Gosh, I’ve just realised how long it’s been since my last Project Life post! On a whim, I’ve decided to share Week 29 seeing as it’s the most recent week that I’ve worked on, and I’m still feeling all happy about it since it documented our week in Gerroa. As you can see, I used a lot of the photos from this post. Also, for those of you who read about my boys’ albums a while ago and have been patiently waiting for the next instalment, I just wanted to reassure you that I definitely haven’t forgotten about it, and that it’s on my never-ending to do list.
What happened in Week 29?
We went away for four nights, staying at a gorgeous house right next to the ocean. It was the same place we stayed the last time. I was pretty much sick the entire time we were there, waking up with the sorest throat every single morning, but I did my best to still have a good time with the family. We stayed in most days, drank endless cups of Milo, ate Crunchy Nuts cornflakes (our holiday cereal), warmed ourselves by the fireplace, read books, admired the headland and played lots of hide-and-seek with the boys. It was a truly refreshing time away.
How were the photos taken and processed?
All the photos were taken on my iPhone 4S camera and all were processed with the new VSCO Cam app. I mainly used the F2 preset, and if I felt that any of the faces were too washed out, I would decrease the exposure by one or two stops, which would always help to put some colour back into the skin. I have to say that the new VSCO Cam is amazing the way it handles exposure – it maintains the most brilliant detail. I am honestly even more in love with the app than I was before.
Favourite photo(s) from Week 29?
I adore the one of Angus kissing Edward’s head on the third page (see above). It was the most tender moment. The photo of the three big boys drinking milk at the same time at the bottom of the first page is also a favourite. It was pretty funny at the time – I love how in sync they are sometimes with each other.
Number of pages and inserts?
I decided to allow myself two spreads for Week 29, since there were so many lovely photos to choose from. What made it easy to choose only 31 photos was that I knew I would be making a holiday story book, in which I would be able to include heaps more photos.
I really like the ‘colour blocking’ on the second page with the photo of the cereal and the photo of the grass. I also really like the look of the last page, especially how the first thing you see is Edward Bear’s big, chubby face and then from there you gradually notice all the colours and funny details in the other photos. Overall, the pages feel the same way as the holiday felt – calm and peaceful with pockets of fun and colour popping up here and there.
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