Thursday, September 15, 2011

These Shoes Were Made For Climbin'

Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier
This is my very first entry in my very first photography challenge (A Season of Photography sponsored by Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier).  The theme for this week is "Shoes."

My daughter Gracie LOVES shoes.  This pair is one of her particular favorites.  Lately, she's become quite enamored with "Socks!"  Toddlers are notorious for not having much fashion sense:  even I know you don't wear socks with sandals!  We visited a new playground this week which happens to be next door to the library that we now frequent.  Gracie had a blast checking out the playground equipment, and I had a blast playing with my new camera!

I took several pictures of her climbing the playground equipment, and this one turned out to be my favorite.  I like the bokeh, and I like the vividness of the colors of her pretty pink sandal. I also like the lift of the shoe indicating movement.  It may not be a perfectly composed shot, but I'm still happy with it.

Camera:  Nikon D7000 with 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens
Settings:  ISO 800, 105 mm, 0.7 EV, f/5.6, 1/2500s, Auto White Balance, Metering mode - Pattern
I think I was in Program mode, but I don't remember and iPhoto does not tell me.

Notes:  I had forgotten to take the ISO back down for outside shooting.  (Other pictures from that day were really overexposed because of it.)  I also forgot to take the EV down from when I was trying out that setting the day before.  Still learning!
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  1. How great! I would love your opinion on your new camera, sometime in the next decade I'd like to get a nice camera. Is it easy to operate, or did you have to study the manual? I had to look up "bokeh", so I'm learning already!
    Mitchell used to, and still often does, button up his dress shirts and polo shirts all the way to the top, even when he wasn't wearing a tie with the dress shirts! I love toddler fashion! :)

  2. My new camera is great! It offers a lot of room for me to grow with the features that it has. Because I want to learn how to operate the camera using the settings (rather than auto or the scene selections), there is quite a bit of study involved. A good lens makes it much easier to take nicer photos. I'm really liking my 50 mm lens which is a relatively inexpensive lens but takes great pictures!



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