Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monday Night Reading


(f 1.8, 1/250, ISO 500, OCF w/ SB800 camera left)

One of our traditions is reading This book every Monday night. This book (and tradition) was passed down from my husband's family. I also choose a vintage type processing for this reason.

I had my oldest son sit on his bed holding the book on his lap. The room was completely dark- off camera flash was the only lighting. I had his feet in most of the pictures but because of my wide aperture they were out of focus. They were too distracting from the main point of the picture so I cropped them out. If I had to do a redo I would stop my Ap down so they would have been in focus. I also had to manual focus because I had no light.

{CC}

12 comments:

Janelle said...

I really like the vintage finish for this. And I love that the binding is coming apart. What a neat tradition!

Mindy said...

Cute! I love the vintage finish... I'm all about vintage whenever I can get away with it. ;) I love that your husband read that same book when he was little, and now your kids are. So sweet!

Stephanie said...

It looks like it's straight out of a vintage magazine or advertisement! Just adorable!

candace said...

What a great book and I love the finish you used on the picture as well.

Breezi said...

I really like this vintage feel on the picture. It's warm a warm/loved feel... just like the book. I love that literacy/love of books is a tradition!

Melinda said...

I really like the vintage, too. It's such a sweet time with your kids. I would have used a plain white or black sheet instead of the patterned, but otherwise I really like this picture.

Teryn said...

I love how the book is kinda worn- it's really been loved! And the vintage feel is just right.

Rachel H. said...

What a cute idea! I love the vintage look. So cute.

Shanda Call said...

This is so cute. It gives it an almost surreal MOVIE effect. Like the opening up of the movie James and the Giant Peach...I don't know why it makes me feel that way...maybe because his hands look so small and the book is so big. i LOVE it.

Charlotte said...

Very cool- I love the vintage look. My only CC would be to crop it out a little more so you get the top of the book and maybe a little of his head/face.

LeAnn and Cris said...

I love the vintage look!! Can you tell me how you achieved it?

AprilF said...

I did a curves (RGB), channel, and levels (RGB)adjustment in photoshop. I wish I could tell you exact numbers but I just play around with it until I like the way it looks. Messing around is the best way I've learned stuff.