Sunday, April 5, 2009

Stop-Motion

Canon Powershot A470, ISO 200, 1/60 sec, f/3.0, 6.3mm)

Here's the obligatory kiddo shot. I haven't posted one yet, so I figured it's time. These two little guys (Levi on the left, Asher on the right) represent motion to me in so many different ways. First of all, they never stop, even in their sleep. No kidding. I go in their room after getting off work in the morning and they're sound asleep yet constantly moving; it's pretty rare to get a blur-free photo of both of them. They stop my heart with every smile and then start it racing again. They keep me moving forward even when I just want to crawl under a rock and hide, make me want to provide the best that I possibly can for them. Have I gushed enough?

I took this with our point and shoot yesterday morning after the boys woke up and I put Levi in Asher's crib. I cropped it a tiny bit, and adjust the curve a little bit to lighten it and get rid of a little bit of redness out of their faces, and then ran the Hot Cocoa action from the CoffeeShop Actions blog (more free action goodness) to give it a slightly dreamy quality. But trust me, I eased up on the opacity A LOT; the original setting made it so you could barely even see their faces.

I tried uploading the size of photo that I usually upload and it seems like the blog got squished in size a bit because the photo is cut off on the right side. Bummer. :( But I kept it that size because the next size down is just too small.

9 comments:

Candace said...

Very cute boys!

Thanks for sharing them with us!

I love the colors and how they're both looking at you the same way. It's precious.

Felicia H. said...

They are so cute and look so much alike(at least in this picture). love the picture!

Brittney said...

Oh my, they are so adorable. The picture stops my heart. I love their wide eyes and binkies. CUTE!

Rachel H. said...

This is so sweet! I imagine that your title is very appropriate... :) Very nice coloring!!!

Teri said...

The Babies are soo cute, very nice picture and you captured them at just the right time. Nice coloring too.

Breezi said...

sweet little guys!
I love the soft tone of the picture.

Katy said...

Total Framer! Beautiful picture and boys too-- so soft and sweet... makes me want to cuddle cuddle cuddle!

Shanda Call said...

Total cuties!

AprilF said...

What cuties! I bet they keep you moving!