I tried to get some good shots during Natalie's birthday party but it just didn't happen. First off, the room she opened her presents in had awful light, second my cousin kept crowding her and getting in the shot so I can't post a lot of them online since my aunt and uncle prefer their kids pictures not posted on the internet (they are paranoid). Then the cake thing was just a big crowd of people around the table, so I couldn't even get in to take a picture. I did try a few of her eating her cake but again the low light still worked against me.
I did a lot of them in automatic because of the frustration, and am really unhappy with those, really wished I had thought to put my camera on RAW & JPG so I could work with them better and do PP. This whole experience has really put me down when it came to my photography. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I can look things over better and see what I can get a decent shot from, just really sad that I got better with my P&S last year than I got with my DSLR this year, I do understand that every year is different, events play out differently, but I was really looking forward to getting some nice pictures with my good camera and it didn't happen.
I'll have to filter through and see what came out best, maybe do some PP and hope next year goes better.