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Friday, April 12, 2013

Nurture Photography ~ Turquoise/Splash

Turquoise is a color that isn't really in my spectrum.  I searched and searched for turquoise this week and all I could find was some card stock that is hidden in my paper drawer.  And who really wants to see a picture of that?  :)  So I opted for splash.  Loosely interpreted, of course.

Alex had a dentist appointment earlier this week for a filling and sealants.  Since he was so brave and did really well, he got a prize when he was done.  He chose a pirate rubber ducky.  So, of course, when shower time came along that evening, he asked if he could take a bath instead.  With bubbles, because you can't take a bath without bubbles, right?

Being the youngest and "too old for baths", I was a little excited that he wanted to take a bath instead of a shower.  I love the independence of my kids as they get older, but some days I just want them to be little again.  This gave me a small taste of that.

Since I got an expodisc recently, I wanted to test it out and see how well it worked.  Our bathroom is one room where the color is never good in photos, which is why I never take photos in there.  Or if I do, they almost always get converted to B&W.  (Hoping that when we remodel our bathroom this year, I will no longer have this issue.)

I have to say I am impressed with the expodisc.  The white balance in these photos is exactly as I would see it with my eyes.  In Adobe Camera RAW I did tweak exposure and blacks slightly, but that was it.  No adjustments at all to white balance.

The expodisc gets two thumbs up from me!  :)

Some day I will have to take before/after pictures with the expodisc so you can see the difference.  Maybe in my kitchen since that is another room where the color seems off in my photos.  :)

Nurture Photography Challenge - Spring 2013 Edition


Tamar SB said...

Splish splash!! These are precious!

alicia said...

Ha! All I found is card stock too, so I came up with a paper craft. ;) Bath time is a perfect choice though! And it sounds a little simpler than mine. However, not sure pics of tweens and teens in the bath would go over well online, haha. These are the times I miss my babies... I'm glad you found a willing, cute subject. And I'm not sure I even know what the expodisc is. I 'll have to look into it. Thanks so much for putting so much thought into your post and linking up to Week 2 of the Nurture Photography Spring Challenge! Next week's prompt is Green/Nature...

Pieni Lintu said...

Very cute shots!

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Turquoise was hard for me too. Nice shots.

Amy said...

I love the color in these shots! I look forward to your before/after shots.

Christine Bewley said...

I didn't even think about kids in the bath! Creative choice!

Holly said...

Now I need the Expodisc!