365 Project – 17: Just what I wanted, straight out of the camera (January 17, 2012)

I posted this photo earlier along with a handful of others which I post-processed but, I had no desire to touch this one because it came out just the way I wanted. I was on my belly trying to capture all of their four little heads (which were moving and NOT sitting still) AND catch an interesting and colorful “Ice Age” movie clip from the TV screen. Finally I crouched down into the right angle and got the right exposure for the girls and the TV. I was happy to capture this sweet, girl-time moment. There are two challenges I have experienced just 17 days into my 365 photo challenge: 1) taking the time to take and post the photos and 2) feeling like I could improve these untouched images by post-processing…but, still posting them anyway. It feels good actually looking at a photo and thinking “wow, I don’t think I want to do a stinkin’ thing to this photo…nice!” 🙂

p.s. To be honest, there was ONE thing I wish I could have captured: the snowflakes falling outside the windows in the top right corner. Could I have captured that without bracketing then post-processing later? Could I have captured that as an SOTC pic WITHOUT any processing? If you know, please share. I’d love to know!

Read more about my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens

2 comments on “365 Project – 17: Just what I wanted, straight out of the camera (January 17, 2012)

  1. Karla says:

    Good job Amelia. I posted all the Snow white pics completely unprocessed (not even edited with the camera). Very challenging. My perfectionism was having a fit ! So I know what you are going through 🙂 This is a great shot of the girls! I love lookng back at photos of kendra hroughout the years with her friends. They grow so fast! Snow may give you B&W opportunities. Always fun to try to get white balance right with B & W. I have a Pentax K10 which I love but it is made to be close to a film camera. White balance is a major challenge. I think your Nikon is a bit more forgiving in that way, especially with pictures of children.. Have fun!


    • meelswa says:

      Karla: Thanks! You’re sounding like quite the shutterbug. I always appreciate learning from fellow photographers. And, thanks for the comments. So nice having you stop by my blog!! 🙂


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