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    The second thing I'm most grateful for is that my parents instilled in me a deep and abiding love for and appreciation of nature and wonder of the would in which we live. It has given my no end of joy and even the simplest of visions still fills me with awe such as this.....

    Evening sky



    I've told my in laws that I plan on using them to try some serious portraitures over the next few days, we'll see how it goes, it should be a real challenge and if any come out if should be gratifying!

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    Thank Goodness for Salsa

    There is nothing like fresh salsa to spice up the Holidays!!
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    rocketman
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    family portraits...

    So I decided to take up the challenge of doing some portraits

    what I did and why..

    After finding an appropriate area near the bay window that has an south-eastern exposure I took a number of test shots in RAW then read them into PhotoShop Elements 6 in order to determine the proper color temperature since I was using a combination of natural light and bounced flash so that I could get the right color temperature so that the wall would be the proper shade and would help keep the flesh tones right. I then set the Kelvin temperature setting in D80 to match. I used a flash unit attached to a different tripod 3 feet to left of the camera since the natural night was coming in from the right. I aimed the flash at an 80 deg.from horizontal for fill and to minimize shadows from the flash unit.

    Below are the results the one of me I converted to black and white using Photoshop's gray-scale conversion

    so here they are

    RocketMan



    RM

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    Portraits II

    The Inlaws



    RM

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    Portraits III

    My other half Jeanne and her Dad



    RM

    OK I'll shut up now....

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    Happy Thanksgiving Portraits

    Well, I hope everyone had a ball (butter-ball?) this Thrusday. Great subject for portraits, Tom!

    I struggled with the dim lighting at Grandma's house. After setting the ISO to 1600, I had some more luck, but many images were a bit grainy.

    Here are those to whom I am quite grateful:


    She Who Must Be Obeyed

    This is horribly under-exposed, but it so perfectly captures her kind and playful nature, I just had to post it. Truly challenging portrait in very low light, and will little warning (I was playing with the camera settings, and she had decided I should put it away ).
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    Happy Thanksgiving Portraits II


    Bath-Time for Cousins
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    Happy Thanksgiving Portraits III


    A Little Thanksgiving Ham

    The fill-flash is a little much, so I’ll probably crop out some of the ladder and PhotoShop it before framing.

    Here’s another without the flash. I love the contrast, but not totally thrilled that half her fact is over-exposed.

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    Happy Thanksgiving Portraits VI


    Tryptophan

    Again, this was in VERY low light. Here is another with more exposure. I struggled on this one as well. The darker is crisper, and is more representative of the moment.

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    Happy Thanksgiving Portraits V

    OK... At the risk of taking over, here are some of the honorable mentions:





    I really had fun with this, and I think some of these could find their way into Christmas stockings…
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    Stickley lamp?

    I like the one of the little blonde guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    Stickley lamp?

    I like the one of the little blonde guy.
    Thanks, Dave. I believe so. My mother-in-law is big fan of both Stickley and Tiffany...

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    I'm in love with this subject matter.

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