One Four Challenge: Snail Guardian | 1

2015_05_25_4863-1-1000pxWe need beauty because it makes us ache to be worthy of it. – Mary Oliver


This photo of my Little Miss is serving double duty as my submission for Captivate Me’s One Four Challenge June Week 1. It’s one of my favorites- her hair falling (eternally) into her eyes, her skin’s soft glow, the completely authentic and unaware facial expression- my baby girl in her most honest beauty.  This photo was processed as I do most of my photos, in Lightroom, with a little more clarity, tone curve, and vibrance added because of the overcast sky.  I was inspired to re-purpose the (already posted) photo for One Four after sending it through a few new Nik modules tonight as a guinea pig and seeing how much more the tools will allow me to do with a photo (on the other side of a tutorial or two! lol)