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I love this photo so much! Honestly, the memory of this day comes back in a gush of joy when I look at it! But straight out of my camera it was hard to see the happiness on my son’s face! This technique of using levels, really helped to brighten the parts of the photo that were in the shade! But I also show how you don’t have to wash out the gorgeous background either!
Let me share the story behind this photo and why it goes so well with today’s fishing mini! We don’t normally fish and we don’t even own fishing gear. But my son Sam, who was 11 in this photo, thinks that fishing is the coolest thing ever! Sam was born with xxyy syndrome and is also on the autism spectrum. He deals with a lot of challenges on a daily basis and has faced so much while growing up. But one thing I love about this boy is the sheer joy he feels at certain things in life! On this particular day, all of the special needs kid in our school district went to this little lake where the wonderful people from Home Depot came with buckets of live fish. They helped the kids “fish” and with their method, every child caught one! You can see the helper here holding the fish on the end of the pole while my son Sam is cheering about his fish! It was awesome!
We then took that fish home and I even helped him prepare it and cook it and he ate every bit of it. It really was a sweet day and a sweet memory!
Here is the video where I walk through the steps to brighten the section of the photo that had been in the shade! I love being able to actually see his smile now!
Now that I have the photo ready, I can scrap it with today’s mini! Here is the finished layout:
Here is today’s mini, if you would also like to scrap with it! It’s available in my Resource Library.
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