Monday, November 30, 2009

Family Plus One

We have a new family member. But it's of the four legged kind and technically she's not ours, per se. It's kind of like having grandchildren, we get to play with her and love on her but we have zero responsibility for her poop. It's win win if you ask me.

Meet my parents' new puppy, Mika (meekA).


She's approximately two months old and already weighs in at 26 lbs. She will not be a small dog. She was pretty shy when we first arrived having only been with my Mom and Dad for a day. But by the end of the weekend she was getting pretty comfy.


She is sweet as pudding and we look forward to loving on her for years to come (minus the poop clean up, did I mention that?).

And because we rarely corral all 10 of us in one spot, we finally took a family photo! There was a telephone pole strategically placed that has since been removed and the lighting and me were not getting along but, we are all in one photo together and all smiling (sort of) so I say HUZZAH.

My family

If any of you who have photography skills out there have any advice on how to edit this photo so the sky is not so glaring white, please I would really appreciate any advice.

P.S. Thank you to each of you who took the time to comment on my last post. I am always scared when I lay out my deepest thoughts on here, not that it stops me, mind you. For the most part, the comments were food for thought, so thank you so very much.


Elaine A. said...

That is a gorgeous family and a darling puppy!!

I think the white background looks nice, but that's probably just me... : )

Ashley said...

I want a puppy! Looks cute! That photo looks good, if you wanted to tone down the background you could fiddle with your white balance a little, I sometimes amp up the yellows just a little to make stark white sky look a little sunny and then I pull a little extra black in to make the focal point seem more defined.

But when in doubt, e-mail it to Angella, I'm sure she can figure it out :)

mamatucci said...

grat family shot and puppy is too cute

homemom1001 said...

I have no ideas about the sky, but it is a great photo!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

what a cute puppy and a great family photo. wish I could help with the sky issue, but I'm a photoshop novice (o:

Ed said...

That puppy needs a kitten. And I know just where you can find one!

Debbie said...

That puppy is too cute for words. Look at those soulful eyes!

No clue about the sky in the pic. But, I'm interested in a fix too. That happens to me a lot.

Angella said...

She's so cute! She looks a little bit like Diesel. :)

Love the family photo, too!

As for the photo (LOVE), it's due to the exposure settings. You can play with it in Lightroom/Photoshop...If you send it to me I can see what I can do. :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

Oh my goodness, that pup is adorable! And I love the red in your family photo...very Christmassy! I think the white background makes you all "pop".

BeachMama said...

Oh I love puppies. But, don't necessarily want any more here ;).

Your photo is awesome! And you are all matching, so wonderful. You can definitely adjust your lighting levels and use masks to only do the sky. You are doing great, can't tell where that pole was.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

When did your boys get so big?!?!?

Kami said...

great photo!!

If you need some dog poop in your life, I have plenty to spare in my back yard, just let me know!

R Royal Family said...

This is me being a good friend and commenting on your puppy pics lol ;-)

She is adorable, I wont be showing Hannah this post I get enough guilt as it is. I must say I dont think you need to be taking a camera class you are doing a mighty fine job on your own!

Stacie's Madness said...

omg that is the bestest...all critiques aside, it is your family all in one photo...and that alone makes this shot FRIGGIN FANTASTIC! love it.

Stacie's Madness said...

oh and are you crazy getting a dog????
ah well, good bloggin material in your future, I am sure!