Monday, February 7, 2011

Winter day?

Photo date: Jan 28

One of the reasons I love Colorado is the weather, more specifically the changes in weather.  It was snowing the week before and then warm enough for shorts and t-shirts, then bitter cold.  So amazing after living in 74 degree weather for 8 years! 

This was taken with my 85mm and I was surprised at how much I could get in frame…I should have taken a wider angle with me.  The kids were actually enthralled with the construction going on and the big crane.  I was trying to balance exposing the sky and my subjects they way I wanted.  Not quite what I imagined, but close.

You can see the differences in editing here.  I increased blacks and contrast and then corrected white balance using the white cloud.  I love how pretty the mountains are!DSC_2709_edit_wm

This one I warmed up quite a bit and lost the saturation of the sky/mountains in order to properly expose my subjects.  I may work on editing this some more to bring back some blue in the sky, but I can’t figure out how to make it look natural.  I love taking photos of them from behind because I can really see the height differences between them…I don’t think I’ll ever stop being amazed at how much bigger Cooper is.  People don’t really ask if they are twins anymore and assume Cooper is a couple years older because of his size.DSC_2737_edit_wm


Jen said...

So jealous!


both of these shots are beautiful...LOVE the perspective.