Whew, that was fun! The blog "makeover" took me a little longer than I thought, I ended up going "private" while I worked out the kinks! I still might be tweaking in the next few days! Once you start playing with code.....it's hard to stop. I now know what hexadecimal color codes are! It's like walking into Home Depot and hanging out in the paint sample section.
Since I haven't posted on my photography blog, I decided to start of my new look with a photography post! By the way, the photography blog is going to be inactive, but I will keep it open for a while.
I have noticed that people do not like to be photographed. I've taken pictures of bees, slugs, horses, cats, dogs, and rhodies, and they have not flinched a bit.
However, people tend to be more evasive when they realize you are photographing them. I've gotten glares, quickly turned heads.... even a naughty finger. Goodness, I need to broaden my skills in this area as I am trying to figure out skin tone, focus on the eyes, etc! Luckily, I have been able to convince a few subjects to face the Nikon. Whether they knew it or not!
This is a close-up of the my darling second cousin. His nickname is "the man cub." He looked down at me over the edge of a parked boat he was playing in. I love the pose and his natural smile with a peek of tongue-in-cheek, but the light was less than perfect. No idea where the sun was, but I didn't get a great focus on his eyes.
Next up, I shot my dad as he was waiting for my mom to return from a trail ride. I loved, loved, loved the light at this time of the day (late morning, maybe 11 a.m.?) It was soft and glowing. I didn't have to worry about focusing his eyes- because he was wearing sunglasses!
Recently, I was at the stable with my mom and my aunt. I dragged them out of the barn, telling them that sunset was my favorite for taking pictures. They looked like they were dressed for a photo shoot, not the barn! They weren't riding that night, just saying hello to their horses and tucking them into their stalls with treats.
Obviously, they are twins. The whole time I was taking pictures of them, they'd occasionally turn and look at each other with this savvy grin. I have no idea what they were thinking, but it was adorable. I left this picture SOOC (straight out of camera) because I love the orange light on their skin.
Isn't my mom's little wooden horse necklace cute? I think she got it at a thrift shop. That is where I got my thrift shopping talent, I think!
I have more people events coming up in the near future.....more opportunities to snap some candids, I hope!
Miss Lucie Grace
1 year ago