i ♥ faces ~ week 23 - sepia toned

Here is my weekly entry for the www.iheartfaces.com contest this week. The theme this week is "Sepia Toned". This week I am entering a picture of my daughter and her friend that I snapped while we were on a field trip to Seahurst Park located on the Puget Sound. They had such a fun day looking for crabs, starfish, octopus, anemone, and any other kind of sea life they could find. It was a really fun day!

Kids Entry:

My adult entry is a picture I snapped of my niece one afternoon when they stopped by for a visit. She is at that age where she doesn't want the camera in her face, but I was able to capture this gorgeous shot. Can you believe she's only twelve in this photo?

Adult Entry:



My other i faces entries:
week 22 ~ vacation edition
week 21 ~ happy birthday
week 20 ~ silhouettes
week 19 ~ blurb photo book contest
week 18 ~ laughter
week 17 ~ hats
week 16 ~ reflection
week 15 ~ self portrait
week 13 ~ my friend and i
week 12 ~ pouting *4th place
week 11 ~ no flash
week 10 ~ green
week 9 ~ creative crop *8th place

52 comments:

tiff said...

Oh I love the kids entry. Both are lovely but the first is gorgeous.

TidyMom said...

both are GORGEOUS pictures!!

I love the the "giggling" you can feel in the first picture!

~TidyMom

Jessi said...

The capture and the editing in the first are incredible.

Yelena R. said...

Great shots! The sepia tone really works for the first one!

Cindy Streams said...

I love both of these! Your niece is beautiful. Wish I could see the color of her eyes. They're so clear!

amy said...

The top photo is beautiful. Nice job.

JAMIE ANN said...

You do wonderful work. I have really enjoyed looking at your pics.

The Animator's Wife said...

These are both gorgeous choices! Off to go check out some more of your work!

Guera said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the colours in the kids' ones.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

cute little giggling girls

the monkey's mama said...

LOVE the kids entry and the closeup of the adult entry is really neat, too!

Melanie said...

Great energy in the first shot!

Jenny said...

Great pics, I love the colors in the first one.

SKELLER said...

both lovely photos. I was just in Seattle a couple weeks ago - such a gorgeous place! and your niece is beautiful - she looks so comfortable/confident in her own skin!

tippytoe foxtrot said...

I love the tone of the first shot!

Heather Ann Photography said...

What a soft beautiful tone in the beach picture! Such cute girls.

The Dillon 6 said...

LOVE them, of course! Definitely giggles. And great capture of Hannah!

You need to teach me how to do sepia & color... :)

Becca said...

Oh i just love your photography so much! That kids entry is adorable! :-) you are super-talented!

Allison Lewis said...

Both of those photos are just beautiful...but I especially love the first. They look like they're having the best time!!

BonnieKaye said...

Your niece is gorgeous! I totally remember hating my picture taken. Oh, I don't miss those those teenage years.

rowas said...

Both are beautiful shots--but I like the first one! Nice sepia toning, great composition, and what cute girls! Thanks for stopping by.

Herb of Grace said...

Absolutely beautiful shots! I love the muted color in your kids one...

Thanks for your sweet comments :)

Indy Cookie said...

Beautiful photos! The girls look like they're having a blast!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

These are just beautiful. I always enjoy your photos.

JG said...

Your kids entry is adorable! Instantly made me smile!

Phatchik said...

Great shots - love them both!

Taylor said...

They are both great but the kids entry really made me sit up straight LOL!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Oh, the girls hugging on the sandbar is beautiful! I love the spontaneity and toning of it.

Michelle KK said...

Both of these are wonderful!

Leia said...

Beautiful entries. I especially like the adult entry.

Mommy said...

I love both entries. It makes me want to work on my editing skills some more.

Foursons said...

You continue to amaze me week after week.

Rhonda said...

These are both really nice!

Annette said...

Beautiful kids shot. Caught the joy and fun of the moment. Lovely shots, both of them. I enjoy looking at your work each week; such great talent!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Your picutures always astound me. I just can't get enough!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

No, she looks 18 and beautiful! :D The girls on the beach is a fun shot. Love it!

Carrie said...

I am in complete awe at your kids entry. If you don't win this week it will be an absolute crime. I simply love that shot! Great work!!

amy said...

both entries are beautifully done. i especially love the first one.

Pam D said...

Love the kids shot, but the adult shot? Simply, starkly beautiful. I think that's what sepia is all about..stark beauty. And you nailed it in the second shot! Great capture.... as always...

AJ said...

I love the touch of pink in the kids shot. Great work!

4 Lettre Words said...

Lovely choices. The color in the kid's pic is beautiful.

Jo said...

The kid entry is awesome! Love the eyes in the second.

Belly Monster's Mama said...

I can't decide which one I like better! If I *had* to choose, I'd go with the kids entry... that is one amazing shot!

Jessica said...

gorgeous!

Blessedw5mom said...

Wow! Love the photos, especailly your kid entry. We used to live near Seahurst Park. Ahhh ... the memories.

Karin said...

I love both of your entries. Wonderful!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Beautiful pictures!

McFadden Family said...

your kids entry is amazing. :0)

American in Norway said...

Love the touch of color in the kids entry... I need to learn how to do that!

Maggie said...

Both fantastic!!

Check mine out at pictureyouhappy.blogspot.com!

:)

Close To Home said...

the entries are BOTH just fab!!! :)

Mandi said...

What a fun kids entry! They look like they are having so much fun!