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!