Blessed Memories

© Lisa J. Boulden

Blessed Memories

Uploaded: September 07, 2007


Reflections of a fabulous family vacation!

When I look at this image, I'm reminded of my son's favorite shades, my camera, and of our morning watching surfers at Stinson Beach.
I'm sure my kids will be reminded of how Mom had to stop for every photo-op on the trip!


Jennifer L. Alder September 07, 2007

NEAT image, Lisa!!
Love the warm color of the glasses and the reflections as well
:) #732815

Kimi A. Phillips September 07, 2007

Fantastic, Lisa! What a fun family portrait! #4760587

Amy JACKSON level-classic September 07, 2007

Wonderful image, Lisa! Glad you had a great time! #4760660

Nina Shields level-addict September 07, 2007

Lisa, what an incredibly creative approach to a great shot; I'm sure the kids love it; outstanding work! #4760859

Heather L. Haderly September 07, 2007

Wonderful Lisa! #4760895

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 07, 2007

I really appreciate your great responses and that you took time to stop by! Much appreciated!
--Lisa #4760987

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 07, 2007

Super image and awsome color Lisa! #4761267

Cyn Valentine level-classic September 07, 2007

Cool shades..great comp and color!! #4761277

Sherri Gorman September 07, 2007

Awesome!!!!! Excellent capture!!! #4761946

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 07, 2007

Super capture!! #4762277

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 07, 2007

Nancy, Cyn, Sherri, and Shelly:
Thanks for the uplifting, supportive words!!!
--Lisa #4762331

Alex T. Mizuno September 07, 2007

This is the coolest family photo I have ever seen!! Your CA trip photos are definitely one of a kind. I can expect more good ones! #4762358

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 07, 2007

Thanks, Alex! I always appreciate your kind support. This is one of very few vacation shots in which I am actually in! And to have found a way to get all of us in the shot was a real PLUS. I came upon the idea when taking shots of my son at the beach when I noticed my reflection in his glasses...then I called my husband and daughter to join in the reflection.
And again, thank you for the wonderful compliments.
--Lisa #4762392

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 08, 2007

WOW beautiful Lisa! great reflection and colors! #4762744

Glenn E. Urquhart September 08, 2007

Fun Capture, Beautiful, creative Portrait, Lisa!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4762915

Dianna Hauf September 08, 2007

COOL shades, GREAT reflections and FABULOUS composition/portrait of your son! Lisa, you truly have the 'gift'!! #4764319

Vikram Jamwal September 08, 2007

What a wonderful creative way to do a photograph! Beautiful and intimate telling image Lisa! #4764663

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 08, 2007

Now this is what I call super cool!!! Very well done Lisa, and very inventive!! <>< #4765744

Rahul Sharma September 08, 2007

Thats very neat and clear.....wonderful idea and finely made picture..... Brilliant work... #4765982

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 08, 2007

Stafania, Glenn, Dianna, Vikram, Nancy, and Rahul:
Thank you ALL for your uplifting, SMILE-INDUCING comments!!! So very appreciated, especially from such wonderful photographers as yourselves!!!
--Much thanks, Lisa #4766104

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 08, 2007

Creative, immaginative, Unique, are the words that come to me when I look at this photo. Color, clarity, composition outstanding. When ever I comment to someone for the first time, I like to spend some time going though their gallery.
All I can say is that you are one talented, gifted, lady. Your gallery is such a pleasure to visit.
Have a great day and take care #4766240

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 09, 2007

Your kind words are so very appreciated, Frank!
So nice to meet you!
--Lisa #4766329

Terry Cervi level-classic September 09, 2007

Hi Lisa..what a great family portrait! Very creative and cool! #4767053

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 09, 2007

Thanks, Terry! Always great to hear from you!
--Lisa #4767523

Lynn Haack September 09, 2007

Lisa...what an artistic image! Love the effects....looks like you all had fun.....Lynn #4767754

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 09, 2007

Thanks for commenting, Lynn! We really did have a GREAT time!
--Lisa #4767798

Steven E. Ray September 09, 2007

This is a very cool photo Lisa! I really like the color work too, the high-saturation lens against the paled skin.... strong contrast :) Great work on this photo. #4769296

cheryl m. phillips September 09, 2007

OK, this is WAY cool, Lisa!
I LOVE THIS!! Wonderfully creative and fun to look at!
~cheryl #4769322

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 09, 2007

Thanks for the great comments, Steven and Cheryl!
Steven, my son's sunglasses are actually that color. No adjustments there. But I desaturated the rest of the image, soft blurred it a bit, and added a touch of sepia.
I'm glad that you both like the results! Thanks for visiting.
--Lisa #4770110

virafoto - September 10, 2007

Two great "inventions": family and vacations...
Two other great "inventions": picture and creative photographers.
For all this, we have this picture now here exhibited.
Creative, full of colors and of happiness.
This everything does us well.
I liked, photographer...
And I also liked because I am back to the conviviality of all you.
That cheered me a lot!

----- #4773173

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 10, 2007

Thank you, Hmoura, for your fabulous-as-ever, poetic remarks!
So glad that you're back with us, in our BetterPhoto "family"!

anonymous September 11, 2007

Way cool image Lisa! B- #4777209

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 11, 2007

Thank you, Barbara!
--Lisa #4777957

Barbara McMichael September 14, 2007

So cool, Lisa! What a great family shot. I think you should hang this one up in Chris's room - Barbara #4789436

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 14, 2007

Ya know, THAT is a great idea! Chris'll love it! Thanks for the suggestion, Barbara!
--Lisa #4789843

Betsy Labuschagne September 16, 2007

Awesome idea Lisa!! #4798396

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 17, 2007

Thanks, Betsy!
--Lisa #4802937

Sandra R. Alvey September 18, 2007

Lisa I LOVE this image! What an awesome idea!

I know what you mean about the kids remembering how you had to stop every few feet to take a picture...My kids groan everytime I grab my camera. LOL!

Sandi #4808906

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 18, 2007

Thanks, Sandi!
(I've heard that 'groan' quite a few times. LOL!)
Glad you stopped by.
--Lisa #4809362

Crystal L. Craig September 23, 2007

I looooove this Lisa! Great selective colouring, awesome tight cropping, perfect capture in the reflection! Truly a wonderful and fun "family" portrait! Excellent work :) #4834813

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 23, 2007

Thanks, Crystal! I'm kind of partial to this one too. Glad you liked it, too!
--Lisa #4834965

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic March 02, 2010

Very cool and creative image Lisa. Well done.
JP #8426213

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic April 18, 2010

Big congrats on your finalist Lisa. WTG.
JP #8544067

Renee Doyle level-classic April 18, 2010

Awesome mt entry Lisa!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist!! #8544624

Erica Murphy level-deluxe April 18, 2010

You're so creative Lisa!! Congratulations on your excellent finalist! #8544834

Sherran Andersen level-classic April 18, 2010

Congrats on your finalists Lisa. #8546353

Courtenay Vanderbilt April 19, 2010

Cool shot! Congratulations, Lisa! #8548004

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 19, 2010

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8548778

Shawn Jennings level-classic April 19, 2010

Fantastic image, Lisa! Congratulations on your finalist! #8549023

Mitch Spence level-classic April 19, 2010

Great memories, great finalist, Lisa. Congratulations. #8549043

Jane Hirst April 19, 2010

Great image, congratulations on the finalist selection. #8551757

Ken Smith level-classic April 20, 2010

Super job, Lisa. Congrats to you!! #8553471

Jeana Clark April 20, 2010

Outstanding Work AND MT Entry Lisa!!!
Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist!!!

~J~ #8553691

Debra R. Harder April 21, 2010

This is so AWESOME, Lisa!! Love it!! Congratulations on another brilliant finalist!! Deb #8558985

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 22, 2010

Cool shot reflecting warm memories. Congratulations on your terrific finalist award. #8561009

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 24, 2010


Big congrats Lisa..

jo ann c. #8566823

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