Monday, 22 October 2012

Manual Mode Monday 2/52

Joining in with Sarah for another photography exercise:


F5.6  1/20 ISO 400
 
I followed a "trick" from another blog in engaging the child in a conversation and snap away.  I preset the camera and then used the back screen rather than the view finder, certainly less intimidating for the person being photographed!  It worked!  Pip who is normally " camera shy" quite happily told me a story of what she was drawing and amongst all the pics taken this is my favourite.
 
 
Later that day I had thought about tinkering with the photo in Adobe Lightroom 4 which I downloaded on a 30 day trial ... well I spent over an hour tinkering and then gave up and went to bed!  I figured that shadows under her eyes (due to fighting a cold) and the tell tale signs of tea around her mouth were par for the course around here!!  I haven't totally given up on Lightroom but in the grand scheme of things I'd much rather be knitting than, photo editing.
 
 
Here are the other shots taken during that time:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks Sarah for the Monday challenge and of course your pic of Posy Pie is as always adorable ... you should hire out your photography services for sure!
 


10 comments:

  1. You are so sweet. :)

    Pip's wide and precious eyes! I love that first shot. And the last one, too. You can see the joy just radiating from her.

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  2. Pip is so lovely! I love all of them, especially the one with her hair in her face. Is that a Milo vest? I've VERY new to knitting having just knitted my first washcloth today and I LOVE it! The Milo vest is one I'm hoping to get good enough to make soon.

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    1. Yes it is a milo! I have just knitted one for my friend who is expecting baby number three and now i have cast on for the grandchild in waiting!

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  3. Lovely photos San. I need to learn what all these camera functions are. I stick to auto mostly lol :) xx

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  4. Wonderful! Jonathan thought your explanations were interesting. He loves to use "manual mode." He tries new things all the time. Maybe he should participate in this :).

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    1. He would be more than welcome I'm sure!

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  5. Lovely photos San, she's a beauty! I'd love to be able to take such great photos - should get myself a camera first though! :) xx

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