This was the original photo, which I liked OK, but was disappointed in as the lighting just isn't right.
I fumbled around with the effects in Picassa and came up with these, I'm not sure which I like better.
It is hard to believe that Emma is just now turning three, she often seems ageless to me. A visual contradiction with her greying coat and her young eyes. It goes beyond that though to who she is. Perhaps it is a donkey thing, perhaps because she is already a mother, probably a bit of both, but she is both old as the hills and young as a butterfly. I love her dearly.
Happy Birthday my sweet Emma-Girl.