NapIt was such a beautiful day, that I decided a walk sounded nice.  We waved at all the buses going to pick up children after school.  We counted horses and talked about our favorite puppies on the street.

And, we enjoyed Megan falling asleep in the stroller on the way back 🙂

Another Study in Blue

AsleepWhen Megan was little, I took a picture of her sleeping on this blue background.  When Mark brought up this blue plaid shirt he loves Megan to wear, I knew I wanted to repeat the “Study in Blue“.

FeetHer shirt is the matching one from two years ago (we had bought matching ones for Mark and Andrea when they were tiny). I had thought to change her into overalls, but I like the jeans.  She still sleeps like a toddler, but that is changing too.

I am especially proud of these pictures.  I have been attempting to use M (manual) on my camera and these are the first pictures that I did using light from the window and all the settings set manually without any help.Sleep



Sledding Experiments

The kids have been sledding a lot this week. It was supposed to warm up and rain, and we wanted to enjoy the snow before it was gone.

SleddingI did some research on how to get good pictures with snow, and read that I should overexpose my shots some.  I learned that does not work for sledding because, while the snow stays white, the people are overexposed.  I also read to set my shutter priority high (say 800 -1000) to catch the action.  Well….it worked too well, my pictures turned out looking like the kids sat on the sled screaming for fun.Mark and Andrea

Another idea that I tried was exposing for the sky (I cheated and used the Program mode to tell me what it was) and then setting my shutter speed to around 200.  With my ISO at 200, and tweaking the exposure a little, I finally came up with some pictures that I like!  I still need to practice, but I am sure that if we get more snow, the kid won’t mind sledding some more.