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SITS Photo Challenge Day 6

Monday, April 11th, 2011

SITS photo challenge day 6 is all about lines and repetition.  I shot 5 subjects, but 2 were unmitigated disasters. Here is the best of the rest. I feel like I could have done better with this exercise, but was in a big of a rush. I will definitely be looking for lines when I am out and about.


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SITS Photo Challenge Day 5

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The assignment for day 5 of the SITS photo challenge was to capture a day in the life of something. I took the easy way out and did a day in the life of Spencer which I realize I have done twice before, but when I did the one with the phone camera, I was hung up on the concept and the 19 month day one, I focused on the moments, so this time I really wanted to concentrate on the photos. So, Saturday I took pictures all day. I must admit that the last picture is from Sunday, but it seemed like a fitting end to the set.

Going into the playroom for some toys.


Flying high

some milk at lunch

back to the park.

End of the day bath.


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SITS Photo Challenge Day 3

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Today is all about light, light, light. For some great info on both indoor and outdoor lighting, check out the post here. The weather seemed to be cooperating with slightly overcast skies, so we headed outside and immediately the sun popped out, which is not ideal for taking pictures.

Cute face, decent composition but the light caused spots and funky shadows. And this is with the exposure adjusted a bit.

This one is also in fun sun, but I like the shadow. Note: spencer is yelling HiYA!

We moved under the tree for some shots in the dappled light. I really like how this turned out except for two spots – the light hitting the metal watering can and the light hitting the avocado leaf in the forefront.

The sun went back behind some clouds and I could take some pictures in “full sun.” Much better. Bonus – a clear shot of his thinking face.

Don’t mind me, I just got up here all by myself.

Playing around with focus. I am having SO MUCH fun with these assignments. I’m loving this for sure. Maybe I should take a class…

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SITS Photo Challenge Day 2

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I’m participating in the SITS Spring into Action Photo Challenge and the assignment for day 2 is pretty much to blog the photos we took yesterday, which I already did here. Also, there are some great photo editing tips in the daily post, so go check it out. To keep playing along, I took another set, which was the option for those of us who already blogged.

I snapped some pictures of Spencer in the swing, which is a little tricky with a point and shoot because the shutter speed is a little slow, I try to anticipate when he will be in the frame, but don’t always nail it. I though I would share two before and after editing shots and then the biggest dud. I believe in sharing and learning from mistakes. Also, it made me laugh. The photos in this post were edited with iPhoto.

Straight out of camera


I did a little cropping, mostly to take my shadow out of the corner. I’m very pleased that I captured the second swing and its shadow. I think it makes the picture a little more interesting. I sharpened it a tiny bit and upped the saturation to blue up the sky and green the grass. They got washed out by the sun being right behind us. (Taken about 9 am)

Straigh out of camera


I cropped 0ut the swing support and the edge of the tree, the smaller size left the angle of the fence looking crazy, so I straightened the picture. As a result, I lost some of the fun angle on the swing, but the picture made more sense.

Straight Out of Camera


Pretty subtle editing on this one: exposed it a little more, sharpened and adjusted the saturation up the tiniest of smidges. I liked the composition straight out of camera, so no cropping.

Now for the worst picture of the session:

Not good. Not good at all.

Blurry, poorly composed and Spencer blends in to the equipment, definitely one for the trash bin.
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