Monday, June 14, 2010

2010 Somerset County Women Supporting Women/Curves 3rd annual 5K Walk...

And what a beautiful day it was for coming out and supporting a good cause. Thanks to everyone. 

You can read more about this event in the 2010 June 16, edition of the Crisfield-Somerset County Times.

 Oh, and if you need a location for one of your events, give Somers Cove Marina a call.


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Pretty in Pink! I love it!

J9 said...

Hey Patty - long time no type ;) can I ask a technical question - On the shot of the man with the baby, it looks like there could have been some deep shadows across his face. How did you overcome that? Fill Flash? Post editing? Was there enough reflection from the sidewalk/water to not matter?

Patty said...

J9, hats are a photographer's worst enemy, next to the sun being behind our subjects.

I usually let in a little more light on something like this, hence the extra light on child's face. If I had used a fill-flash, I could have brought out the child's eyes but risk getting a "flash" shadow on the man's face which would have ruined the photo. I hate seeing flash shadows in photos. Natural shadows are always best.

Since I always shoot in manual mode, I am constantly changing settings. Moving fast and changing settings for each shot, is risky, but it is the only way to get the job done, at least in my business.

Capturing the moment is sometimes more important than a perfect exposure, even if you do get a nasty flash shadow.

J9 said...

Thanks Patty - I'm not quick enough on manual to set every shot effectively, so I have to pick and choose, or carry more than one camera (which I sometimes do).

Patty said...

J9: Practice, practice, practice.

Auto does not do the trick for me. I had rather be a little off on manual and throw the photo in Adobe 3, than risk auto being way off.

People buy expensive cameras thinking auto will take care of everything. Not so. Even my $3,000 Nikons are tricked out on auto, especially in bad lighting. In perfect light, they work great, but a "perfect light" is about as rare a as perfect storm.