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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Going on a Bear Hunt

Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm, 5.0, ISO 400, 1/100 sec.
I'm really trying to get better at back lighting shots. Practice makes perfect.  I should have had my shutter speed higher, which opening up my aperture would have easily done.  Hind sight is 50/50 I guess.  I also really wanted this image to be in color, but I remembered what Stefanie said about, if color isn't adding to your photo, then it's taking away from it.  I converted it to black & white and love it so much better this way!





Ni Hao Yall

We made it up the mountain to Little Cabin in the Woods.
And after 105 degree days, the little kiddos were itching to get outside.
So they promptly went on a bear hunt.
And by "bear hunt" I mean collecting rocks and sticks, playing on the swings, and get really dirty.  
It's a bit ironic, because there have been several bear sightings here very recently.
They looked and looked.
They marched all over the yard.

And had to take a break or two to rest up a bit.
But they couldn't find any bears any where.
Whew!

22 comments:

  1. These are awesome!

    I love your little bear hunters! We've gone hunting for ferocious beasts like that and, funny thing is, we've managed to collect similar items. lol. We love to explore and hunt. And lately my dumplings are playing the part of cheetah. Yep, watch out! They'll eat you up!

    I love how you gave it a go with back lighting. Great job! And funny thing is I just posted a bunch of back lit shots too!

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  2. These are some of the cutest pictures... what joy! I remember hunting for rocks and sticks ect. in the woods. It's a very important part of childhood!

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  3. Looks like your crew had a fabulous time hunting for bears. Love your back lighting. :-)

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  4. That picture of Tess is incredible!! That one should be on your wall!! Great job!

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  5. absolutely darling captures Nancy! your backlighting looks beautiful! :) thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  6. I'm glad they DIDN'T find any bears!! But it looks like they had a great time nonetheless! Great photos!

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  7. I've been playing with backlighting too lately. I'm completely in love with it. If you set the camera right you can capture amazing photos. You did great, congratulations!! Also, kudos for making all three of them looking at the camera at the same time. ;)

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  8. I know nothing about taking a great picture, but I do know that these pictures are fabulous! Those three are precious! My favorite is the last one. He looks like he's protecting them, with his arms around each, and the girls look like they have a special secret they're laughing about. It is so sweet to see them together.

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  9. They are so cute! My kidlets love to bear hunt too. Such little imaginations! :)

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

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  10. I love the black and white. I wonder if my Cannon Powershot could take decent black and whites. Maybe I should try it this week! Love the picture of Tess on the swing.

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  11. I just can't get enough of the pics of your kiddos!! Love them!

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  12. those are the sweetest pictures! We need to go out on an adventure like that soon! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog... it means so much! Have a blessed day!

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  13. Nancy..these photos are priceless!!! My favorite is the last one. Would you answer a question for me...the b&w photo of Tess on the swing: could you tell me what the aperture setting was and also if you did any additional blurring of the background via editing ?
    Thanks so much,
    Cherie

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  14. Cherie-
    All of these were with my 100mm at 400 ISO (which I should have bumped up a bit higher because several of my pics were blurry with moving kiddos)

    That b&w pic of Tess on on the swing was taken at 2.8, which is all the way open for that lens. Which also accounts for the great bokeh. The pic of Jude on the swing is also at 2.8, but I was standing a further away, so a bit less bokeh on that one.
    No, no extra blurriness added.

    Hope that helps,
    nancy

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  15. Adorable! Such a beautiful crew you have... and bear hunts are the BEST :)
    Great shots, congratulations on your newest baby (the Canon ;))
    My favorite is the close up of Tess - seriously, you could drown in those eyes of hers!

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  16. These are AMAZING- what special moments you have captured in such a lovely way. Well done!

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  17. Backlighting is so pretty. What a wonderful job you did! I am impressed. The children are adorable to the max. Very, very lovely pictures.

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  18. I love all of these pictures! Looks like you had a fun weekend in the woods!

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  19. Hi Nancy!

    Again I'm loving your pics of your gorgeous children :) Good work on the back lighting...I just recently started givin back lighting a go, and when it's good...it's good! Love love LOVE your close up shot of Tess! Every time I read your blog I get inspired to take more pictures of our daughter :)
    /Monika

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  20. I absolutely love these pictures! This is my first time linking up and I am admiring all of your beautiful images!

    ~Nataly
    Mommy to my own crazy 5 :)

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  21. Great photos and those 3 look as if they had great fun bear hunting! There are really bears in those woods, though, right? :D

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