Daycare Hayride with Yashica ML

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by f/otographer, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    The daycare that my daughter attends went on a field trip to a local Pumpkin Patch/Farm. I tagged along and shot some photos for the lady who runs the daycare. I used my trusty NEX 7 with a Metabones speedbooster. The only lenses I took where a Yashica ML 50/1.7 (series 2) and an ML 28/2.8. Here is a small sampling. The first photo is from the 28, the others from the 50. Hope you enjoy.





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  2. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    This is a great capture, I love #2 and #3 especially. #2 for it's softness because of the flair, the rim lighting on her hair, her expression, and the pose with her hands. #3 because it's well composed and very sharp. The final photo has a very nice feel to it with some great catch lights in her eyes.
  3. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Thx dsiglin. I shot several other shoots into the sun like #2. It was very hard to capture the flare as an artistic effect that didnt obviously overpower the photo. This was one of the better ones. Of course its always a challenge to accurately capture focus when photographing children with old manual lenses. :) 
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    :laugh1: Seriously? I can't imagine why that should be!

    Really nice work, f/otographer! Well done! :thumbup:
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Despite the challenges, some great shots.
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Some great stuff here. :) 
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Yup, nice shots!!!
    I know first hand how difficult is to photograph children running around :D 
  8. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Thanks everyone! :) 
  9. davegore2005

    davegore2005 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 31, 2013
    loving number three, your reflection in the sunglasses (was it intentional?) and the focus sets it off for me.....nice one

  10. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    dave, it wasnt exactly intentional, but we were bumping around on a hayride behind a tractor so my options were rather limited. I knew when I shot it I would most likely be in the reflection and just went with it. Glad you like it. :) 
  11. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    #3 is also my favorite because of the focus. It is incredibly sharp - great portrait
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