drumroll......Here a some of my pumpkin patch pix :0)

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moosie's picture
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drumroll......Here a some of my pumpkin patch pix :0)

I had such a hard time picking out just a few, I love them all, well she is my baby so of course I do, but I tried really really hard to just pick small selection

She is so fast now and I was in and out of shade and sunlight so quickly that I just switched my camera over AV mode, so I could at least get some good shots

I shot raw, then tweaked exposure and w/b in LR, then moved over to CS3 to play with the skin tones a little. I have a hard time with her skin tone, I always want to brighten it but then I think I'm making her more pale than she really is. (she is half samoan/columbian so dad is very tan) Its so annoying I'll think they look good, then I look again the next day and I'm like what was I thinking. It never ends. So I just stopped here and thought I would share

CC always welcome!! thanks!!! all were at 200 iso and using my 50mm

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture: f/2.0
my fave so far, for sending to family

ok just had to add b/c I actually got some eye contact, but she looks so serious
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/1.8

I did some cloning on this one
Exposure: 1/5000 sec
Aperture: f/1.8

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/2.0
this could probably use some cropping? another hurry and snap its so cute one!

best shot I got of her whole outfit
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/2.0

not sure of this crop, probably another quick one, I love how she is holding the pumpkin and like the row of them in the back just not sure if it goes together well
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture: f/2.0

and just for fun here is last year

so all in all, I think I am happy with these, I shot around 5pm, I was on call so I couldn't go any later, and I forgot to make my eye contact lens buddy, a la Amber.

and a fun little tid bit, I went to the same pumpkin patch as Amber. I heard that Marky Mark was there that day and I just about died. I can't believe I was so close....ahhahah

but we did kinda chat with a actress, pretty exciting for little ol' me, she was there with her 14 month old daughter, and her and Alana kept crossing paths, Alana even tried to take the food out of her mouth, silly girl

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I love Alana's lil' outfit. What a doll baby! I think 1 is my favorite too. It's got eye contact, good skin tones and no dappled light. Talk about some improvement girl! Very nice work. Smile

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Joined: 06/09/05
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Yep #1's my fav too! Great pics! I love the serious eye contact one! It's almost as if she's glaring at you! Lol TFS! Her outfit is adorable!

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oh, cute!!!! I am loving her outfit and the last photo is my favorite. but I can see where you're struggling with skin tones. my son is on the tan side, and so it's hard to get his right. I feel like her skin is too close to the color of the hay behind her (does that make sense? I think it's too much yellow, but I can't tell without opening it up) does she look the same here as she does to you in person? that's how I try to judge it, but that's a challenge too.

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These are great! Looks like you found some really good light.

connorsmum's picture
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How cute is she?? I love the outfit and agree that I think the 1st is my favourite.

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These are great! Did you use a fill flash? The light is nice and even. Great job!

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All of the colored pumpkins in the first are so pretty and I love her expression. I also like the third, but the upper half of the background is a bit too bright to me.

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Joined: 06/22/02
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I love the autmly feel this has and the outfit is precious!!!