Camera: NIKON D2H
Shutter: 1/200 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 25 mm
White Balance: Auto
Editor's Note: Laura did a good job here of handling a tricky lighting situation. Judging from the shadows, part of the merry-go-round is in the shade and part of it is in bright sunshine. By shooting straight down, Laura still had a wide range of sun and shadow in her shot, but she didn't have to worry about an ultra-bright background blowing out her image.
Photos of children playing are more difficult to take than it seems. Sometimes, the longer you stay, the more comfortable everyone gets. Sometimes, the kids get tired of this extra person hanging around.
- Lara Neel, Visual Editor