I ♥ Faces - NO FLASH



I hate flash. Probably because I don't understand it completely, but mostly because I don't care for what it does to my images and I can't entertain the thought of carrying around a hand held unit while trying to do the very active work that I do. I love daylight savings time, and I love overcast stormy days. Both make for great natural light. My adult entry was taken around 7pm here in Central Texas, on the side of a building that was in full shade. My kids entry was taken at high noon, on a very cloudy day with no shade. My kids entry is my go-to image for when I need a cheer; it just cracks me up that the sole girl on the team is acting anything but ladylike, and the little boy to her right, what a trip! Now it's your turn, head over to I ♥ Faces and show the world the face that gives YOU cheer!


Julie Rivera Photography said... at March 23, 2009 at 5:47 AM

I know what you are saying about Daylight Savings Time! I think both choices are superb and it is fun to hear a bit about when and where the shots were taken. And really, how can you NOT smile with that basketball team?!

Becca said... at March 23, 2009 at 7:07 AM

What great shots! :-) I love the background on your adults shot - and the basketball team definitely brings a smile to my face!

SKELLER said... at March 23, 2009 at 7:32 AM

I love both these images. Usually I'm not so fond of "urban" locations, but I really like this grungy rusty wall as a backdrop to this lovely couple. Nice!

And the basketball team just cracks me up!!

Ginna said... at March 23, 2009 at 7:35 AM

Aw, I love the little basketball team, so cute and the composition is great too!

Shae said... at March 23, 2009 at 10:07 AM

i love the basketball team!

EL at Through My Own Lens said... at March 23, 2009 at 10:11 AM

WOW! Love your photos!!! The background is so nice in the Adult entry - I love rustic/weathered backdrops! And, the other photos from that same shoot are great too!

The basketball one is so cute! Everyone has a diff expression!!!

Great job!

Jo said... at March 23, 2009 at 10:50 AM

I love both shots!! That team of kids is so adorable!! Nice work!

Susan said... at March 23, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Both of these are great shots! I love especially love all the great expressions on the faces of the kids shot.

Carebear said... at March 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I loved the one of the couple when I first saw it posted with the Harley photo - great entry! The kids entry rocks! It belongs on a poster or something. It is so cute! I have your homecoming pic up on my blog for the support our troops giveaway, but I couldn't size it to 640 without cutting off half the image. Any ideas?

Melissa said... at March 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM

LOVE LOVE your kids entry!! It's awesome!! Each face is precious.

Lara said... at March 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM

What a great eye you have for photography. These are both beautiful entries.

allenaim photography and design said... at March 23, 2009 at 1:14 PM

love the basketball photo...so cute!

Annette said... at March 23, 2009 at 5:04 PM

I always look forward to your pictures. As usual, both are fabulous. Not only great composition and exposure, but each shows such emotion.

American Mum said... at March 23, 2009 at 5:59 PM

I'm totally loving all your pictures! I'll have to make this a regular place to come. Well done! And don't be a flash hater. :) When you bounce it, it becomes a lot nicer!

Such sweet pictures! I'm foreseeing another top ten!

A Family Completed... said... at March 23, 2009 at 9:24 PM

I was in love just from your banner! Those shots are phenominal!

Puna said... at March 24, 2009 at 2:19 PM

Wow these are wonderful!

Heather said... at March 26, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Both of these pictures are wonderful! I love the kids, what fun that must have been to take the picture!