We had a wonderful dinner with Nana and Papa at their farm (Butlers Farm found here) over the weekend and I brought my camera out for some photos of all the improvement work they have been doing over the last year. The farm looks AMAZING (another post on that soon with more photos) and I will do another round of shooting once we get some warmer weather and the flowers start really blooming.
Exposure time 1/100 sec, Aperture f/4 ISO 100, Focal Length 30mm, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L
Why This Photo:
I had a lot of really great photos to choose from, but with this one I love the sunlight/flare at the top of it and how it cascades down onto Gavin. It adds a dynamic look to an otherwise “snapshot” type of photo.
I have been shooting in aperture priority mode a lot lately because I enjoy controlling the depth of field (I really should just flip to complete manual). Sadly, our weather has been gray and cold and the light is just super low. For the shots with the kids I should have switched to shutter priority because I ended up with a lot of blurry photos because the shutter speed was way too low. Lesson learned on that one – I was too busy shooting that I made an assumption that it was light enough and I should have checked everything.