Playing At Powis Castle – 11/09/2016
Last month I took some time off my blog due to having a miscarriage and my head really not being “with it”, I needed to spend some time with my family and also concentrate on my children as it was the summer holidays. But I am now back and I am linking up with this weeks Point + Shoot with YouBabyMeMummy and My Sunday Photo with Photalife.
I needed this weeks image to be fun, capturing fun which the kids have enjoyed recently. Whilst I am still suffering emotionally I am finding that capturing my children’s enjoyment, their smiles and their love really is helping me. This week the kids also returned to school and Leah started full time education, this really has been difficult on me as to me she really is still my baby and she feels too young to be at school. I really do forget sometimes that she is now 4 years old and she is beyond ready for this. She is a bright little thing.
I am still enjoying my photography although I have spent some time away from my camera, so last weekend I dusted off my camera and headed on a family outing to Powis Castle. Only an hours drive from where I live this place is utterly stunning and with some amazing grounds to walk around I was able to capture the kids doing what they do best.
I chose this picture in-particular as Leah basically told me to photograph her jumping off the bench as she wanted to see herself flying… she wasn’t disappointed!
The settings I used to capture this photo were, ISO 1600, f 4.2, 1/1250 sec. It wasn’t the sunniest of days and we were under cover of trees so I had to lower both the ISO and f stop to compensate for the shutter speed. I still have a tiny bit of motion blur in the finger tips of Leah’s left hand but I am very pleased with the end results here, I also used the built in camera flash as I didn’t take a flash gun out with me. Editing at home I used Lightroom CC to amended the colours to brighten the photo up as it was still quite dull, used the noise reduction tool to remove grain and sharpened the photo slightly to make the strands of Leah’s hair stand out more. Last of all I used the crop function to bring Leah more central to the photo.