I was going to call this collection “Happy Holiday Kids” but well, look at this one.
Does she look happy to you? (She was impatiently waiting to be told she could open her gift. When she opened it, she was super excited. I asked her what it was and she said she didn’t know! You can’t beat her enthusiasm. It was a marble run.)
At least, this one looks content…
And my nephew is pretty happy with his food. (I need to work on indoor night time photography. I just can’t get the colors quite right. Either the photography itself needs help or the editing does. Most likely both.)
And these are the happy kids! My parents used to have a pool there. They’ve removed it and will be putting in a new one. In the meantime, the deck is a great jumping off point for fun in the snow.
I just wish I could have blurred the background a little more here. I tried to do it in the post process. I managed to select V pretty well and tried to blur the reverse. Couldn’t do it. I’ve been using Gimp but I’m thinking of moving to Lightroom and Photoshop. I’m convinced I can do the same things with Gimp but tutorials are much harder to find. And to be honest, I don’t feel like using my free time to mess around trying to figure it out… So move to Adobe? Maybe…
Such fun! I love the exuberance in that last picture! Do you take indoor night photos with a custom white balance? That’s the only way I can get the coloring any where near right with my camera… it’s still a little more blue than I’d like, but fixable.
I’ve never tried to get the white balance right on the camera itself. I shoot RAW and then adjust it in my camera’s software. (I have a Canon.) I’ve tried switching from daylight to tungsten in the camera and with the software and I get the exact same result. I forgot to try the option in the software where you click on an area in the picture that should be white and it adjusts the picture based on that.
Ah, I see. I have a Canon too, but an old one that I found secondhand without any software. I tried shooting in RAW a couple of times before I realized I have no way of editing those right now… but I’m on the lookout for a program to do it with.
Maybe try the Canon website for software? I had to update mine about a year ago and it was easy and free.
Ooh, good idea! Thank you. =)