Ree makes the funniest faces these days. I keep meaning to capture them, but I’m usually laughing rather than reaching for a camera when she’s dishing out the facial drama.
The other day, I got lucky. She was lying on the floor in front of our sliding glass door (the lightest spot in our house) and I wanted to try out some manual settings on the camera. As long as I told jokes, she was just fine lying there for a few minutes while I snapped away and tried to learn and learn fast.
I still didn’t manage to get her trademark face of late—the one where she tilts her head a little down and scrunches her eyebrows up and together, while looking directly at you and giving an extremely dubious “are you nuts?!” look, so I’ll keep trying. In the meantime, here are a few of her funny faces, converted to black and white for Lisa’s Black and White Wednesday.
Funny little sweetie. For these photos, I added a small vignette (because who really needs to see more of our stained, scarred wood floor, heh heh) and mostly used the "Creative – Aged Photo” preset in Lightroom. The various presets always give radically different results depending on my underlying photos. So I have a whole bunch of them and usually click and click and click to see if there are any that I like before hacking away at my adjustments manually. And the preset I pick is never the preset I used last time, which is funny. I liked the Aged Photo preset in this case because it gave the photos almost a pink wash (kind of a pink tint, you know?), Ree's face looked luminous (rather than gray) and her incredibly bright adorable lips still retained a bit of blush. Probably not how any professional photographers would do it, but hey I’m having lots 'o fun and learning and the photos make me smile.
Have a happy Wednesday!
PS: Here's one of the pics straight out of camera (SOOC), in case you’re curious what the originals looked like. I know I always like to peek beneath the covers, so to speak: