1.24.2010

espresso


espresso, originally uploaded by liza.

military man is consuming a lot of espresso. he's enjoying all the outdoor cafe breaks and i love to see how happy he's been, lately. we enjoyed the best cafe break today on our way back to the support site from our new rental home. a cafe we completely stumbled upon off the g.p.s. course. the up down cafe... very chic and trendy but most importantly a very good patissceria {pastry shop}. it was busy. italians ordering the most beautiful pasteries, like baba, corneta, graffa, wrapped up in pretty little packages. we sampled a few of our own. the graffe with creme was to die for. military man had a cornetta, while girl wonder munched and sipped on her pastry and juice. freshly squeezed red orange juice to be exact. i love how they eat here! i'm sure the dessert tables of their family and friends were adorned with a few of these beautiful pieces of culinary art for sunday dinner. can't wait to have a few of those.

caution! just a friendly warning...keep reading if you want to read about photography, otherwise your visit stops here.

i was action happy, again. i felt very inspired and went ahead and modified a few of today's pics. the first was modified using miabella actions but first i played around with the brightness, contracts and levels features of photoshop because i felt like it was too dark. once i was happy with that i applied pink sunset pop from the summer skies set. i tweaked it a bit more to get it where i wanted it and applied pw's quick edge burn action. be careful the edge burn is very dramatic, at least for me. that can easily be altered by sliding the opacity tool to lighten or darken it to your liking.

so, once again...here's before
espresso

and after.
espresso

i like and appreciate both but really happy with the final product.

here's another set of before's and after's using miabella summer skies actions. this one is from the inside of our soon to be rental. i used blueberry skies and faded edge actions making sure to adjust levels of opacity, brightness and contrast to my taste.

here's girl wonder before...


and after.


what a doll!

4 comments:

  1. very cool pics. i love espresso myself. when i was in florida a friend taught me how to brew cuban coffee...very nice, but will keep you up all night. lol.

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  2. OMG...I'd totally expand my muffin top if I lived there! ;o) GW is getting so big! What a gorgeous little cutie rocking some fierce boots too!! Love the photography posts and learning a bunch!

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  3. Pretty neato on th' pics! Now if I can just reverse the process on all my old ones, heh. And nothin' wrong with espresso just stay clear of the aqua vite!( at least that's what they call it in Sardinia )...

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  4. I love expresso...this country is GREAT...the best food (without the cheese, I don't like it) and the best cafe...we have to continue to do these get aways honey...

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