Monday, December 13, 2010

We went to the beach for a photo shoot...

On the last Saturday Snapshot I posted a fun photo of my daughter doing a leap on the beach. I said it made me want to go to the beach on a lovely day and do a "photo shoot" of her doing dance moves in front of the ocean. Well, on Sunday it was 80 degrees here in southern California (yes, it's December) and so I convinced her to go to the beach about 45 minutes before sunset. She spent the whole time saying she was cold, but really I think she was embarrassed. I had a lot of fun taking the photos and when we got home and she saw them she completely changed her attitude and said how it was fun and she's glad we did it.

This is why I love digital photography: a few of the photos were a disaster (bad timing mostly); a few were good; and a few were wonderful. Here's a sampling of the ones I really like. As you can see, we played around with the sun and the light angle.





8 comments:

Deepali said...

Oh sunset is a great time for pics! They look great.
What camera are you using?

Helen's Book Blog said...

I have a Canon EOS Rebel XTi. I think it's the lens I use that really helps: a Tamron 18-270mm (1:3.5-6.3). Of course, that makes it sound like I know what I'm talking about, but I don't really. :-)

farmlanebooks said...

Wow! Beautiful photos. I'm sure you'll appreciate them even more in years to come :-)

reederreads said...

WOW - these pictures took my breath away! GREAT JOB :)

Aths said...

Awesome pics! I have to say - I love that your daughter has an amazing body flexibility - really helps with dance moves! That's one issue I had - I was a bit rigid, lol!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Farmlane--I will definitely appreciate the photos as time goes on; I hope she will too

Reederreads--Thank you!

Aths--She does have great flexibility, just like I did. Something we're born with, I guess

Deepali said...

Yes, that lens sounds FANCY! I have no idea what lens we use on our Nikon DSLR. The biggest thing I've noticed is that we bought a cheapo glare reducing add-on which is super useful in India!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Deepali--I think a good lens can make all the difference and I do really like the one I've got since it does far away and close up without having to change lenses. Thank you for reminding me that I have a polaroid anti-glare thing that I should use next time. I always forget about it!