Day 24

Monday, January 24

18mm, 1/8s, f/4.5, ISO 200
Look at me posting early today! That is because for the first time in a while I knew what I wanted to do. I was inspired by posts from Mumsyhood Project 365 (way back on day 2!) and then more recently by Trisha on her 365 to do some selective color. Normally, I am not a fan of this particular effect. However, both of these ladies used it in a perfect way and I loved it!

I don't know that this is the perfect photo to use it on, but I just love this cow and have been looking at it for days thinking it wanted its picture taken, haha. I intentionally let Aiden blur a little, because I thought it would be fun. I probably could have taken some more shots, maybe angled cow a little different so the tiny sliver of yellow on the left of his nose doesn't look like an editing mistake, changed my setting slightly to fix the upper-right corner distraction... but I was happy with this shot and thought I should go with it and not spend my whole morning on photos, lol. As much as I love my camera, mama's got other work to do! =)

...and by the way, that was not me being overly critical, it was me reminding myself that one of my goals is to SLOW DOWN and make sure I look carefully at more than just the subject before I snap. Seeing where I can improve is part of the learning process! I encourage anyone who views my photos to be critical as well, so I can learn from YOU! Don't be scared to tell me what I can do better. =)