September 27, 2011

September Top 5 Quarterly Link Up

1. This is a photo I took while I was trying out the "Golden hour" for the first time! Can I just say that I LOVE the golden hour!

2. I love this photo of my daughter. She is always running so it was nice to capture her standing still for a brief moment!

3. I live in Minnesota, so getting a good Halloween picture on Halloween is almost impossible. The kids are always bundled in winter coats by then. I was hoping the sun would have been out for this one but you've gotta make do with what you have!

4. I rarely use my camera in doors because my house has terrible lighting and my camera doesn't have the best ISO performance. However, I couldn't resist this sweet father-daughter moment!

5. I just got a new lens last week, a Tokina 100mm 2.8 macro. I wanted to take it out try some portraits with it. I love the bokeh I get with it compared to my only other lens, a 35mm!

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  1. Such cute shots! I love the "father-daughter" moment! Adorable!

  2. I love the sun in #2. My kids do the same thing with my hubby :) Playtime with daddy and the iPad.

  3. Very cute shots. I love the first two and that last one. Gorgeous eyes. Thanks so much for linking up with us.

  4. AMEN!! I love the golden hour too. I guess we all do, but I seem to miss it a lot with a little one that goes to bed early. I also understand #2. My son never sits still unless he is playing with something and that is for short periods.

    I love that you have a Halloween costume photo!! They look so cute and will be so glad you took that several years from now.

    I also love your son's sweet grin in the first one.

  5. Those first two golden light photos are just beautiful!! I love that you planned ahead on your Halloween photos! So smart!! Yay for a new lens!! That is such a great photo and his eyes look awesome!!

  6. I love the beautiful light in the first 2 photos. But I must say that my favorite is the black and white, daddy and daughter moment, how can anyone resist that sweet little moment captured forever.

  7. The first two are great - they really make me want to get out there during the golden hour too! And that b&w is just precious. Wonderful shot.

  8. Christina,

    I would love to share the first photo next week when I announce the winners. If you are okay with me sharing it, will you email me the original jpeg, so I can make it a little bigger for my blog.


    If you would rather I not share it I won't be offended.

  9. I love the golden hour too! Those are both great shots.

  10. I am loving that first shot - so so cute!