Thursday, June 30, 2011

Light, Light, and More Light

Time to link up with the Crazy Days of Summer again, and today's topic is light!  I cannot wait to see everyone's images because that is such a wide and wonderful theme and really light is just so beautiful!  Unfortunately, it made it impossible to choose.  Oh well, enjoy the light...
Did you know that squinting to make the sunflare larger doesn't do anything in the camera?  You have to actually stop down your f/stop.  Well, live and learn!  Just kidding...kind of.
This is a photo I wouldn't have necessarily kept, but with light as a theme I saw it in a whole new light!

Okay, maybe I captured a little too much light here.  I had my settings right but the sun actually peeked out...for a second!
Oh, the light!  and my beautiful new lens!  Sharpened her eyes, softened her hair, and called it good.
My Orchid from May is still blooming and looks lovely in the evening light through the back window!
If I tell you, you'll notice, but I did paint back in her blown out shoulder per the tutorials Ashley linked to on her blog.  Not really necessary to recover her shoulder here, but I like to practice new things when I see them.  Also did a small levels adjustment on her face. 
That is probably enough photos from me, but make sure to check out the other posts.  I always enjoy every single one I see.
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50 comments:

Anna said...

I love the photo you would've deleted! It looks so soft and dreamy. :)

What gorgeous eyelashes, and the light from the side captures her perfectly.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Nicely done.

Henrietta said...

I love the second shot even you don't like it so much:) It is bright and fresh, I love it.

Kids Virtual World said...

All the pictures are amazing. Awesome photography.

Jane said...

Your daughter is gorgeous and you captured her perfectly. I love the third shot with the sun flaring through behind the blossom, so lovely, and your orchid shot is beautiful too.

Christine said...

I love, love, love that second shot! Awesome!

Leovi said...

Beautiful light, as always we offer a delicious photos, I really like the first with that wonderful backlighting. The portraits of the girl of exquisite quality.

Sarah said...

WOW! Gorgeous light photos. Love that first two.

~ Noelle said...

love them all, but number 3 is my favorite!
great job

Susan said...

Beautiful light captures! I really like the one of the sunburst above the blooms! Exquisite!

Satakieli said...

I LOVE these! Gorgeous photos! That Orchid is stunning.

Ashley Sisk said...

Ah so lovely - you have definitely captured the light!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh I just love that one of your son- he's glowing like an angel. That last one is precious too- frame it for sure!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Very effective use of your lighting. Love the last photo. :)

Savvy Practicality said...

Cedar,
Your photos are wonderful. I like your use of light and your children are darling. I can't wait to see what you come up with in next weeks photo challenge.

Michelle said...

Very nice light captures. The fifth one (of your daughter) is my favorite.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

I love the 5th and 6th pics! :) Thanks for joining Alicia and I for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge again. I can't wait see what you do with next week's theme: PATRIOTISM. Have a great weekend!

Jessaca said...

Great black and white of your son!! Love th last photo also.
Great light in your flower shots!! Enjoy your day!!!

Elena said...

All lovely shots. The 4th and last shot are my favorites. Love how you captured the light!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Beautiful shots at all. :)

Scott said...

Very nice shots. Love them.

alicia said...

Believe it or not, my fav is that 4th one. Love the way the light is shining down and the way you captured that moment. Perfect. But all lovely pics! Thanks for joining our Crazy Days of Summer!

Annie said...

My favorite are the ones of your little girl! You really captured the light in her beautiful brown eyes!! WOW!!

Light Trigger said...

all the pictures are so beuatiful!
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