June 17, 2008

Sunday

Almost every Sunday we go over to my folks house for dinner and last Sunday was no exception. The Sunday previous Clara had practically gone swimming in her clothes so this time we got smart and brought her swimsuit with us. She had a blast!

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she got some serious splashes,

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ate a little chocolate and has to wash her face off,

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and we were very jealous that we didn't think to bring our swimsuits.

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There's always next Sunday.

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Oh, and I just wanted to add a little tutorial. I've had several requests on how I got my pictures/header to be bigger. Here's what I did:
First of all, in photoshop, I always crop my pictures to 5x7, resize to either 72 or 100 dpi and watermark. Then I upload them to photobucket.

Now in your blogger's html, scroll down till you see where it says Header . If you want your header bigger, resize the width to 800px. Then, to get your body bigger, scroll down to Outer-Wrapper and resize the outer-wrapper to 800px as well, then resize the main-wrapper to 500px.

You then have to get the html code from photobucket and when creating a post, copy and paste the html into the body. Horizontal pics work best at 72dpi (keeps it from being cut off) and the vertical pics work well at either 72 or 100dpi. Hope that helps!!

14 comments:

Lis said...

Hi, I love your pictures!!! can i just ask you which lens you use most often?

Thanks!!!

Melissa said...

The 2 lenses i use the most are the 28-70mm 2.8L, and the 85mm 1.8. Most of my pictures lately have been with the 85mm though.

Lis said...

Thanks for the info!! You are my photo idol! I really wish i lived in TX so you could do pictures for my daughter!

Hayley said...

Great job on the pics!! All of yours are good. Wish you were closer to me, you could help me out, lol! Your dd is sooo cute!!!

Hayley

Hayley said...

Did you use an action on these pics? If so, can you tell me which one and where you go it?

Thanks,

Hayley

by: Brian and Lacey McKay said...

You are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing all of your secrets with us!

Clara looks a lot like her daddy in these pics!

WhitParks said...

OK, Clara is such a cutie! Love the pic on her belly with her hand on her face. You are a wonderful photographer!

by: Brian and Lacey McKay said...

I guess I'm doing something wrong. When I save at 72 dpi, the picture gets very pixelated. Actually, I'm doing 72 pixels/inch. That's the only option I see. Is that wrong?

Melissa said...

try cropping to 5x7 and only changing the dpi, I think if you try to change the dpi and the width/height it makes it look pixely. I guess just play around with it till you get the results you like.

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for the tut. I've been trying to figure out how to do that myself. You're wonderful!

Jen said...

Love Clara's suit...we got that same one for Rowan - Raistlyn has the big girl one with flowers that matches it - just adorable! Gotta love Gymboree. The pics are gorgeous as usual!

Chelsea said...

she is so cute!!! great job!!

Melissa Rodriguez Photography said...

Thanks for the share! We 'heart' you!

Melissa said...

"Did you use an action on these pics? If so, can you tell me which one and where you go it?

Thanks,

Hayley"

I use phaunt's sunshine in your hand action on every single one of my pictures. It was free when i got it and it still might be, i have her blog on the right hand side. I also use brenda's color pop a lot too. I can't remember if i used it on these though. She is also on the right. HTH!