This Day in Zielske History

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life32 Comments


This shot—taken Oct. 14, 2005—reminds me of something that quite honestly, I rarely need reminding of: this kid of mine does everything with gusto.

And surely enough, I scrapped the photo back:

Play flat 

Good times.

I think it's a much better picture in color. Don't you?

Cathy ZielskeThis Day in Zielske History

32 Comments on “This Day in Zielske History”

  1. #2

    My personal favorite is that Cole is wearing camo pants rather than sweats/warm-ups. His own personal sport style.

  2. #6

    I see you’ve used the Gradient tool in PS (or PSE) – I’ve tried to do it many times but never get the look that you do…I love it! Any chance you want to give us a lesson? Puh-leeze?!

  3. #9

    Stephanie, I actually use the Pioneer Woman’s free photo actions. I love her PW Black and White and her Quick Edge Burn!

    : )

    They are free!

  4. #10
    Susannah Stapp

    I too would like to know how to put the gradient frame around the picture. If you could give us a little lesson it would be swell!

  5. #12
    Julie Mitchell

    Very inspiring. I have a 9 and a half boy just like yours. You’ve given me a title and something to work with, “this kid of mine does everything with GUSTO”. Gusto is a great word that truely describes my son along with intense, concentrated, not half way, maximum power. Thanks for the daily inpiring posts.

  6. #13

    I love the frame you made for the picture, and I’ve followed your tutorial and used it many times already…but I have a question. Can you make the square have rounded corners in PSE 6 for Mac?

  7. #14

    Greta shot – looks like he’s in a spotlight or floodlight! But never thought I’d hear you say you prefer a colour one to a black and white one!

  8. #15
    Melissa Green

    omg ~ I couldn’t love that pic of Cole ANYMORE than I do… You have definately captured his essence!!!

  9. #16

    That reminds me Cathy – when do we get to see another Design Do Over?? I really looked forward to those.

  10. #21

    Laurel, i’m sure you can somehow. Try a google search for “rounded corners in PSE”.

    I saw several links come up. Not sure which one would be the best to suggest.

  11. #23
    Margy E

    That is the best photo! How is it that little boys can look so cute mid-holler, and grown women yelling just look psycho?

  12. #25

    The photos and stories are magic. He will thank you most of all when he accepts his Nobel Prize, Academy Award, etc.

  13. #29
    Shannon D

    That must have been your black and white phase? I must say I too have left that phase behind, rarely a photo is converted anymore. Colour has much more life. ANd this photo of Cole is SOOOOOOOO much better in colour.

  14. #30

    oh too funny to see this photo in a post today cathy!! i recently purchased your “clean and simple” books and saw the photo in there – FANTASTIC! aren’t kids just the best??!!! thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. #32

    This would be my second year to participate, if I win this kit. I love my previous year’s album and refer to it when thinking about the holiday season…what worked, how did we decorate the mantel, what did the kids wear to bed, etc…..

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. I would love to win and I’ve been a very good girl this year 🙂

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