Photo Monday – Prospect Park

I have a feeling I should say Prospect Park #1.  These were taken on Tuesday when I went for a walk with the girls but we went as a family on Saturday and Sunday too.  I didn’t taken any pictures then but our walks left me with the feeling that I could go every single day and not be bored after a whole year! As it is, I had a hard time whittling it down to these 9.

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Some of them would have benefitted from a smaller aperture for more sharpness.

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I do like a little bit of blur in landscapes sometimes.  Like this water one.  I tried it with a sharper background as well but that blur made me happier.

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And getting that blue sky color just right is hard!  It tends to be overexposed which makes the color completely unnatural but then, if you expose it just right for the sky, the trees get too dark. The post process is a very delicate balancing act.

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Need to practice way more.  And review my books. Anybody have good sky tricks?

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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4 comments on “Photo Monday – Prospect Park
  1. anroworld says:

    Lovely colorful autumn pictures! Very positive!

  2. Charity says:

    Wow, these pictures are gorgeous! I sometimes like how the trees are so dark when the sky is bright, but I understand the struggle!

    • Thank you! Sometimes, it works out just right. One of the pics has the dark trees in the foreground and I loved that effect. My issue is when I’m trying to capture both the brilliance of the trees and the sky. I think the thing is when we look at a landscape (or anything really), as our eyes go over each part of the what we’re seeing, they adjust automatically to the lighting condition in that spot. But the camera can’t do that so we have to try to work the picture afterwards to get it closer to what our eyes show us.

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