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For Debbie - or the long Way to a Portrait ...

It is not always easy to take a portrait of our 'Lively Bundle of Fur' - here we are at a beach in Norway and Joy was in her explorer mood:

I was so busy, trying to get her to sit still for a moment - while she was busy, trying to dig through to Myra :-) - that I did not even notice, that my camera settings were still on 'sunny 16' or beautiful weather, from the day before:

Finally, Joy decided to cooperate, so that you can see how gorgeous our holidays were and I noticed my mistake - the sky would have been fine, but Joy and the foreground were too dark; underexposed:

So I corrected the settings - however: Without a special filter, the sky is now blurred out and I did not want to return to the car with Joy smiling so nicely:

There was nothing else, I could do but aim for a portrait and forget the background (the camera is set on manual f/11, 1/200, ISO 320); the brightness on Joy's smiling face is enhanced with the flash (if set on TTL, it does only add a minimum of light - works only in manual mode!):

The end result, you already know - it looks as if we had lovely weather and brilliant sunshine:

Ok - you may go play now :-)))

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Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on December 16, 2011 at 2:30pm

an expert always manages, thanks for sharing

Comment by Sherry Miller on December 17, 2011 at 1:08am

Love the pictures of Joy being a typical Irish Lass......just how deep did she dig ?  I always hope they will come up with a real buried treasure chest.

Comment by Peter Hennig on December 17, 2011 at 5:19am

that last portrait shot is superb really shows the joy in Joy

Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on December 17, 2011 at 6:12am

You are very talented Cornelia, and anytime Joy would like to visit - we will be most happy to see her! Happy digging Joy. M XXX

Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on December 17, 2011 at 7:46am

Wish I can learn all those great advices... Debbie please come and let's try together  :-)  in between I really enjoy looking at those fantastic pictures!!! Love them all  :-)

Comment by Nadine Bonjean on December 17, 2011 at 12:50pm

Super serie but I love the second picture ;-)

Comment by Sharyn Latchford on December 18, 2011 at 7:09pm

Lovely lovely photos.....Joy looks such a delight, and tell her instead of digging her way to Myra, she can pop into our place on the way, we are closer...the kids would love to see her "pop" out of the ground....LOL

Comment by Barbara on December 20, 2011 at 1:50am

Lovely Photos! Danke für die Erklärung Cornelia!


Comment by Dudley Duke of Lancester on March 14, 2012 at 10:11am

What a lovely creature. I lowers my blood pressure and makes me smile just to look at your Joy!


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