Happy Friday friends! We've hit a little milestone today at week 10 of the New Photo Friday feature. I hope you've been enjoying the photos. It's keeping me on my toes and reminding me to practice, practice, practice. This weekend the Erie Shores Photography Club
is heading out to shoot some waterfalls, so I may have a lovely nature photo for next week's post.
Earlier in the week I was able to see the movie of A Man Called Ove
. If you're not familiar with the book or my fan girl obsession with it, check out my review from a few years back. My review was blurbed for an ad in the New York Times
. My claim to fame. 😉 I'm working on a movie review, which I'll hopefully post for you next week. Stay tuned.
Now on to the main event...
I worked on some portraits of my sister and her kids this week, so I thought I'd share one of these. My niece is a joy to photograph as she's so natural in front of the camera. My nephew is a little more challenging. His smile often looks forced and he never seems to be able to relax when the lens is turned on him. So a number of pictures I caught of him that were unplanned ended up being some of my favorites. This one. I like the way the shadows play on his face and the contemplative expression he has.
I took this one with my 50mm lens. I used an ISO of 100, an aperture of 1.8 and a shutter speed of 1/640 of a second.
Maddee has a beautiful nature shot for this week's photo. Here's what she has to say about this one:
"Taken with my iPhone on a cloudy/rainy morning walk. When I took this, I tapped the iPhone focus to get the drops on the leaf in the best focus (as opposed to the flower in the foreground). I was amazed at how beautifully clear some of them are. I’ve taken [or rather, tried to take] many photos like this and it’s hard to get the focus to really kick in so I was happy about this! I also LOVE the colors!!"
How about you? What do you think of this week's photos? Do you have one to share with us? Leave us a link in the comments if you do. We'd love to check them out.