Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Fix (4/26/2013) - Photo Editor

By Christy Hess

As I said in previous blogs, I got a new camera. This camera makes even a rookie like me look like a photographer. I love it.

I didn't think that our pictures could get any better, we have set the bar really high. Then Brook went and found a new toy for me. She got me a photo editor that is amazing! With just a click of a button I can transform photos.

Check it out!

After - love the old fashioned black and white.

Cute picture to start with.

Define the detail and make the grass pop!

Add a vignette and we are set!

Sometimes the background is not exactly what we want.

OK so I did a little more than just blur the background - love the special effects!

Cute puppy.

Cuter puppy when you add some color and a unique border.

I bet there is a fight to adopt puppy - and the photo is awesome.

Fun special effects make the eyes even bluer! 

This photo was a bit blurry to start out.

Found this fun filter to add a little color.

Then I found this one to just add some palm trees and a rain storm - voila!

Awww - just want to take this one home!

Now look at the poor puppy in a snow storm.

The same puppy look at a reflection in a rainstorm.

Looking into a window!

Infinite cuteness!

I think this picture needs to sent Travelocity - maybe we can make some money for the rescue!

It was so cute, you needed to see the photo more than once!

Cute little Jack Russell mix.

This makes that same photo look like a painting in a museum.

Fabulous markings on this Jack Russell.

This filter really made that eyebrow stand out!

I love the photos on the green chair.

This filter was so much fun to play with - made the doublemint twins!
OK - so I can easily get a carried away and I only got the program late last night! I am going to be spending a ton of time in my new program and will love every minute. Thank you Colorado Puppy Rescue.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Fix (4/19/2013) - Eyes Closed

By Christy Hess

This week we have a special little girl that is looking for her forever home. She came into our rescue with an eye injury. She lost the eye, got spay and had a couple of teeth pulled all in one day. The great thing is that we could tell almost immediately that she felt so much better now that her injury was taken care of. She is lovably, energetic little girl just waiting for that special home. She will be available for adoption on 4/20/2013!

Just like every family photo, we try to get photos of the puppy looking right at the camera, but that is not always possible. I thought I would share some of our puppy winks, blinks and closed eye moments.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Fix (4/12/2013) - Catching Up

By Christy Hess

So what has been happening at Colorado Puppy Rescue you ask?

We are still getting details ironed out for the Alumni Reunion on Sept. 21st. Looking forward to see how many siblings we can get back together!!!

We started a new Google+ page would love for you to join our circle and spread the word! We also have a new Twitter page as well please follow us!

A few weeks ago I told everyone that I got a new camera! I am so excited. I read half of the For Dummies book, will continue reading for more advanced features, but I just wanted to get some great photos of the puppies.

I could not be happier. The photos turn out super crisp and clear.

The camera even blurs the background automatically!

However.......Jill and I still catch some great bloopers (which I just LOVE)!

Not used to the Auto Focus feature! But the detail on the stick is amazing :)

Didn't notice the fohawk until I was cropping the photos later.

Creative photo wranglers - couldn't do it without them!

I have a ton if photos of puppies in a "dream scene".

Thank you puppy wrangler - what a great shot!

Nose print on the lens (right in the middle). 


It is all about perspective!

Mine! No one else can have this!


This one just wanted to play all day!
Hope you have a fabulous week. Special thanks to Jill, Ashley, Rebecca and Robin!

I have had a number of puppy photos sent to me over the last couple of weeks, so I will be getting the photo albums updated. Keep the photos coming!