He humors me most of the time. Sometimes I get a moment of genuineness or I get the forced smile – if not tears. That’s okay. I’ll remember his personality every time I see it.
But when mommy sees that pretty light streaming through the trees as sunset approaches, then mommy is going to put you in that pocket of golden, beautiful light.
I thought this would be a fun time to share a before an after to show you how I see an image through my eye and how it comes out in camera. The before shot is straight out of camera (SOOC). The after shot is more how I saw it in person.
I knew I wanted the sun rays coming through the trees. But to expose for the light, I couldn’t expose for my son. Without any off camera lighting, I chose to expose for the light since they told the story. My little man was also too nervous to venture further down the trail so I could place him in better lighting.
Using Lightroom, I warmed up the image. All of the shadows made the image too blue for me. When I saw this scene, it was late afternoon with a warm sun. I wanted that to convey in the image. I also did an overall bump in exposure to brighten the entire scene & bring out the details in the leaves & trees. I applied a vignette to bring back the light detail.