Saturday, December 25, 2010

D-356 & D357 Merry Christmas Eve

I took this picture yesterday for the Daily Shoot Challenge:
The daily shoot
Make a photograph of something metal or metallic today with an emphasis on how light interacts with the surface.

These are my Christmas Stocking holders, they sit on the mantel and they are made of metal.
Stocking holders

I am such a mean mom. I made my family take a group picture. LOL
They actually co-operated because I told them to wear what they wanted. Color did not matter because I was converting to black and white anyway.
my 2010 Family Portrait
There they are. My beautiful immediate family. I think their personalities really show. I just let everyone stand/sit where they wanted. I would have preferred to move Isabella to someones lap and maybe change a pose or two, but everyone was happy and I didn't want to mess with that. I mean look at Isabella's face, she's actually smiling! Two shots and I was done,
but here are two out takes while I tested the lights
I think they are funny
outake #1
Isabella claimed her spot and did not want to move.
Family shoot out take


Levonne said...

Really cool Sandra. You have a big family! Merry Christmas again. I like your metal image. Nice and complex.

greygirl25 said...

Your family is beautiful, nice group shot.

But Sandra, seriously, you look way way to young to have kids those ages.

Your metal image is fabulous. I really like the DOF, it works so well with the image.

Nikhil Ramkarran said...

Lovely family shot, I particularly like the non-uniform lighting of the background. I am going to have to do one of these later today, and the one thing I can guarantee, it won't be anywhere near this good.

The metal shot is okay, I'd have flashed it a bit brighter to get more specular highlights, but that is just personal preference.

Merry Christmas.

xolexo said...

I am in awe of the first picture!

The family photos really put a smile on my face (and made me giggle for a little bit). They definitely capture your family perfectly. Especially the second family photo. ;)

Anonymous said...

Lovely portraits Sandra.

I like the inclusion of out takes besides the final portrait. It kind of reveals the character of your family members. You have a wonderful family. Thanks for sharing.


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