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Project 52 : Week 17 - Purple

This photo might be a stretch on the prompt of "purple" since the flowers are more pink than purple and because they aren't even really the focus of the photo. But this was such a fun photo to take and told the story of our weekend. Scott put the boys up in the tree and I took photos from the ground but then I also climbed in the tree as well so that I could shoot them from eye level (see pic below). The leaves and flowers create beautiful bokeh in the background and you can tell it was a nice sunny day. But Bryce is wearing a hoodie so it probably was still a bit chilly on this April morning. But isn't he just the cutest?!

A note about my settings and setup (shot in manual mode).

  1. Since it was mid-day with bright sun I first set the ISO super low to 160 because I did not need much light sensitivity.

  2. Because I only had one subject I set the aperture to 2.5. I didn't go any lower than that because I wanted his entire face in focus.

  3. The shutter speed didn't matter too much since we were both stationary so I just adjusted that until the exposure was correct.

  4. Not much was needed in post production - I just did my normal edits.

If you would like to join me this year and complete your own Project 52, download my prompt guide and follow along.

Behind the scenes photo courtesy of my husband.

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