Saturday, July 18, 2009

Beach Recipe

Dinner time Beach Picnic Recipe:
1 large beach blanket
Picnic basket full of grilled chicken, potato salad, green beans, lemonade, and wine...
Red flip cups
Beach towels
2 moms, 2 kids, 1 rambunctious lab


Luke crabs, seaweed, horseshoe crab skeletons, and seashells. Logan explored...the waves, the sand, wet toes, small dunes, a bucket and a shovel, our beach neighbors fishing. A serene evening spent watching pure joy. Yes, the food was covered in sand as little boys couldn't keep gritty arms from flailing about, the wine was spilled, and the dog had to be scolded numerous times for being the beach idiot but we laughed and enjoyed each other. And as a bonus, I got to take a few pictures of my peanut.

Here's an editing tip for anyone who doesn't know of it yet. I was so dissapointed when I first took a look at the photo above and noticed his little right food was cut off! Arggh, I hate when I do that! I had a similar picture of him, a few frames down, so I changed the canvas size of the picture so it basically put a white border on the side of the frame to make it bigger. Then I used the quick selection tool in photoshop and selected the foot and a little of the area around it from the "good foot" picture. Then I copied and pasted onto this photo and used the "Free Transform" option under the edit menu to move it around, make it bigger, etc until it matched the placement of where the foot would have gone. You can change the opacity also so you can see the old foot below the layer to help you resize and reposition. Then I just erased away anything that overlapped and looked funky! Lastly I used the clone stamp to fill in the rest of the white space that went up the left side of the frame. Did you catch all that? You can also use this trick to replace closed eyes, smiles, or pretty much anything else that you can think of. Happy editing!


  1. Very nice, you got to love a day at the beach.

  2. Can't wait to come with you babe! I love seeing the pics of little man.