It's Friday and it's a Fiesta !! At least it is, thanks to Candid Carrie ! :-)
As mentioned in my previous post, I'm a bit of a frustrated, wannabe, photographer.
I'm definitely on a learning curve. I often find beauty in all sorts of weird and wonderful things. Sometimes, what I see with my eye translates well through my camera lens and other times what I'm trying to convey flies wide of the mark.
I was playing around with the settings on my camera, a small HP Photosmart that J gave me for Xmas a couple of years ago, snapping candid photos of Taylor, who I think was getting a little bored with the whole exercise. Especially, I think, with my calls of 'Taylor, look at me. I was interrupting her viewing of 'Hannah Montana' , you see ...
Anyway, these are a couple of shots that I caught. I was using the sepia setting and I then 'spotlighted' the photo, which darkens the background and highlights her face.
I rather like the effect. Her Mum, thought she looked a bit sad... (Well, if someone was firing a flashy thing off in your face, while you were trying to watch HM, then you might look a bit sad too :-) .. )
I think she looks a bit pensive. She has that 'Not again, I'm trying to concentrate!' look.
What do you all think? Constructive criticism gratefully received !! :-)
3 hours ago