Sunday, October 10, 2010

At The Oaks, Double Bay


I think I know you. I think you are my daddy.

7 comments:

kimbofo said...

What a cutie.

I love how these pics tell a story. Just look at her eyes light up and her mouth turn into a big grin!

Kirsten said...

Ditto - I was going to say exactly that.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What I love about this is the sequence. It is very eloquent.

freefalling said...

So squeezy, squeezy cute.
Look how her bottom lip is sucked in in the first shot.

diane said...

What beautiful big brown eyes and the cutest smile. She is a stunner.
Julie what camera settings do you use. I can't get the depth of field right and I think it might be because I can't get the aperture big enough.

Julie said...

I use a Canon 450D with its Picture Styles set as recommended, in this case Standard (Sharpness=5 Contrast=0 Saturation=2 Colour Tone=0).

I invariably shoot with my aperture as wide open as I can to enale me to freeze the action taking into account my 'condition' makes me wobble/shake.Hence, this sequence was shot with an aperture of f5.6 and with ISO=200, and s/s= 1/50 sec.

We were at a pub. I was sitting with my back to a bank of windows which were folded open and was pointing INTO the room. AJ was a perfect distance away on her Grandad's knee looking back toward her parents who were sitting next to me.

I made a decisiom to shoot by understopping the aperture either 2 or even 3 stops to ensure that I got the sharpest images I could (she was jigging around everywhere, having just realised what feet can do).

I put the shots into Picasa and adjusted to 'auto-contrast'.

Et viola ....

I have others where grandad is in sharp focus and AJ a blur, etc.

Does that help?

Also also also ... I invariably shoot on AI Focus with just the centre spot on.

What have I forgotten?

Julie said...

I will put other shots up in while and try to tell you what went wrong and why - if I can work it out.

Now in comparison with most people, I am a detail person. So I zoom to where I think the story is, without worrying about context (other people or the full body).