"Photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still" ~ Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Click it Up a Notch

    Since I have been entering several contest just for fun why not another one :) right?
    Courtney at http://www.clickitupanotch.com/ is hosting What's your favorite/best photo for the month of May; now that's hard because how do you choose just one! Yes I know we still have a few days in May but we can choose our favorite so far. Actually I had help once I narrowed down from over 800 plus pictures to just a few then asked my boys (meaning hubby and kids) we all decided that the following is our favorite......
This was taken last week on a strangely windy day for May in Az so this little guy was sitting on his stroller keeping warm and cozy.

We love it for several reasons; he is just a special little guy that I have the pleasure to take care of while his parents work. He actually turned 6 months yesterday... happy 6 month birthday little buddy!!! I can't wait to do a six month session with him and his wonderful parents. I have my head packed with ideas. 

The photographer in us(hubby included-without him not sure I could follow this crazy dream of mine) loves the fact that this is SOOC no editing at all!  Yes, I know you can sharpen the eyes on Photoshop to have them look like this but truth be told I don't really know how to do that yet and that is why it makes us so happy to have this picture look like this. On this particular day we were using a brand new peice of glass (Micro 60mm f2.8) on our D7000 settings were as follow
1/640s  f3.2  ISO400 and we had the focus point set on "spot" right in between his eyes. We were under a ramada but he could still see the sky.


  1. Wow! That is really good for SOOC!! His eyes look awesome and such amazing catchlights!! Love his skin tones!! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Great SOOC! His eyes are gorgeous.

  3. Very nice. His eyes are amazing especially for SOOC.

  4. Wow, amazing SOOC! His eyes are gorgeous.

  5. this is a really great SOOC pic. Well done. Thanks for stopping by my blog! yup that's a real turtle that came up to shore. :)

  6. That is an amazing sooc shot!

  7. :) You amaze me Ms. Carmen! We are the lucky ones to have you take such great care of our little blessing!


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