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Sam’s rooms is getting a make-over –> as I type Mr. MK is painting the trim. He has spent most of his free time this week laying new flooring, painting and of course all the sanding, nailing and sawing that go with it.

While his room won’t really have a theme Sam would like it to reflect his *love* of skiing. Mr. MK has some antique downhill ski’s he is going to hang on the walls and I promised to print, frame and hang some photos of Sam skiing.

I don’t think I have ever had any of my photo’s printed … weird, eh? I am quite content to look at them on my monitor. But seeing as I take so many I might as well start showing them off (besides on the blog).

I really love this shot of Sam on the lift (we’re all on the lift). I fiddled around in photoshop and came up with two versions that I like.

Photo 1 (Sharp):

Chairlift 1

Photo 2 (Blur):

Chairlift 2

Which do you like best?

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MK xo
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34 comments… add one

  • Tasha March 14, 2008, 11:17 pm

    I like photo 2 – I love the shots where one thing stands out!

  • Michelle March 14, 2008, 11:58 pm

    Oy, I’m not sure. I look at both and see different things… but if I *had* to pick, I guess I’d go with the sharp. Because I really like the trees and the way the snow looks with the brightness of Sam’s eyes.

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  • witchypoo March 15, 2008, 3:58 am

    I like the sharp. For some reason, with the blur, Sam seems overexposed. He doesn’t look like he enjoys having his picture taken. He might prefer one of him actually skiing, not just on the lift.

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  • Amanda March 15, 2008, 4:36 am

    I like 1 better. The snow doesn’t seem as bright and overwhelming… Some how it seems like you seem Sam better in photo 1. JMO – both are great!

  • Heather March 15, 2008, 5:06 am

    I like the sharp because I like nice crisp photos. The second one it seems as though your eye is drawn to the snow instead of Sam.

  • Jenn B March 15, 2008, 5:36 am

    not to get too artsy on you (i’m not normally…), but: If it’s for you, then #1 i think it highlights Sam best (& the trees look cool), however, if it’s for his room, I kinda prefer #2 as it sort of has this artsy ‘relationship’ or something between him & the snow, you’re eye is drawn to the snow & blur first & then you (i) land last on his more crisp eyes…makes his expression take on more of a “bring it on” look.

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  • Christina E March 15, 2008, 5:43 am

    I like the blur one.

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  • Heather March 15, 2008, 6:55 am

    Sharp…I would fear the extra light on the blurry one would bleach out when printed.

  • glittersmama March 15, 2008, 8:42 am

    I like sharp.

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  • Cocoa March 15, 2008, 9:12 am

    The sharp one looks better in MHO. I’m in the midst of trying to decide which of the gazillion pictures I have of my kids to print off and hang in our living room. I have the lucky advantage of having a wonderful Dad who spurs my interest in photography by buying me an Epson Pro 3800 printer so I can print whatever I want whenever I want – on canvas even! I still haven’t tried the canvas yet. I’m a little scared to.

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  • Tara March 15, 2008, 10:55 am

    I think I like the sharp on e better.

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  • Kait March 15, 2008, 11:30 am

    Hmm, I like the fuzzy one. Seems more “extreme” or cooler I guess.

  • Safire March 15, 2008, 11:48 am

    I like the Sharp one.

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  • jw4mkc March 15, 2008, 12:28 pm

    Can you combine the two? the sharp on Sam is great and the blur on the trees is cool cause it seems like the shot was snapped in motion – although with the way the trees blurred, maybe it was backwards motion, but anyways – if you can put him sharp in the background blurred that would be awesome.

  • Jamie March 15, 2008, 12:49 pm

    I like the sharp. It’s purrrdy.

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  • lace March 15, 2008, 2:33 pm

    I like the blurred the best. It looks more artistic. Although I do like jw4mkc’s suggestion of somehow combining the two.

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  • bree March 15, 2008, 2:36 pm

    I like number 1 more I think :)

  • Naomi March 15, 2008, 3:15 pm

    I like the sharp. The blur reminds me of ’70s photos with soft focus.

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  • Kristian March 15, 2008, 3:21 pm

    sharp, i think it would look better in print too.

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  • Lisa March 15, 2008, 4:28 pm

    I love photo 1. I think when you print it Sam will love it.

  • Susy-Q March 15, 2008, 4:40 pm

    They are both great versions of a great picture. I like the way Sam looks on the second one, but I like the trees better in the first. If I had to pick one for a print, I would go with two. You might just want to go ahead and print both because sometimes once the pictures are printed, they just don’t look the same.

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  • Cindi Hoppes March 15, 2008, 6:35 pm

    Hello, I think I would choose photo #2. The not as sharp photo seems to fit in with the wintry background. Thanks,Cindi

  • Kim March 15, 2008, 7:20 pm

    I like photo #2!

  • Lucy March 15, 2008, 7:31 pm

    I like #2 for a piece of artwork. If it was just a snapshot on the wall then I would go with #1.

  • Julie March 15, 2008, 7:45 pm

    Great picture! I love photo #2!

  • Ashley S March 15, 2008, 8:33 pm

    I love, love the second one – it’s dramatic! Before you print and frame them I suggest printing 2 smaller ones 4×6’s or so just to check how they look off screen. I’ve had a few surprises when I printed my digital pictures and spent far too much money on large shots that were no good. But the second one is fabulous, well done!

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  • Deanne S. March 15, 2008, 8:37 pm

    I agree, he looks too washed out in the “blur”, but if you could get the colour back in his face on that one it would be great! (Like you have nothing better to do hey?).

  • katie bowen March 16, 2008, 8:06 am

    i like the blur! cool shot!

  • laurie h. March 16, 2008, 11:24 am

    shot #2 is my fave, it looks great!!

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  • Jenny M March 16, 2008, 9:34 pm

    The blur- it gives it more of an action feel which IM guessing you may want in a high energy ski theme room=)

  • Michelle March 17, 2008, 7:07 am

    I like the second shot

  • Andrea March 17, 2008, 10:40 am

    You take great photo’s… so crisp!

  • Deb March 17, 2008, 2:35 pm

    Great shot! I really like the second one.

  • Barbara A Baker April 7, 2008, 7:52 am

    Photo 1 is the best…It shows more of a defined look and shows off the details in the photo. Great shot, I wish I could take photos like that!!!!

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