Monday, May 6, 2013

Living on the Wedge

Since upgrading from a point-and-shoot, one of my favorite aspects of photography is the ability to take photos directly into the sun. Shooting at the right angle during certain hours of the day, I feel like I hit the jackpot every time when I manage to capture elusive sun flares or the soft, romantic glow. Then there are times like today's photos where there's just too much sunlight going into the camera and so resulting photos look washed out.

Another Monday, another start to a new work week. Have a good one!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in peach fuzz 417 (sold here)
jacket: American Eagle (similar)
dress: LOFT flounce hem lace (sold here)
shoes: Via Spiga Missy wedges (similar)

11 comments:

  1. Love your lace dress. The necklace is so pretty.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  2. What a great color combo! Yay for nice weather for you! :)

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  3. Love the outfit and especially love the superb punnery of your post title. Although I now have Aerosmith stuck in my head - ack!!!

    -Michele
    www.thesaltyhanger.com

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    1. I sure love a good pun! But am quite clueless when it comes to music. *Goes to Google the Aerosmith song you're referring to*

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  4. I think your photos look fine and not washed out.. they just look like you applied some sunlight filter to it, haha! Your dress is so pretty :) Oh, and I spent way too long last night reading up about the Sony NEX cameras and comparing them to the competitors and then debating whether or not I want a dSLR instead, too many choices on the market right now!! :(

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    1. I'd be a little scared if you WEREN'T doing your research! I know it's a lot of info to take in all at once, but rest assured that you're not alone. Been there, done that. I grappled with DSLR vs. mirrorless cameras for a long time before deciding against DSLR. It's hard not to go with what's popular, and DSLR is what's popular right now. I say pick a couple you're interested in from both categories, then run down to your nearest tech store to test them all out. I think you'd be amazed how some things that seem like a big deal to online reviewers are trivial once you get your hands on one and start playing with it.

      Keep me posted!

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    2. LOL I've been meaning to go test one out at the store but haven't had a chance. Since I go to Target at least once a week, I've tried swinging by their camera display but the NEX cameras never work (either don't have a lens attached, or you can't take pictures because there's no memory card) so while I've held it in my hand, I have no idea how it actually works. I do want something that I can just throw in my work bag or diaper bag, so dSLR is definitely out of the question, but I'm concerned about the attached lens on the NEX that makes it lose its portability. Do you have to carry a separate camera bag for it? Maybe I should just go with an upgraded point and shoot :P

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    3. Boo! What's the point of test cameras if they don't work?! If I could let you play with mine, I would. I do put my camera in a bag, something like this but more generic and shapeless, but also not much bigger. It basically fits the camera and nothing else. I think I got it off eBay for cheap. Then I'll throw it into my bag. If you're worried about size, I *think* the Panasonic lens collection is smaller. I know the NEX body is small, but the lens is huge in comparison.

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  5. i have a rough time with picture taking still. and i've had mine for over a year. most times i just find a bit of shade and use the flash. shooting in the sun can be really tricky and i'm not sure my camera setting are actually functional on the old thing

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    1. I've had mine for... 1.5 years I think? So we're in the same boat. Funny you brought up using flash because I haven't even yet tried out that feature on mine, lol! The flash needs to be attached and I haven't had a need for it, lol.

      Shooting into the sun is a pain when it comes to making manual adjustments, but playing with the different light is so much fun! Definitely give it a try when you have more time on your hands.

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