Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Day at the Beach


The two photos above - the top one uses the Landscape Picture style, while the second one is using the Standard style. I love the extra saturation in the above picture. I love how these picture styles will reduce post processing. I normally can't help 'tweaking' (read - fiddling) with photos and if I'm happy with the colour SOOC (Straight out of the camera) then I won't be tempted to adjust them. It's cool having the control over the colours in my camera. For close ups, the Standard setting is excellent and I'll enjoy using that in my home, especially as colour in my house can often over power the subject.

A little crab the kids found and showed me.
I played with the Picture styles in my camera. The above one is Standard, which leaves images fairly neutral. I love the effect in the above photo.

The above photo is edited simply with 'enhance' in iphoto and the photo above it is using the Standard picture style. Not quite enough saturation for my liking.
Today was just the most gorgeous day. Unfortunately summer time is often not the best time at the beach for us, as the wind direction often makes it blowy, rough and sand gets everywhere. Plus it's stinking hot then too. We've always had the best beach days in Spring and Autumn. The kids had a ball, catching waves, playing frisbee, exploring in the sand. We had fish and chips for lunch and followed up with an ice cream. I took my camera along, and read some more of my field guide and played with some of the settings.
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5 comments:

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Looks like you had a lovely day!

Chris H said...

I should play around with my camera too... it's got a lot of features I never use!
Your photos are just gorgeous! I love the beach.

t.t. millers said...

I love the beach. Every year we take a vacation to Ocean City New Jersey. It is about three hours from our home. We stay for one week. After seeing your pictures I can't wait to go and smell the sea air!

Tina said...

Jenny, your photos are fantastic. You sure look like you had a great day. I love the one of the little crab.

Teddyree said...

A lovely family day by the looks of it! Love your photos especially the little crab one & I love how you've enhanced the colour in the beach photos. They look stunning & so much brighter but at the same time still very natural - gotta learn how to do this LOL

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