I enlisted the daughter of a friend of mine for help with one particular photo, and in return I took some extra shots for her mom. I was hoping for better weather but the ground was soaked and so crazy muddy, and I find it very hard to direct her to look natural when she's standing! I tried a few things with getting her to put a hand up to her hair and such, but it was a tough go! But I know her mom will like some of these shots... it's just that I am having a HORRIBLE time with the colour. It seems like when it LOOKS good to me, the red channel is blown; and when it doesn't look good to me, it's either too magenta, (b) too yellow, or (c) too dark. Or some combination thereof. However, using the colour picker I'm checking skin tones and they "seem" fairly accurate when I go from the cheek, so I feel flummoxed and frustrated. Any thoughts on exposure and colour on these? (And any other CC you may have is welcome.)
6. The shot I enlisted her help for. I've been waiting for great back light for weeks now, and time is running out for the camera club 'assignment', so this will have to do instead. Totally messed up what I intended... got a bit anxious somehow, by the light that wasn't the way I'd hoped.