Sunday, October 18, 2009

Almost Got It

So, attempt #3 on the night pictures broght me a little luck. I don't think I have what I want to turn in just yet, but it's better.
I took Emma down to the lake in her velvet cloak with a suitcase and she loved being a model for me.
I think I got the time of day right, the aperture and shutter speed right, but I didn't have the focus right. I thought I was in auto focus mode, but I guess I really wasn't. Again, there's the trouble with taking a more advanced and unfamiliar camera out in the dark. I'll probably try again because, toward the end of my time outside, I figured out the problem and got the focus down just right. Only problem is, the sky was too dark by then.
So, take a look at these just for fun, so you can see some of my mistakes and enjoy the success if I happen to nail this shoot in the next couple of days. At any rate, you can look at these and at least get a good idea of what's in my head for these pictures. I want these, in focus, with the beautiful sky that's in the first two shots - which is only available for about five minutes before it gets too dark.





Mindy, I promise you can have your camera back tomorrow...just, can I please, please, please use it between the hours of 7:00 and 8:00 until my next class? It's really fun.

8 comments:

frabjouspoet said...

The last one is, hands down, my favorite. I want to hang it in my house! It has such an "other world" quality to is.

claibornes corner said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Christy said...

Thanks guys :)
Alli - you can save & print it from here if you want, or you can wait until I post a nicer one! Either way, you are welcome to save a copy of it. It'll be faster than waiting for me to send it :)

Amy said...

I love that last one. It looks like something out of a movie. Beautiful!

Mary said...

I love, love, love your vision. You are so cool.

I think being a great photographer is so much more about imagination than it is knowing how to use a camera. You have a superb imagination and I'm so glad you are taking this class to bring that imagination out for all of us to admire. Way to go.

60ish and Glad said...

I liked the purple sky in phot #1 and Photo Number 3 is really cool too...old world. I like that description.

mindy said...

absolutely! take all the time you need. love the look of the street lamps in these photos! emma looks like a modern day little red riding hood. :)

Jessica said...

These are all great, Christy!!