Monday, February 16, 2009

{13/365} A manual shot, Baby!

Kate had her friend, J over for a playdate today and this is baby sister.  As I said before, Kate LOVES baby Daphne! Kate is holding her in this photo but I cropped out as much as I could (some polka dots are peeking through).

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 500
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Mode: MANUAL!!!!

P.S.  I am adding this so I will remember because I had a big breakthrough today.  I have always been so intimidated by shooting in manual but today something clicked for me.  I was trying to get a photo of Kate this morning on Aperture Priority but the shutter was SO slow that all the images were blurry.  So, it clicked in my blonde little ditzy head...that I could set the aperture AND the shutter speed.  So, I did.  I did it all day long and I got this too.....


and this...


I added a texture that a kind flickr person sent me.   The tulips were taken with my 85mm lens.


Rach@In His Hands said...

Just beautiful!

You take amazing photos!

Marla said...

Yay for manual!! :) These are all gorgeous! Love the texture on the tulips.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Like always..
You are sooo amazing..
Have a great week..

Kate said...

I love your tulips...and well...that baby with those soulful darling.

So so so great when something clicks, isn't it??? It usually happens like that for me...completely out of the blue.

I really enjoyed these images...


Jodee Leader said...

What a beautiful baby! Great pictures!

carolinagirl said...

All of these photos are gorgeous! I don't even know what you are talking about with setting speeds. I am anxious to learn more.

I just love tulips!!! Baby D is so adorable; I can see why Kate loves their visits.

Jennifer said...

I never even knew what manual meant. Thanks for the tip :)

drewmark19 said...

Way to go! You've inspired me to give that manual mode another try. I did do that with a picture of my son jumping on the bed. It was the only way I could capture it. On the whole though, I wimp out because I'm so afraid I'll miss the moment. The pictures you took are an inspiration and quite a motivating factor to step out of my comfort zone.

Jewels of My Heart said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you did good!
I tried to learn more about my camera this weekend but I need lessons! lol

Frances Vineyard said...

Way to go using manual! They are beautiful...I just want to kiss those big baby cheeks! :)

Jboo said...

Beautiful baby! Great photos!


DiJo said...

OK - WOW of that precious baby!!!!!!!!!! And, I am very impressed with the flickr texturing!!!!!

Way to go!!


The 5 Bickies said...

These are fantastic!

Steffie B. said... must tell me about the texture in the last did you do it....this is what I am interested in doing.....and what were the photo stats of the tulips? Sorry girl....from one want to be better photographer to another....spill the beans! lol