It was breezy today, which doesn’t help with outdoor doll photography. A breeze can tip over a carefully balanced doll, which can cause damage; even if the doll stays in position, the doll’s hair will blow around, making it harder to get pictures. Finally this evening it was calm enough to take my Masterpiece dolls out, but the light was fading quickly, so the ISO was high and the shutter speed was slow. I took a few photos anyway, but I’ll probably try again under better conditions. Anyway, here is Faith, my 46 inch tall 6-year-old, in her red and white striped shirt and denim shorts. Her hair clips are loose from earlier attempts to go outside while the breeze was blowing, but she still looks cute. Settings were f/7.1, 1/20, ISO 400.
And here are all three kids together: Faith, 34-inch 2-year-old Christopher, and 40-inch 4-year-old Ethan. I didn’t realize how slow the shutter speed was until I looked at the photo properties later. Settings were f/7.1, 1/15, ISO 400.
More roses are blooming on the little rose bush, and this morning I was outside early to see them soon after they opened. These roses open with rich golden yellow and orange/pink colors, and over the course of a day or two the colors turn to white and light pink. Settings were f/7.1, 1/200, ISO 250.
More roses. Settings were f/7.1, 1/320, ISO 250.
And last today is the little anole in the tomato pot, poking his head out to look around. Settings were f/8, 1/320, ISO 250.