After far too much time talking about it, I got around to buying Helen, my eldest daughter, a new bike the other day. This picture was taken as she took it for a spin for the first time.
I have to be honest and say the image was a hurriedly taken snap. I tried to put all the knowledge I’ve learned on my online photography course to good use, but the battery light on the camera was flashing. I knew I had limited time so quickly got Helen to pose. In the end I managed to take this one image but that was it, the battery expired and the camera switched itself off.
The conditions for taking the picture were not ideal. It was a very bright day and the sun was low in the sky as it was early evening. I tried to get Helen to move to a more shaded spot but she refused to budge. I think Helen looks very happy, but under different circumstances I might have produced a better picture.
The focal length was 26mm, ISO was set at 250 and the aperture was set at f8. In terms of editing, I’ve put it through the dusk filter on Picmonkey, cropped out some shadows and placed it in the Polaroid frame.
The bike was very well received. I bought one for my wife at the same time and all four of us disappeared out yesterday; mummy, daddy and Helen on bikes and Toddler Adams on her trike. It was great fun and we hope this Indian summer continues so we can repeat the experience many more times.
I have linked this post to the #mysundayphoto linky hosted by the marvellous One Dad 3 Girls blog. Make the world a better place and go take a look for yourself.