4th of July in Seattle

We took our summer vacation this year in sunny Seattle with Grandma and Grandpa Mandel.

The weather was glorious throughout the entire trip so Emma and Henry had a great time in Grandpa’s huge backyard.

They spent the week doing the kinds of things you imagine kids outside during summer ought to do: roll in the grass, run, scream, “Oooh!” and “Ahhh!” at the banana slugs, gather pine cones and the like.

We went to Kirkland for the 4th of July, first playing at the lake (getting thoroughly wet in the process) and later watching the parade. The parade was a first for Emma and Henry and both really got a kick out of it. They loved waving at everyone as they passed by.

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  1. I know what you mean about white balance. In the last week or so I decided to start manually setting the white balance on my camera now that I’m more comfortable with manually futzing with aperature and shutter speed on the fly. It makes a big difference, as I found auto WB tends to give colder color temperatures. I’ll try paying more attention to black levels. You adjust those just in the Levels dialog with the eyedropper tool?

    Shooting in raw and manually adjusting is my next developmental goal. It just seems like such a huge technological speedbump, not to mention all the storage space it eats up at 8 megs a picture!

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