While house/pet sitting for a friend last weekend I used the opportunity to take some photos of the girls in a new location. I like how a bunch of them turned out, but I couldn’t narrow it down to just a few. I also took some dog photos! Though I’ll throw them in a second post.
Unfortunately the weather didn’t really cooperate, while the sun was out and the temperature warm, all that meant was that everything was mud from all the melting snow and rain, as such I was forced indoors. Despite this handicap I still managed to take an ungodly number of photos, oddly of very few ‘scenes’. And try as I might to narrow the total down to just a handful, I just couldn’t do it, even despite the few scenes.
First set here Horo’s “helping” Alice do some stretching, Horo in Volks’ school uniform and Alice in Saber Alter’s gym uniform. I like the colours of this scene, all quite golden brown. You may also notice throughout these photos I’ve colour matched Horo’s ears and tail to her hair in post-processing. It’s not perfect but it’s a lot better than normal, though I’m not sure I’ll keep that up in the future as it’s a bit of extra work. But it’s nice having them match for once. [2019-06-16: I have kept it up.]
These last two shots in this set annoy me, because I like aspects of both of them, but neither of them as a whole. And likely, had I only taken one of the shots I probably would have been content with the results of either one. But because I did, I now see that somewhere between the two chosen focal lengths would have been best. I like how the wide angle 18 mm shot makes Horo and Alice’s legs look longer and shows off Horo’s bum more. I also like the 35 mm shot and how the background is framed and the shallower depth of field. Something like 24 mm probably would have been best, though I still wouldn’t have been able to get the shallow depth of field of the 35 mm as my 18-200 mm lens simply can’t do anything better than f/3.5.
Second set is just the two in their new t-shirts from TTYA. I’m not sure if it’s just because Horo’s looking at the camera, but wearing that t-shirt it’s the first time I’ve thought her head was perhaps too big. Alice however looks fine in the same style shirt. Despite the lack of scenery behind them, I like how these look. You’ll notice the last three were taken at night, Horo and Alice had watched me marathon shows on Netflix for hours, and then I took a few more photos of them because they were cute.
I do wish I’d tried out more ideas, but I just didn’t have any. At any rate, I really quite like the t-shirts Horo and Alice had on, despite their failings, and I’m pretty happy with how the stretching photos turned out, and generally just enjoy how cute the two are sitting on the edge of a couch.
Some Mennonites are jerks… I know that’s seemingly unrelated, but it’s related to the neighbours of my friends place.