Crazy Days of Summer Week 3: Water!

We've been spending tons of time outside this week. I originally had several things I had to do, but many of them ended up falling through, being rescheduled, or plans that just never got made. There is a good side to this though, we got to lounge around!

I came in at the end of last week's Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge so it kind of looks like I'm doing them back to back.  As hot as it's been all over the country this week, last week's theme and this week's them kind of go hand in hand.  I had a fun time trying to capture some water shots though.  Especially trying to keep my camera from getting all wet!


Another thing I'm struggling with... an old version (release date of 2002!) of Photoshop that I have.  I really am completely and utterly stupefied when it comes to something as technical as Photoshop.  I must break down and buy the newest version of PS Elements.  I think it would be easier and less stressful.  However, I'm super proud of myself for being able to figure out how to use the water template that Alicia shared.  You can find it here.

Coffeeshop Mocha Velvet B&W action, The Pioneer Woman's Sharpen THIS action


The challenge/linky is open until 11:59pm Wednesday.  Link up your photo(s) here.  Stop by the Summer Photo Challenge page for more details and to learn what next week's challenge will be!

20 comments

  1. Your blog header/design looks so cute!

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  2. Oh yah!!! So glad you grabbed the template and got it to work. I have an older version of elements that I use from time to time. I much prefer the newer ones. They are much more user friendly for layers. I think you can get PSE 9 for under $80 now. Don't quote me. Love your water shots. Your photog skills just keep getting better and better. Did you shoot this in manual or auto? If it was auto you had me fooled. Really great captures. Thanks so much for linking up to our Crazy Days of Summer.

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  3. When I upgraded from PSE2 to PSE6 it was a huge difference! Now I just think, ummm 9! Great job with the template. All of your shots are just fantastic!

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  4. Your Water shots are simply awesome --the action, the water droplets, the splash! I love them! =)

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  5. Wonderful shots. They are oh so fun. :)

    Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

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  6. These photos are so much fun - looks like a great time. And I love your processing. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love what I see and can't wait to see more - now following. :)

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  7. love that last shot - great moment with them jumping!

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  8. I agree, those are fabulous action water shots, the first one being my favorite, it is wonderful!

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  9. Very fun pics! I love splashing water shots.

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  10. Nice photos Christine. Yes, I would have been concerned about my camera getting wet too!
    I've never seen any edition Photoshop at all so am at a loss when I read some blogs.....

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  11. That feet photo is amazing!! The detail you captured is perfect. Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on my photos :)

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  12. These are fantastic! love that last one!

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  13. Good job on the template. I love the photos. Splashing is so fun!

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  14. Absolutely GREAT and fun shots, I really really like them:)

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  15. Pictures are great, they are so clear and sharp. And I love the processing you did.

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  16. Awesome photos. They both look great.

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  17. Lovely shots! I like what you did with the water template.

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  18. I think these are great shots! I love PW actions. :)

    I was a long time PS user (ever upgraded to CS) on my PC, but couldn't stomach the fee to buy the Mac version since I am no longer a student. I've used Elements now for about a year, and I like it. For the price, it's a great!

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