We arrived Ocracoke after a very early 6am departure from home, & a ferry ride that was nothing short of a roller coaster ride! Windy, windy, windy day.
But we made it. We walked up the stairs to our rental cottage, and I immediately noticed the opportunity. The screened in porch had the most beautiful light. At 1pm. North facing porch. I was excited!
We unloaded and I grabbed my youngest model. I wanted to play with this light immediately! Soft and bright, and catch lights to die for.
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and then another …
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not as sharp – she was moving – but mmmmm love me some dimples (:
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I am trying to shoot more ‘wide open’, but have realized that my focal points aren’t as sharp wider that 2.8. Although this one is pretty sharp! Time to get the lens & camera to the shop.
So after this I decided at some point during our long weekend I would take portraits of everyone. I am totally planning another picture wall. I say another … I don’t have one yet, but I have many plans in my head!
f/2.8 1/125th ISO640 (had to increase ISO to compensate for not as bright light)
He likes to have his picture taken, but I have a hard time getting a genuine smile out of him when the camera is in my face. So, I snapped this one from my hip (after saying something funny) – it ranks up there as an all time favorite!
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I buy sugar cereal for vacations – this time was Lucky Charms. Spoon-lickin’ good!
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She wasn’t really in the mood ( imagine!), so this is the only good porch shot I got of her. But, I have another that I shot while we were out to dinner at the harbor.
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mmmmmmmmmmmm love this one too! her ‘far away’ look …
(Have lots more from the pier to share … next post)
Unfortunately I didn’t think to take on of myself. Dang. That light may have been nice to me!
Got one of my husband …
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I took several of him – but this one definitely wins. It was an ‘in-between’ moment, and I am finding those are always my favorite!
So, here’s one of me with youngest … making a pit stop before loading the ferry.
My portrait for today
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Next post will be pier shots …. and then of course beach shots!!
(My camera and I were very happy on this trip)