Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shadow: A shadow of her former self

I may have cheated a little with this one. A little. I took advantage of Picasa's cool features to make this photo.
The first photo was taken while my daughter was still in the hospital, last April. She was so tiny, four weeks early, and slept all the time (more than a normal newborn...we decided it was because she was still gestating). The second photo I took today. She was wearing a really cute dress for Valentine's Day coming up, and everyone at church commented on it. I look at her sitting up, posing for the camera, laughing, smiling, interacting, playing with a ribbon, crawling, and all these other things that she has learned to do, and I realize that Julie is already a shadow of her former self. She's changed so much. I look forward to much more change.

Here are the original photos:


(CC...on the originals. The multi-exposure one was just a click of a button.)

7 comments:

Candace said...

I love how you put the two pictures together, that's really awesome! And the originals are beautiful.. beautiful little girl! :) And we must've been pregnant at the exact same time. My little boy was born May 15th of last year! :)

Janelle said...

My due date was May 18th, but she came on April 22nd.

Shanda Call said...

I love the green in the background of that 2nd picture. Makes the picture pop. cute cute.

princess jen said...

I love the 2 photos together. I like the thought behind it. I hadn't quite thought of shadow in that way, but it's so true.

Teri said...

I love your picture and you said you did it on picassa...I have picassa too and was wwondering how you did that? It turned out really cute..I would like to try that with some of my photos. Good job!

Janelle said...

@Teri...What I did was just use the collage feature on Picasa. There are several different collage styles, and the last one on my list is a layered/multi-exposure/stacked effect. You probably can't do it with more than two photos, but give it a try!

Teri said...

Hey Janelle...thanks so much for the tip, I have used the collages many times but never saw that one... I will give it a try.