Sunday, July 12, 2009

Perfect Picture

What constitutes a perfect picture? Is it perfect lighting? Perfect composition? Perfect coloring? Perfect subject matter? I'm not quite sure, but I do know that I have several pictures that I absolutely love for one reason or another. This is one of them:

It appeals to me on so many levels :) I love the color and the softness of the pose. I love how it accurately captures our time by this pond. It's peaceful and playful all at the same time. One picture shows it all.

So, I made this layout:

I really liked the picture when it was horizontal and the composition. At first, I didn't like it square, but now I do. It was my husband's idea to make it really big and take up the whole page. He's a minimalist. He likes little embellishment and lots of photos :)

So, I really like the way it turned out. I made my own word art after using a photo mask (shape altered) by

But then I color corrected it a bit and this is what I came up with. I don't know which one I like better ...

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I hope you like it!



Hope Simpson said...

Jessica, this is a beautiful layout. I would not have thought the full page view would be a better composition either but your right.......WOW.

Stephanie said...

Jessica! YOUR amazing!! I agree that is a picture perfect moment! very tender and sweet. love how you turned it into a family treasure:)
with a grin,

Monique said...

I think you're a genius!! Love how you're able to do all these digital things with your photos! How I would love to be able to do that too.... I think this photo is just perfect and you turned it into something even more perfect!!!

laura vegas said...

this is gorgeous! love that your hubby is so involved and has ideas of what he likes! i think i like the first one better ... just the lighter colors on it.

Marion said...

i think I like the one without the enhancement. My Dad and I are naturalists when it comes to photography, so I would say the one closest to the original image is best. The both look great though what an amazing shot!

Brenda said...

Found you from Love your version for the sketch, it turned out great. Also, love this layout.. Really like the final version where you tweeked the colors best.. Really is bright and crisp. Adding you to my blog favs. Will be back. Have a great day.