Quite the Challenge

Thursday, January 7, 2010

So I am relatively new to . It is their birthday and they are celebrating with a BANG! Typically, they choose a winning image of the week and a "Top Favorites" and feature them on their website. However, my little fingers have been editing their hearts out for this week's challenge this entire week.


Because this time not only do you win the ability to shout "YES!! I was chosen!" -- but you also get to high five your little fingers for clicking that picture and editing it for winning a 18-200 Tamron Lens!! Yep!! They are rewarding First Place with a lens!

Challenge? Incorporate the "i heart faces" logo into your picture naturally (or photoshopped ... or photoshopped to "look" natural ;). I poured so much time into these to make them look natural. And let me tell you, creating a natural looking bubble into the form of letters is not easy. However, I took tutorials and learned so much -- so a huge thank you to i heart faces for that and the lack of sleep the past few days. Ok, so maybe the sleep thing is a bad habit ;) There are a few entries that just cracked me up. Check them out after you're done scrolling here!

You're allowed 5 and I chose 4...

#1) Getting ready for a salsa performance.. snapped this one of my team member :)

#2) I love, love, this little girl when I volunteered at Roswell Convoy of Hope. Her striking eyes against her grungy face created an image that to this day I consider a blessed moment to own.

#3) My fiance's sister :)

#4) And this last one. Sigh (: This little girl... she was also at the Roswell Convoy of Hope. However, she was my "front cover" image to my photography website when I first launched it this past Fall. The funny thing is that the "memory" I associate with this complete stranger is the initial mark of my photography journey professionally. I don't even know her name. When I look at this, it reminds me of my sweaty palms when I hit "publish" and my logo "Imaginale" first appeared online. What a rush. She even cut her hair for I heart faces, knowing this day would come ;)

“I am submitting this photo into the I Heart Faces logo photo contest. By entering, I am granting I Heart Faces LLC permission to consider my photo for use in the marketing and promotion of their website.”


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  2. Love the hair cut shot : ) Very creative!
    And wow the eyes on the first little girl - they are amazing!

  3. Great pictures! i like the last one the best!

  4. My mom loves the baby picture! These pics are amazing! You're so talented Ale!

  5. Thank you girls so much!! I'm in love with kid's/baby's eyes... they show so much life!

    But seriously, thank you for the encouragement!!

  6. So creative. I like the bubble one. Awesome.

  7. Can't wait to see if you won! Those are all very creative!

  8. Um, I would FLIP!!!! I can't wait either!! I'm not good at suspense.... !! :) Thanks for visiting!

  9. My mom loves the baby picture! These pics are amazing! You're so talented Ale!

  10. Great pictures! i like the last one the best!



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