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Get My Good Side?

Do we always have to show the good side of ourselves?
Is the best video or picture the right one?

This past weekend I did a video perfume review on Fancy  by Jessica Simpson and everything was going great until a bee entered the picture.  I am going to put it out there, I do not like bugs especially ones that sting.  I have heard so many times they won’t bite if you don’t mess with them.  This statement is not true by any means.  When I was about 10 years old I was minding my own business and was stung in the car because a bee happen to get in through the window and landed on me.

Back to the video! Well my hubby and I watched both videos because we had to do an outtake and re-shoot the video because bees were abound.  Insects love our flowers and me for some reason. Well the out take was pretty funny so we included segments of that shoot at the end because it really showed the true me. I love to laugh and have a good time. So why not show it.

And the kicker to this story is that I am outside in 100 degree heat with fruity fragrance.  You would think I could figure out that sweet fragrance and bees go hand in hand. LOL!



Well my hubby and I take quite a few pictures to get the right one for my blog. They often have to be edited.

For example, this picture to me looks like the shot was taken in a dark room and my beagle is looking somewhat fierce (he’s really not but that’s the way it looks).  So in this instance, I would use aperture and edit to make this picture look better. Aperture is a photo editing software that is used with Macintosh computers.  Sometimes I will use more than one photo editing software but that mainly depends on what type of post I am doing at the time.

I uploaded the picture in aperture added some lighting adjustments and vibrancy and the picture is completely different.

Lightened the background of the picture

The edited version to me brings out the warm hues of the dress and the colors in the background.

Picture number two below is dark so it needs some editing.

Picture very dark

Added some lighting elements with aperture.

Better lighting

I make tough decisions on whether pictures make the cut or not on my blog. Even sometimes after I edit the pictures they don’t look entirely how I would like them to. However sometimes I may find a raw gem that has to get put in even though it may not be picture perfect.

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  • shareena

    beautiful blue dress! you look stunning!

    • JTWisdom

      Thank you Shareena! The dress was a good deal too.

  • Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty

    LOL! I hate bees too. You are right. It’s a lie. You could be minding your own business and one of those little “buggers” will sting.

    I’ve been stung twice in my life. Once a bee crawled into my coat in Sept. (in a store!) and stung me in the back. The other time I was leaning against a fence and the bee landed between my fingers and stung me. Both times very painful. I hate them.

    don’t you just love Mac :-)

    • JTWisdom

      Hi Michelle,

      Oh my, you know I remember when I was in the car when I was about 10 and a bee was under my coat and stung me on my arm. I am repeating myself but I remember it like it was yesterday. That was a sneaky bee to bite you on your back. You must have been smelling real good. And you were minded your own business both times. You are so right the pain is something else. Would you believe I was pulling weeds in the front yard about a couple of years ago and a bee so happen to be in the weeds and I got stung on my hand. They are something and not as clean as I thought they were either.

      Yes, Macs are the bomb!

  • Lee Oliveira

    Your dress is fabulous and I love the splash of red on the background
    lee x

    • JTWisdom

      Thanks Lee, I bought that dress for such a good deal.

  • WendyB

    “Lord have mercy!” Ha ha…love the outtakes.

    • JTWisdom

      Thanks WendyB!

  • Cynthia

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous! I believe I will create coasters and magnets using a similar pattern. Be blessed!

  • Briana

    Thanks for the follow! I’m following you back! Such cute pups you have! I’m such a sucker for pups!

  • jessica

    Thanks for stopping by following u back

  • Veshoevius

    That is a stunning dress and the colour is fabulous on you – it is a lot of work editing and choosing photos for a blog as you show here – but if you are going to present something on your blog why not present the best you can? If it brings some viewing pleasure to your visitors then I think the work we do making our photos look good is well worth doing.

  • Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    I recently discovered your blog and I am liking it so much! I enjoy reading about other bloggers’ photo techniques, as I am still in the learning-through-mistakes phase : >


  • Shasie

    Haha, I totally agree on that “false” statement that if you leave them alone, they’ll leave you alone…please. I was stung many a time minding my own business. Now when I run I’m safe.
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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