Tuesday, August 15, 2006
The Big Belly
Ok, I am trying to post this again...
As promised, here I am in all of my BIGness!
Would you believe it took me five babies before I ever made a real attempt to take a decent maternity shot? I think with my last one, I had one of my daughter snap a quick shot of me in the bathroom right around my due date (and I think part of my head was cut off!).
I often see these beautiful pregnant shots of people and think "Ugh! Why can't *I* look that good pregnant?" I opted NOT to do the bare belly - just couldn't bring myself to do it. Between the stretch marks and bruises from the insulin shots, it is just NOT a pretty sight right now. I would have had to do some major Photoshopping of them if they were to ever be seen by anyone else! [grin]
I decided to make the photo soft and pretty by using a Virtual Photographer filter on it. I used a black and white one called "Diffuse." To bring some of the pink back into the photo, I placed it in a layer over my original, applied a layer mask to it and used a soft round brush at a low opacity to paint some of the original photo back in. (Let me know if that doesn't make sense and you want to know more.)