Saturday, October 23, 2010

E-I-E-I-O

We went to the Old MacDonald Farm last week with a group of mommies and babies from church.  It was a ton of fun.  They had train rides, a pumpkin patch, lots of different playgrounds, pony rides, and tons of animals.  I did my best waddling after Rachel with the camera, and these are what I ended up with...

Rachel loved running after the random roaming deer




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She's got a thing with looking people in the eye (or animals)... I must say, I like that about her.
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I swear those dadgum goats kept trying to eat my baby's pigtails! No-sir-ee, not those pigtails, I've waited too long!
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Rachel hasn't quite figured out the big kid swing yet.  I tried to help her, but this stubborn child wouldn't have it.
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Needless to say, she ended up doing a lot of this...
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5 comments:

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

This is actually Nate, and I wanted to let let you know how impressive your photos look. I know I sound nerdy but I wanted to ask what lenses you use. Do you stick with one main one? I really want to get better at photography but I dont really have any time while in training. Anyways good luck with things Im sure times are tough with Tyler being gone

Jeni said...

So so so cute! Love your photography!!

Tyler and Jess said...

Nate- Thanks! I usually stick with my 50mm lens. Its the best! It lets in so much light! It doesn't look very impressive like the big long lenses- but trust me, you'll love the results.

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

ok one last question. I have a 50mm prime I think it has a 1.8 aperture. Im assuming thats the same lens you were referring to. I dont use it much but Ill start. Do you use full manual? what aperture do you much often use (in normal light conditions) I remember using that lens sometimes and when I had it down to 1.8 it seemed hard to focus correctly with such a shallow depth of field. Maybe I just need to practice. thanks for the help!

Tyler and Jess said...

Yep- thats the one. the focusing is tricky when the f-stop goes down that low, and I'm certainly no expert- but when it's darker outside (like the twilight hours) it does really well down that low. It was a very bright day in those pictures above and I had it on 5.8-10. I switch it up a lot in the same lighting conditions and then take it home a evaluate. I tend to like my pictures a bit overexposed as well. And--- I go full manual often, but lately I've found that I like keeping it on Aperture priority better. Unless I'm at a football game or something. I hope that helped in some way. Also- I go to the Pioneer Womens website and look at her advice on photography.. I've really enjoyed it. Her website link is on my blog...