happy! {140/365}

The woman who stole my life awesome Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, has posted another photo assignment.  This time, the subject is “happiness“.

I knew immediately, which photo I wanted to use …


I took this back in 2007, and normally I try to get out and take an original shot for Ree’s assignments (most people don’t and I just don’t get that .. assignment shouldn’t mean just digging through your archives, right?) but I honestly couldn’t resist this.  Had to do it.  So I’m joining in with the cheaterweaters.

And if nothing else comes along, it’s also going to be my 365 for today because hell, I spent over an hour processing the darn thing. So there.

(yeesh, cheating going on all over the place here)

Here’s the original. SOOC (straight out of camera) with full-on auto settings used. Oy! I’ve come so far!!!


(auto settings are the devil)

So see?  You really don’t need some fantastic type of camera.  You NEED photoshop.  LOL …

(and stay off the auto settings!)

I have over twenty of these sprinkler shots, and some really fantastic ones of the girls jumping through the water, all three of them at once and they look about 10 feet in the air,  but I figured if I was going to slap them up all over the interwebz, I should at least use the one of them crouching down. heh.

(I’m pretty sure my daughter is going to kill me for this anyways)

(it’s been real nice knowing you)

If you have a moment, you should head on over to Ree’s site and check out the entries.  There are some fabulously heart-warming shots for this assignment.  I have to admit that a few of them really tugged at the ol’ heart strings. *sniff*  Go have a look.


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  • clarisseteagen
    Posted at 20:27h, 20 May Reply

    YOU are such an evil mom. :)
    But that picture’s really nice.
    Hope all is well with the daughter lol

  • Sue
    Posted at 20:57h, 20 May Reply

    I love this! It definitely does express Happiness! Great pic!

    • janice
      Posted at 21:47h, 20 May Reply

      Thanks Sue! Back in a time when daughter did NOT mind me taking pics of her. LOL! *sigh*

  • Tug
    Posted at 21:19h, 20 May Reply

    This photo *IS* happy – great choice! I entered one of my granddaughter sticking her tongue out. Not much happy with work, so I went back a couple weeks to when the kids were here.

    *Proudly part of the cheater cheater punkin eater club*
    .-= Tug´s last blog ..What’s that ‘mell? =-.

    • janice
      Posted at 21:46h, 20 May Reply

      LOL! It’s a great club ;)

  • Louisiana Belle
    Posted at 09:56h, 21 May Reply

    This is great! I hope it gets picked.

    And I agree, auto settings are just wrong.
    .-= Louisiana Belle´s last blog ..Day 138: Out of ideas =-.

  • CP
    Posted at 00:23h, 22 May Reply

    Looks like a commercial. Seriously. Like an advertisement for something like…cameras or…something girly.

    Maybe tampons? LOL Because, nothing says “I’m menstruating” like young girls frolicking in water, right? At least, that’s what television will have you believe.

    .-= CP´s last blog ..Conversation with Esther #345767346 =-.

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