Rewinding on Monday

Monday, November 28, 2011

Good Monday to all!  I'm linking up today at Gina's for Monday Rewind and also thought I'd join in Ashley's Good to Wow photo challenge on Thanksgiving.

Here is a sampling of my pics from the past week:

I cross over these tracks several times per week and finally stopped to snap a shot:

I took this reflection shot during our last Girl Scout meeting after a rainy night:

Another reflection, Mr. Man jumping in a puddle:

The other evening I happened to look out our front window and see this glorious color in the clouds. I literally ran down the street with my camera and took this shot just before the sun slipped away. We don't see skies this color around here often. I just bumped up the clarity slightly on this. I don't think Mother Nature needed any help from me!


Shots from our Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl. The kids had a blast!:



And this is my SOOC for the Thanksgiving Good to Wow prompt:


I was pretty disappointed with most of my indoor Thanksgiving shots. I found that bumping up the ISO and trying to balance the shutter speed most often resulted in too much grain or blur. There was no natural light available and I was battling multiple light sources indoors. This is something I really want to improve on, so I was glad for the practice, but clearly need to refine my skills!! I'm really dying for a 50mm f/1.4 and hoping Santa brings one! ;)  I think the wider aperture would help a bit (of course, the f/1.8 would do nicely as well), but for now my best option is to practice, practice, practice.





So, that's it. I'll post my edit on Thursday. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Monday! :)

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Stacie said...

The sunset is gorgeous!! I have a hard time capturing the pinks and purples with my camera. Someday I will get a better camera. Your pictures were fantastic.

Cedar said...

Lovely photos! I do love my 50mm 1.8 for indoor/all shots...and my external flash. You'll have fun with a 1.4.

That sunset is stunning!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a beautiful collection of shots! So glad you stopped. :)

blueviolet said...

The sky color on that water is mesmerizing.

Darcie said...

those reflection photos, awesome!!!
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Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I have to say the photo of your little one in the brown sweater is my favorite! So sweet. :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

These are SO SO GREAT! We had a sunrise this morning that was similar to your sunset. So pretty! Really love those railroad tracks too!

Saun said...

Love the railroad shot and the reflections are awesome.

ina said...

love the sky color!

Jason said...

Message received. JR

Jason said...

Message received.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely shots all round. I especially love the first four.

withoutadornment said...

I love your train tracks and sunset shots! So amazingly beautiful!

That is pretty frustrating with the indoor shots. I think all things considered, you did a great job!

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