Thursday, April 10, 2008

Carousel Nightmares

Who doesn't like a carousel? Abbey. She's been having odd, terrified reactions to random things as of late and I guess she found the sweet carousel a little freaky. Even though she clung to me the entire time and hated it, I thought the pictures were pretty cool. So I played around with them in photoshop to get this oldsy, spooky look to them. I showed them to J and got this:

J: They look photoshopped.
A: They ARE photoshopped, isn't it cool?

pause
J: It looks fake.
A: Because I messed around with the colors?
J: Mmm... Your eyes look freaky.
A: I didn't do anything to my eyes, I just played with the color curves. Doesn't it give a cool feel to the picture? Like make you feel like you're at an old carnival or something?

pause
J: OK, yeah, cool.

There's the compliment I was fishing for, thanks! I like them too!

19 comments:

kelly said...

The following is totally true:
As soon as I saw your post, I thought to myself two things:
a) you are adorable (we already know your little girl is)
b) I LOVE the look of these pictures.

Then I read the post.
And I will give you the compliment... it is so vintage-looking. It's awesome. It kinda looks like an old, faded, color post card that was printed on fiber based paper, you know? I seriously love it.
So there's my two cents.

Ashley said...

Thanks Kelly! Your two cents on anything photographic is at least worth four :)

jayne said...

I love the look of the edited pictures. I think they look awesome. Way to go on FINALLY getting the compliment you were looking for from J, it usually takes me awhile to coax one out of Shawn too.

Danette said...

I'm just cracking up. Guys just don't get it. I love the pictures and you look absolutely stunning. You are simply beautiful. I would say pregnancy looks good on you but you look that great all the time.

Allison & Noah Riley said...

Funny that Justin pointed out your eyes, because I actually saw it and thought, "wow - her eyes look awesome!" So, there's my no-freaky vote.

"All you need is love" said...

Ash,
You do a good "Justin" I can totally hear him saying that verbatim...I like 'em by the way.

Jill said...

I like it a lot, and your eyes look beautiful, crazy Justin.

Tara said...

I think it's way cool. Good for you for doing it yourself. Lots of time I'll just pick up free "actions". Cute pics

emily said...

and I love them too... so BOO on Justin.

:)

aaron & allee said...

My first thought when I saw these photos was, "Wow, I love it! I need to take some lessons!"

brimhallbunch said...

Well, for a woman of your age and stature, we think you are beautiful, with or without photoshop, but it's a good thing you photoshopped out the cross eyes and warts you've developed from allt eh taxes lately!!

Heather and Andy

Tara said...

Ashley, you look so sweet in those pictures! You're such a pretty lady.

Katherine said...

AWESOME! I love the look of these pictures! Bobby does that to me all the time when I play with pictures in photoshop. Granted, they never look as good as this...

Jen said...

Ash- I actually thought you look like my Mom (about 30 years ago) in the second picture! That's a first-

Nate and Kacie Bennett said...

That is such a man thing. I think they look awsome.

Van Tress Ohana said...

these are cute pics!

random question-- what is the font of the word "everything" in your header? Do you remember?

Ashley said...

The odd thing is I can't find the exact font, but I think it is Zapfino. The 'h' is different--did I really go to all the trouble of selecting a different font just for the 'h'? Actually, maybe. I need an invite to your blog! I went to respond to you there to find I was blocked.

Melody said...

I appreciate the coolness! I just realized I never called you back. I suck big time! missing you!!

Tristie and Dax said...

i instantly loved the pics. boys need to learn to just say what we want to hear. i so wish we could scrapbook together tonight!