Mark and Michelle’s wedding in Mansfield

I had the honor of photographing Mark and Michelle’s wedding last night. Michelle was gorgeous and Mark looked so dashing. Mark’s parents surprised Michelle by driving 6-7 hours to get here. It was the most relaxed and romantic wedding I have ever seen.

Michelle and Mark, thank you for allowing me to be present during this very special moment in your lives. I hope you love the images as much as I do.

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More from the 50mm

The wedding is tomorrow night and I’m still testing out the Canon Camera that my friend is letting me borrow. I am going to miss that 50mm lens. That is a serious piece of glass. Needless to say, you know what is next on my purchase list don’t you?

I took the camera to E’s daycare today and took some shots with a high ISO. I also took some of E before we left for daycare. Look at her with her little camera. Isn’t she the cutest little thing? LOL

Test shots using the Canon 30D

My friend Samantha, of The Roxy Studio’s, is letting me use her camera and her 50mm 1.4 lens for the wedding on Thursday. I’ve been wanting to buy this type of lens ever since I saw what my other friend, Jen Rinaldi of Jen Rinaldi Photography was achieving. All I can say is oh my goodness!!! This is going to have to be my next purchase. This lens is awesome!!! I’m also learning that I like the way the 30D handles and how it feels in my hand. I love my Nikon, don’t get me wrong, it’s my “baby” LOL. But I could see me buying a canon camera one day too. I like the controls and the dials in the back. Both Nikon and Canon feels really nice in my hands.

So, anyway, Sam you are the most amazing person in the world. You are awesome!! Thank you. ;o) See you on Friday. (Oh, I guess my printer is also a card reader, so I was able to get the jpegs off the card, not the RAW though)

Here are the shots I took. Obviously, I need to practice a bit more. My oldest and I were up way too late last night goofing off taking funny pictures with the Canon. I was practicing the 3200 ISO setting. We got some hilarious shots of each other. I’m not sure if I’ll be showing the pics she took of me thought. HA!!

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Just a flower

Just a flower

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My test session with the Bride

Last night Michelle and I met at the Mansfield Bridge in scenic Parke County. Like I’ve mentioned before, this little town has the most amazing Bridge, mill and dam. It’s just the most perfect place for the wedding that Michelle and Mark have planned. It’s going to be a private ceremony and think that is probably what I should have done. LOL Seriously, this allows the bride and groom to focus only on each other. Since it’s going to take place in late evening with the actual ceremony held right as it gets dark, Michelle agreed to meet me there so that we could practice with the settings that I’ll need to use on Thursday. Michelle is going to make such a beautiful bride! She has the best eyes and a smile that is contagious. So, here are some of the shots that I took.

One of my favorites!

One of my favorites!

 

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Merged Sunset photo from tonight

I went out with my oldest daughter to practice more in night-time settings, when I noticed the sunset. We’ve had rain, finally, for the majority of the day and this sunset was wonderful. There was a light fog on the field and just wonderful warm colors in the sky. I took three shots of the landscape going from one side to the other, then merged them in photoshop.

 

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My study today of selective light

I call it selective only for the simple reason that this was light that was shining through the trees on random plants. I was off today and both girls were in school/daycare, I decided to look around the area of my house for things to photograph. When I walked across the street to the field, I noticed how some stray rays of light were almost spotlighting the milo stalk. (I think it’s milo, so if it’s not, feel free to correct me.)

That got me thinking about doing a little series of photographs all with this selective light. I used Pioneer Woman’s boost action in only a few of the photos. I tried to keep them all true to life only using a slight levels adjustment or bumping up the contrast a smidge. I shot in ISO 400. Some may not be tack sharp, but that is okay for me.

Pears

Pears

I love the sun rays in the upper left of the image!

I love the sun rays in the upper left of the image!

Sunflowers

I love taking little walks with my youngest, E. We call it going on an adventure. Lately, it’s called a photographers adventure. She’ll see something that catches her eye and ask for the camera and when I give it to her, she’ll take the picture and give the camera back to me because, “it’s too heavy momma”. I love that girl. My oldest is really into photography as well. I think she is going to be on the yearbook at school. I hope so, she takes very good pictures. I’ll have to do a post one day of her photographs.

Anyway, one day when E and I were walking we saw some sunflowers. I just love the way they pop against the blue sky.

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