I always want to practice, practice, practice with my camera. I had been wanting to take some portraits in what I call "evening sun haze." Do you know what I am referring to? It's when the sun is really low in the sky right before sunset begins.
Unfortunately for me, my opportunties for practice are limited. We need to be outside when the sun is in the correct position. If I am inside and try to bring one of the girls out, the other two want to follow and then it becomes a big production.
And I need a three year old who will cooperate.
For these shots, I placed Em with the sun behind her in order to avoid squinty eyes.
Sometimes she is so serious.
Here is my absolute favorite of the bunch.
I gotta tell you that the five focal points on my Nikon D50 are absolutely driving me insane. Do you know how difficult it is to focus on the eyes and then recompose your shot and *hope* that your three year old does not move?
I have to throw in that I was so excited tonight when I went over to Trendy Treehouse and found that my photo of Allie on the beach placed third in their vacation photo contest. Yippeee!