Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Trying out light

I have been reading a lot about lighting lately. There is so much to be learned, sometimes it gets overwhelming. I have to confess, I've been guilty of only thinking about how much light I have/need and not really about the direction of the light, the harness/softness of it, the color of light, or any other aspect of it. I am learning very quickly that it's not just about how much light you have, but the quality of light also.

A couple of shots I actually liked...

 Backlit tree
ISO 200, 1/200 sec, f/16, manual exposure
I can't decide if I like regular or b&w better (I'm a stickler for b&w)
Playing with a little sunflare, same tree, just closer
ISO 400, 1/80 sec, f/29, manual exposure

 B&w again

I love the lighting on her face here, isn't she beautiful?
ISO 400, 1/800 sec, f/1.8, manual exposure

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pictures, maybe

My sister kindly informed me the other day that I haven't been taking very many photos lately. And she's right. Sadly, taking photos has moved, not to the bottom of the list but farther down than it used to. So with that making me sad, I tried to make up for it by taking a few of the boys. 
 Jude (and I, mostly I) thought it would be fun to get in the toy box..which only lasted about 2 minutes)
 messy bathtime face, pre-wash
taken a few weekends ago (the kids NEVER look at the camera!....and I just realized that Ross wears that same hoodie in just about every photo we take as a family)

Lately I've been working on my new blog (which will hopefully be up soon) hanging out with friends, working on being a better housekeeper, doing lots of texting to my sister (who I miss oh so much!), snuggling with my honey, raising 2 crazy boys, and watching SO.MUCH.SNOW fall....which got old about 3 snows ago. Seriously, if it never snowed again, that would be too soon. 

Who can believe my little Ezra will be ONE tomorrow?? Not me!!