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

    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

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

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    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