May 21, 2014
This week's challenge is celebration; chosen by Fishing Guy. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Womtig, Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
A young man was baptized at church last Sunday. The header shows the reaction from the section where his friends and family sat. It is so cool that I have been added to the contact list when we're doing baptisms, just so I can be prepared to take the picture.
The shot below is my favorite (from a technical perspective) because in it, I put together a lot of lessons learned from many previous baptisms. I borrowed a spot light, customized the white balance, and shot by hand with a continuous burst. If you enlarge it, you will see that the underside of the microphone's plug has a greenish tint. It is extremely difficult to capture natural skin tones in that room! That's because the inside of the tank is green and the mercury vapor lighting gives off a weird color, too. The header had that strange light, too, but instead of correcting it, I added to it, using cross processing.
|Celebrating new life in Christ|
|Applauding the performers at her retirement party|
|Gloria's retirement celebration was... well... glorious!|
|Celebrants welcome me to the small country of Misterrogersstan, where I was liked, just for being me.|
(I do not know how wide the Mister Rogers show is known. In case you don't know, it's a children's program, and the host is very encouraging and affirming, telling the viewing children that "you're special, just for being you.")