Happy Independence Day!

We ended up going to fireworks last night with friends instead of going tonight (why do people do 4th of July fireworks on the 3rd??). It wasn't exactly spectacular but we had fun trying to get good pictures. I took over 150 pictures and I think I narrowed it down to only 20 that were worth keeping. :-)

These are kind of fun... though the green one on the left makes me think of some microscopic bacteria or something...

Happy with the sparkly bits on the ends of this (I didn't photoshop that in! :-)

Enjoy the 4th!

I Heart Faces - Best Face Photo of January

i heart faces seems to be liking these "Best Face Photo of..." themes. :-) It's another week off of the regular judging and so there will be voting (please vote for #76 here! :-).
As I'm sure you know if you've read my blog before, this is my sister... my wonderful, accommodating model. She's so nice to always be willing to pose for me. This photo was fun because I got to try out a new editing skill... the bokeh originally didn't cover the whole background, but it looked funny the way it was, so I figured out how to spread it. I try not to doctor up my photos too much as a general rule, but once in a while I will really change something. Besides... it's nice to know how to fix a photo if it doesn't quite come out how you wanted.