I've been trying some new things in photoshop, and they haven't really been turning out as I'd like them too. I'd love to learn how to get that high contrast, bright eyed, vivid color look, but I just can't seem to get the hang of it without the picture going all... well... alien.
So, instead I thought I'd just try to expand on what I know and try something new... but more in my comfort zone. Stick with what you know, right?
So, I like this picture because 1) My flash fired and the picture doesn't look freaky. 2) I used my 16-35mm lens which is a little slower than nifty fifty, but I like the wide look it gives up close and 3) the focus and aperature are dead on. Nice and crisp at her eyes, a little fuzzy around her mouth, and then progressively more bokeh goodness down her little PJ clad body.
Sure, I would have loved it if she looked at me... but I'm goin' it alone here people, this is the best I could do.
I'm about to get some moral support - Nana and Pop Pop will be here in a few short hours. Hopefully then I can get some rockin' pictures.
By the way... earlier today I hid out in my kitchen and stuffed my face with the last cupcake. I hid from my toddler and chowed down hoping against hope that she wouldn't discover me and ask for a bite. I really considered offering her some, but then took the last bite and licked my fingers clean. I mean - how rediculous is that? I HIDE IN MY KITCHEN FROM MY NOT-EVEN-TWO-YEAR-OLD SO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO SHARE! I guess we all have our moments.