For those of my readers following my photo learning journey, these were all shot with the Manual setting and in RAW, and edited with Photoshop CS3 - no special effects, but learned a lot with every photo about lighting, focus, shutter speed, "noise" and more. I love shooting in RAW - now it seems easier than it should be! I've also learned to delete bad photos (RAW images are huge), save the original image in RAW for good images, save a large version of the image and one that is sized for the blog (800 pixels wide).
Here are some of the highlights of the day:
|This was in quite low light, but with PS I was able to brighten it up.|
|All I can say is "WOW" - a great portrait of my serious man. |
See how the background is all out of focus?
This was a very low aperture (4) and a very awesome lens!
|He was about 30 feet off the shore. Does this kids ever smile?|
Yes he does - he was beaming from ear to ear after going tubing!
|Esther hamming it up at the alfresco dinner.|
|Our host taking his cat out for a leisurely row...|
never seen that before but it was great!
|A sweet portrait of Rachel soothing Carese.|
|Jonathan and Rachel canoeing - about 150 feet from shore.|
|This is Rachel, sitting in the canoe about 60 feet from shore|
I sure hope I can get a lens like this one someday!
|Rebekah keeping Esther warm and happy!|
|Heading out for tubing...all the kids had a great time,|
but they were too far away for any good photos.
|Jonathan helping Dayton learn to paddle|
|and finally Bocce Ball to finish off the evening.|