This little girl makes me happy. That’s all I have to say as far as the theme goes. But I’d like to address the photography. It’s a near-miss. I can’t tell exactly where, if anywhere, the sharp focus is. Maybe on the top of her coat? We were on an old brick sidewalk, which provided an endearing backdrop. Her hat matches her jacket and the colors are vibrant. I think I shot at an f stop of about 5.6, which provided a nice bokeh to the background – although I wish it was maybe a tad bit sharper so you could tell it was bricks without me saying so.
I do like that Liberty’s face isn’t centered in the shot. I wish I hadn’t have cut the top of her head off, but other than that I like the general composition. Well, and she’s pretty cute. I like that too.
I’ve been reading the Digital Photography School blog. One recent article recommended shooting in manual mode and bracketing the shots, or stopping up and down to adjust for lighting, instead of shooting in Portrait or Auto mode. With some of the “near-misses” I’ve been producing lately, I’m thinking bout giving that a try. The weather is supposed to be nice this weekend, so look for next week’s challenge to produce some better photography shot in manual mode. Cross your fingers. I’ll be sweating… Especially if this little mover and shaker is one of my subjects!