Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I heart faces - and I heart prizes!

There's a prize for this week's i heart faces photo challenge. The winner gets a 18-200 Tamron Lens.

I really really need a new lens. My 2 decent lenses have both broken. Which is why I haven't been taking as many photos recently. I'm left with a sigma telephoto lens, which can't be used indoors at all. Not in my little, dark house anyway. And my kit lens, which is also not very good indoors. My flash doesn't work either. So I can only really do outdoor pics, which isn't much of an option when it's -15 outside.

*sigh*

I did my best to get some pics for this contest though. I opened up the back door and sat my daughter in front of it, so I could get as much light in as possible.

The challenge this week is to enter up to 5 photos, showing the i heart faces logo.




Ok I found out I had been wrong about the rules. I thought it had to be pics taken in Dec or Jan but it turns out that's the rule for next week's challenge! So I went through to find a pic I might want to use instead. I have found it really hard to narrow this down to 5 pics. I'll probably post my shortlist on a different post. Maybe some before and after PSing too.

So after having some friends help me choose I decided to omit my first entry (sorry Turtle, you're adorable but your sweetface didn't make the cut) and am using this one instead.



I took some of Zoe and Kaya, with the door open to let the light in.





I just love the expressions she makes. It was so hard to narrow them down because she had so many adorable facial expressions. She's so funny.



Just when Kaya was relieved that I finally released her from her modeling duty, I got a burst of inspiration when I saw the can of snow spray in the kitchen. I couldn't find my snow boots and dusk was fast approaching, so I quickly threw on my Dr Martins without socks and went out in my jammy bottoms, thin t-shirt and untied boots and traipsed through the knee high snow drift to paint the window and take photos. By the time I got inside my boots were frozen solid and my feet were twice their size and as red as a pillar box (fire truck red) and itching like you couldn't imagine. Silly me. You can't accuse me of not putting in the effort for the photos anyway!






Click here to visit the i heart faces blog and see other entries.


I am submitting this photo into the I Heart Faces logo photo contest. By entering, I am granting I Heart Faces LLC permission to consider my photo for use in the marketing and promotion of their website


18 comments:

Kate - k8tography said...

Oh Niecey, I love these. I so love #2 and then 3, 4 and 5 - all are just great. Great work!

k8

Valeria said...

hi Niecey! they are all great pictures, as always yours are, but the last one i s my fav!

Colleen said...

Funny! You worked much harder on your shots than I did. Great effort and I think it really paid off. I think I like the last two best.

Diva said...

awesome! I love your photos!!!!

Leyla said...

Great shots! I love the last one as well...

Brooke Chambers said...

These are awesome! I love the second one!

PumpkinSeed Photography said...

I LOVE #2, but all of 'em are great! Excellent job!

Amelia Andaleon said...

Wow! these are so creative. love them all!!

SKELLER said...

totally worth your effort! these are quirky, fun, funny, and my fav is the last one :-)

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Right back at you! These are superb and I would expect nothing less. I hope you win, you deserve to.

Tiffany Walensky said...

hehe, great shots. great idea for the last one!

Allison said...

They're all great photos! I love the last one the most, though.

Bunch of Barrons said...

I love these...the last one is my favorite! Good job! :)

MrsW said...

Fab as ever Niecey - if I had to plump for one it would be #2 - or the last one (see I'm useless at picking ONE - which reminds me - you're tagged! http://clinicallyfedup.com/?p=2356)

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

These are all amazingly creative - what a wonderful job you did!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Katrina said...

Great photos! Love these and not sure which I love most!!

Some call me Neesie. said...

Impressive showing! And against all those odds! I'd say it's gotta be worth extra points to brave the frozen elements - aaah, the price of art! Well done.

Ale said...

I love that new first one! I can't believe that's photoshop! You are a true guru at that. And the last one is soooo hilarious/adorable!!