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    Default The day my camera died ...

    I'm posting and dashing ... I apologize for that, but I PROMISE I will be back tomorrow to reply to some of the newer threads. I've been staying up until 2am the last few days, and it's catching up with me. Things have been insane here ... lice stole my weekend. I knew that it was a lot of work to try to get rid of them, but now I've lived it. Anyhow, I've been slowly been working on pictures. You'd think with my camera in the shop for a week I'd have more time to edit older pictures. But that's not how things have worked out ...

    Anyhow, Canon fixed my camera and I'm a happy girl again. But first I want to share the pictures from the day my camera died. The older two kids were in school already, and I went for a walk with Jack & Natalie on a nearby trail. Turns out the trail goes to this cool barn, and I really think it would be a fun place for a photo shoot.

    So the problem with my camera started when Natalie is sitting on the rocks. I had to turn the camera off and on to take each picture from that point on. I feel like my focus isn't sharp on anything, I can't even tell WHAT the camera is choosing to focus on (I was toggling, but with only being able to take one shot, if anything moved, that was the end of great focus).

    I know there's a lot of photos here but I really wanted to show these. You can CC if you want, or just comment on the location. I appreciate you looking! (And I hope to start one more thread before I go to bed, hoping at least Amy will reply on that one Can you guess what it will be about?)


    1. I started out photographing the flowers along the trail, at this point I had no idea we'd find the barn. Focus is a bit off on this one, should have closed my ap more to get more flowers in focus.

    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture f/3.2
    Focal Length 35 mm
    ISO Speed 100

    Sep092010_0010

    2. I love the combination of colors here ... but I'm not sure what to even do with this photo (in terms of processing or cropping). I was in shade here so had to bump my ISO

    Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
    Aperture f/3.2
    Focal Length 37 mm
    ISO Speed 500

    Sep092010_0014

    3. I think this was the last picture I took before the dreaded Error 20 started. Anyhow, this could be fun with kids on it, right? And this is when I saw the barn, it's on my left up ahead (you can't see it, I'm just telling you were it was )

    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture f/7.1
    Focal Length 33 mm
    ISO Speed 100

    Sep092010_0018

    4. So this tree had big rocks and then a couple of these rusted wheels. This was close to noon so not a desirable time to photograph. Needed a reflector. I used the fill light in ACR to get more light on Natalie, she was darker SOOC. Not a great picture of her, just wanted to show another neat place for photographs in a better lighting situation.

    Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture f/4.0
    Focal Length 42 mm
    ISO Speed 100

    Sep092010_0021 copy 2

    5. Jack walking on the gravel road ... love gravel roads, and don't encounter many of them near us

    Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
    Aperture f/3.5
    Focal Length 48 mm
    ISO Speed 100

    Sep092010_0024 copy

    6. Mommy goggles? Cause I just love this one

    Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture f/3.5
    Focal Length 68 mm
    ISO Speed 100

    Sep092010_0025 copy

    7. The barn, silo, and sun (I really wasn't trying to get the sun though, because of the whole error thing, I thought it would be better not to try to get a full flare. But I did want some of the sun shining down here)

    Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture f/11.0
    Focal Length 28 mm
    ISO Speed 640

    Sep092010_0028

    8. Heading back to the car ... I just love this boy!


    Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
    Aperture f/3.2
    Focal Length 37 mm
    ISO Speed 100

    Sep092010_0032 copy

    9. Last shot I took before packing up to go home to google what the heck Error 20 meant (and camera was in the mail about 90 minutes later, so sad). For fun, I processed this with an Orton action.

    Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
    Aperture f/9.0
    Focal Length 28 mm
    ISO Speed 100

    Sep092010_0036


    And a bonus shot ... remember how I mentioned the lice at the start of this thread? Well, DH shaved my boys to make them easier to treat (and really, they barely had any nits to start with, it's the girls that have been the challenge). Also, this is one of the very first pictures I took after I got my camera back.

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    I <3 the first flower and the barn shot! Bummer about your camera but glad it's all better! Thank heavens for warranties!

    Holy Moly! Jack looks adorable with his hair buzzed!!!!! Hope the lice problem is under control... I can't imagine what it must be like to treat everything!
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    Just a quick response for now because I NEED to go to bed...I sound just like you! LOL

    This is a great set. I LOVE the first flower shot, beautiful!!! and the Orton processing on the trees looks great.

    Jack looks so much like you in #8! I love both #5 and 6, no mommy goggles.

    LOVE that tree trunk, and I hope you get back to that barn for some portraits because you would rock it I'm sure!

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    Oh boy....lice sucks. We dealt with that over the summer and it was a PAIN to get rid of. We struggled for a long time. Finally, we bought the metal comb and that is the only thing that worked. So glad you got it under control.

    Jack looks ADORABLE with his buzzed head!

    1) love, seriously, love
    2) I like 1 better, but the colors are great here!
    3) can't wait to see this in a shoot soon! It'll be perfect! Great location!
    4) this will be a great place too! She's too cute!
    5) sucker for gravel roads here too, but they are EVERYWHERE around here! Jack's a doll!
    6) nope, not mommy googles!
    7) can't wait to see this in a shoot too! What a neat spot!
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    I agree, LOVE the first shot! I think you've found a great spot for photos! Is the barn being used?
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    WOW at #1 and 2. LOVE them!!!
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