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Monday, April 19, 2010

I Heart Faces - Week 16 "Collages"

Paradise Rescue

Look! A boat! Shall we flag it down to rescue us?

From Paradise? No way!

This week at I Heart Faces, we are allowed to enter as many photos as we would like--using collages. To date, I have more than four hundred collages stored on my computer. Crazy, I know, but Picassa is such a wonderful tool, and creating collages using Picassa is a piece of cake (by the way, cakes and desserts was last week's I Heart Faces challenge). Photographically speaking, these shots are not my usual standard, but oh the stories one can tell using collages!

This past week, we enjoyed Spring Break. We are fortunate enough to live less than an hour from the beach. One afternoon, I called a friend and said, "Let's hit the beach tonight and catch a sunset." As we lounged on the shore with wine and cheese (and of course, my camera), our children enjoyed the water (still too cold for the weaker adults).

At one point, I turned to my friend and remarked, "We really should have picked a place where our kids could have had more fun." The truth--not possible!

You can view more fun collages this week at I Heart Faces here.

35 comments:

Rana said...

I love these! They look like they are having a blast.

Alice said...

ph, i love it! especially that one with the sun peeking through. beautiful colors and happy faces!

thanks for commenting on my balloon shots :)

Leslie said...

Very nice! What great lighting!

rachel27b said...

Love the layout and the colours are so soft and gorgeous - well done!

Brooke Chambers said...

That looks like so much fun! Love your collage!

Valerie said...

Love the colors and the sunshine. I can almost feel the sun!

Vanessa said...

So gorgeous! It makes me want to go to the beach.

Sugar Mama said...

Oh, I miss my kids being this age AND living by the beach... what a lovely collage. The colors in your photos are gorgeous. I've never used Picassa, but I might have to give it a try.

Sarah said...

I love these photos! Looks like they were having a blast.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. My son will not wear any other hat! At least it helps keep the top of his head from burning and the sun out of his eyes.

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh BEAUTIFUL! I'm so jealous of the beach!

Mominin said...

Beautiful shots! I love the colors.

ComplyKated said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your collage is great too. It makes me want to grab my kids and our swimsuits and head for the beach!

Rachel said...

I want to go to the beach! Your collage is the oppoiste of mine... mine is SNOWY!

Can't wait to have kids big enough to play at the beach!

T Lee said...

i had a beach collage all ready to go from pensacola on our spring break and i too love picassa and the collage thingy!!! I too have so many! They ARE great story tellers. so, of course, i love your beach collage. my boy did not let freezing cold water or yellow flags keep him out! since you have the capturing sunshine title i offer this to you

http://weallhaveonemineisjustright.blogspot.com/2010/04/gods-heart.html

Merks said...

Stunning!

Some call me Neesie. said...

Sunshine, the beach and playful kids - you're talking my language! Love the photos and tones here. Thanks for stopping by.

Amy said...

Wow! What pretty light! Love it!

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Love these pictures - love your blog!

Anita Johnson said...

I too love the coloring...different for a beach scene. I love the composition of your collage, again, something different that catches the eye! Nice!

Sabrina said...

I love it! Makes me want to jump in the water, too!

The Kloeppings said...

They look like they're having so much fun!! And I LOVE LOVE how the bucket and her dress pop against the other colors.

50centlove said...

ooooo this makes me want to be there! Great collage and pics

Marla said...

Lovely. It looks like a total blast for both of them.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

MY SIDE said...

So much fun! I love your music btw....one of my son's fave songs...

4 Lettre Words said...

I almost did a beach collage b/c I have so many photos.

Yours is gorgeous!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Wonderful photos, looks like fun!
Darryl and Ruth : )

Angela said...

Awesome photos!!

Monika said...

This collage made me smile!

Brooke said...

Simply beautiful! I want to be near the beach!

Janine said...

brilliant!! So fun :-)

Elyssa said...

What a great collage. Looks like so much fun :)

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Gorgeous pics! Very jealous you live that close to a beach! :)

Raymonde said...

So beautiful. The sea, the children, the light, the collage: I love all of it.

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Anya Coleman said...

Nice collage!Lovely!

Rikki said...

Oh so gorgeous!