure how to find the permalink to your post, please read the tutorial that can be found in the FAQ's section of our website (http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/2008/06/entry-example.html.)

We have fixed this week's entry for you. :)

Thank you,

~Amy & Angie
co-founders of iHeartFaces

Candi said...

love the crop...great job

Randi said...

Oh, I love it! Your crop is just perfect :)

Jessica said...

I love all the colors and great crop! Beautiful eyes!

Jessica said...

I love all the colors and great crop! Beautiful eyes!

MaryAnne said...

Very cute photo! I love the way the cropping really brings out his face, and I like the way you adjusted the coloring to make the colors more vivid.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great shot

Alexia said...

Oh, I like this picture! I love the mix of round hole and square crop!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

This is great, I love it.

Bryce's momma said...

I love it! I am gonna call it definitley in the top 10. Winner for me! Great job. Thanks for your comments on my last week placement. I can't compete with you this week! lol

Christi said...

Man, this is AWESOME!!!!! I love it. I haven't gotten around to posting mine yet. Maybe tonight.

feather k said...

so stinkin' cute! thanks for stopping by today!

Becca said...

Oh my goodness! I love it :-) Such a great picture - the color is beautiful, the crop is amazing! great job!

Kate said...

Awesome picture! The cropping just brings out everything about this picture! Good Job!

theArthurClan said...

I love the way you cropped the photo and the way the circle frames his face. Wonderful!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

daisigirl said...

Your photo is really cute! I like the color contrast. :)

kristi said...

just found your site through i heart faces. this is a great crop! i have several pics of my 2 yr old like this. i'll have to try it out. love the photos!
kristi @ angel babies

MELISSA said...

Love it! Great job!

MangyCat said...

Wow, that an incredible crop! The whole feeling of the picture completely changes. Nice job.

And hey, thanks for following on my blog! :o)

IMAGEine Couture Photography said...

This is the perfect crop! It really enhances the photo and I love the colors in the after! Well done.

Colleen said...

LOVE IT!!!!!:)

Mama Kat said...

Wow! I love how you improved this! How come every time I crop MY pictures they get grainy? Is it the camera??

And did we know we're practically neighbors?? I'm in the 253 yo!

Rebecca said...

I love It. Great shot, so sharp and great color.

Brooke said...

What a great crop! Totally makes an awesome photo!

Tranquility said...

I LOVE your after image! SO CUTE!

Keri said...

Love, LOVE this! Superb crop!

Kidd Family said...

such a cute pic and great crop!
thanks for your comment... just found this blog and it seem so fun... if not slightly addictive. just what i need! ha!
~Becca

Kristen said...

Your blog is adorable!!

Heather said...

Congrats Cari!!!! Woohoo on the honorable mention! IF I EVER make the top ten, I'm done entering. But I'm a mad, competitive woman on the quest for victory at that site! HOwever, my idea for "green" won't pan out with our stupid rain we're having today. Arghhh!

AndreaLeigh said...

that is lovely! i love the crop and the beautiful effects to his adorable face.