© Jane M


Uploaded: December 15, 2006


A fun one here - removed bubbles, added fairies and pixie dust!
For the fairies I photographed figurines under the same lighting conditions as the kids and resized them for this image.
1/100, f7.1, 50mm 1.4 lens, natural light with reflector.

Exif: FNumber: 7.1, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.01, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Tonya R. Boles December 15, 2006

This is cute. I like what you did. #572874

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Jane, cute image; excellent lighting, composition and effects. #3707181

Ross Throndson December 16, 2006

Glad to see this one again, Jane...Really Wonderful Capture of your Kids....Fabulous Image....A Winner in my book!!! :^) #3708328

Jane M December 18, 2006

Tonya, Janine and Ross-thanks for commenting! #3714092

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic December 18, 2006

Fantastic work on this one Jane. #3714205

Jane M December 19, 2006

Thanks a lot Kay! #3717374

Melissa A. Mannon December 27, 2006

this is so creative! I love the lighting, expression, and the little fairies! #3745571

Jane M December 28, 2006

Thanks Melissa! #3748357

Megan p May 23, 2007

I have always LOVED this image, bubble or fairies! Congratulations Jane! #4319269

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 23, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jane. Hope to see it again. Good luck in the next round. #4320690

Marie Fields May 23, 2007

What a FUN image, Jane... Love it! Congratulations! #4320950

Les Rhoades level-classic May 24, 2007

Congratulations on your FINALIST!

Another PG101 WINNER

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 24, 2007

Terrific work; congratulations!! #4325297

Christy Nichols May 24, 2007

Congratulations on this super creative finalist, Jane!! #4325966

Jane M May 24, 2007

Congrats from everyone are much appreciated! Many thanks! #4326557

Pat Gamwell May 24, 2007

Awesome presentation, Jane! SUPERB WIN! #4327074

Wendy Bristol May 24, 2007

Well deserved win. Congrats! #4327095

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 25, 2007

Congratulations Jane on your First Place win...Dominick #4327266

Mary K. Robison May 25, 2007

Easy to see why this is a winner, Jane ~
CONGRATULATIONS to you! #4327319

Su Sana E. P level-classic May 25, 2007

Huge Congratulations on this exceptionally creative and beautifurl First place Win, Jane!! #4327998

Megan p May 25, 2007

Oh Jane!!!!! I am SP thrilled for you on this win!!! Many Many Congratulations! #4328198

RC Fritz May 25, 2007

Congratulations your First Place Win! #4328326

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 25, 2007

Congratulations on the gold, Jane!! #4328384

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic May 25, 2007

Beautiful Jane! Congratulations! #4328393

Denise M. Snyder May 25, 2007

This is so wonderful - congratulations on your well deserved win! #4328416

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 25, 2007

Jane ,Congratulations on your adorable first place winner. I knew this one would be in the top. #4328547

Dr Silly level-classic May 25, 2007

Congratulations on your Super Gold. :O)

Ross Throndson May 25, 2007

So they're a little slow.....Many Congratulations, Jane!!! Sorry I'm late....haven't had an internet connection. A Wonderful & Creative 1st Place Winner, Jane...WTG....I know it's one I've always loved!!! #4328624

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 25, 2007

This is enchanting, Jane. I could see it on the cover of a book of children's stories. I love the expressions on their faces: your daughter, in her young innocence, is captivated by the fairies while your son's gaze seems slightly more mature--as if he is taking as much pleasure from his sister's delight as from these magical figures themselves. What a lovely 1st place winner! #4328703

Susan Fox May 25, 2007

Congratulations Jane on your first place win! #4329179

Jeana Clark May 25, 2007


~Jeana~ #4329647

Jane M May 25, 2007

Wow! This is a nice way to start the holiday weekend. It's great to get an image picked with both my kids in it! Thanks to the judges and everyone for their congrats! #4329665

Michelle R. Kovach May 25, 2007

Wonderful job Jane! A Very beautiful & well deserved Winner! Congratulations! #4329842

William C. Raco level-classic May 25, 2007

Simply wonderful and magical
Congratulations, Jane

Bill #4330547

Sharon King May 25, 2007

Oh Jane, this is just wonderful! Congratulations! #4330690

Datha Y. Thompson May 25, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS Jane on this magical WINNER!!! Precious capture and Beautiful work!! Love it :0) #4330902

Cora Miller level-classic May 25, 2007

Pure magic, and absolutely adorable! Congratulations on your win, Jane. #4331021

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 25, 2007

Jane, great colors, lighting and effects; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN! #4331102

Les Rhoades level-classic May 26, 2007

Congratulations on your WIN! #4331424

Wally Orlowsky May 26, 2007

Congratulations on this well-conceived and executed winner, Jane! #4331719

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 28, 2007

A remarkable First Place win, Jane! Congratulations! #4340789

Betsy Labuschagne May 29, 2007

Huge congratulations Jane!! #4343271

Joan Kocak June 01, 2007

amazing shot Jane, very well done! CONGRATS~ #4356218

Christy Nichols June 01, 2007

Congrats on your winner, Jane!! #4356603

Emily E. Bem June 04, 2007

I love fairies! This is so creative! EXCELLENT editing! #4363703

Jane M June 04, 2007

Thanks again everyone! #4366108

Patrick R. McMullen June 07, 2007

Congratulations Jane! Excellant PS work. Great composition too!
Pat #4376308

June 09, 2007

This is a wonderful composition. So well captured and imaginative. Definately deserving of the winning position. Congratulations and Hats off to you. I have to admit, I would love to know how you accomplished the fairy dust effect. #4382553

Sherrye Nozaki June 17, 2007

Too good this! Amazing creativity. So impressive:) Congratulations. #4404612

Toni Riggs October 10, 2007

Fun and creative image! #4910391

Jane M November 26, 2007

Thanks everyone, just found an older version of this photo where I said how the fairy dust was done:

1) Used clone tool to remove bubbles
2) Took new photograph of fairy figures in exact same lighting conditions as for original photo.
3) Selected fairy in new photo using lasoo tool, and used move tool to move it to the main photo which causes a new layer to be created with just the fairy in it.
4) Used the move tool to select the fairy then dragged in the corner points to scale it to the right size and move it to the right position.
5) Used the paintbrush tool (spatter brush) with color selected to match fairies dresses to make dust trails.
6) Then used star brush to make stars around faires, varying the size and colors
7) Used the star brush on a very large setting on a layer underneath the fairy layers to create background glow around the fairies.
8) Adjusted brightness/contrast/sharpness on the fairy layers to match original photo.

Hope my daughter enjoys it when she's older!


Sobia Chishti February 26, 2009

Jane, this is BRILLIENT!!
Thank you so much for sharing the technique and in so much detail. I will give it a try. #7220119

April Riggs April 12, 2010

Perfection~ #8529940

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