Saturday, March 7, 2009

Celebrate Being a Girl

nikonD90 f5.3 1/30 ISO200 62mm no flash b/w in photoshop

Since I'm not celebrating anything this weekend, I thought I'd take a picture of something I celebrate every day... my daughter, Aubrey. There are so many things to celebrate about her. She was my firstborn, so in her I celebrate the beginning of motherhood. She is growing up so fast that every time I look at her, I celebrate the beginning of womanhood. And, since she is my only daughter, we can celebrate being girls together.

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p.s. This picture, and others, look better blown up a little. If you click on the picture, it will be bigger. If it's too big, just press ctrl - (minus) until it's the right size to view. I like to do this with other people's pictures, so I thought I'd share the idea!

9 comments:

Rachel H. said...

Mindy! This is PERFECT!! What a wonderful thing to celebrate in your life. SO fitting for this challenge! I love it!

This SO captures being a young woman. She is gorgeous--I LOVE her hair!

And thanks for the extra tip at the end. I didn't even know that!

Candace said...

Love this! Your daughter is just beautiful!

AprilF said...

What a great celebration! As always I'm impressed by your creativity. I love the contrasty b&w you did. Her arm looks a little awkward- almost likes it's someone else's. I think if you had burned it a little more it wouldn't be a big focal point. She is beautiful!

Thanks for the tip! You can also use ctrl+scroll (on your mouse)- my 9 month old taught me that one. LOL!

Mindy said...

Oh boy, kids are getting better at the computer than we are at younger and younger ages! lol! ;)

Teri said...

Very Beautiful picture, I love black and white and I love her pose. I love taking pictures of my daughters to and thanks for the tip, I did try it with the picture of your daughter.

Jackie said...

She is just beautiful and what a good pic!

Travis and Jenny Holloway said...

Great portrait, and a wonderful thing to celebrate! Thanks for the tip! --Jenny

Carly Carlson said...

great shot! :)

Riggs Family said...

Cute girl