We had an absolute blast playing in the pool at our awesome hotel. Layla is still learning to swim, so teaching her the basics and watching her learn is a lot of fun I must tell you. She is our first child so the experience of watching her grow so fast, and learn so quick is just incredible. You know, the whole parent thing 😉
Anyway, the Nex-6 performed awesome and I used the electronic viewfinder a lot by the pool. The super bright sun and reflections on the water made the glare on the screen pretty bad. Under the umbrella I was able to see it to review pics and stuff though. My eyes were also killing me from the glare on the water it was so bright out.
|I shot only in raw quality for all these photos and did some enhancements in Adobe Lightroom 4. If you want to see how I enhance the Sony Nex-6 raw files using Lightroom 4, be sure to check out the Lightroom Tutorials Categories Here >> I also used Aperture Priority mode, Auto ISO, Auto WB, Area Focus, and average metering 95% of the time. I did use exposure comp a few times and shutter priority mode for the high speed water photo.
Layla ready to go!
Layla having more fun than can be explained in words 🙂
My Mom and Layla having a blast in the pool.
Michele took these next two images 😉
My wife Michele was recording some footage with the GorPro Hero2.
I used Shutter Priority mode on the Nex-6 for this next photo and speed priority shooting mode. The enabled rapid fire shooting which gave me the best chance at capturing the spinning water logged frisbee. My Dad was whirling the disc in a circle as fast as he could, which also helped make this pretty easy to capture.
Check out this next sequence of three images that starts with Layla giving my Dad some grass.
Snapshot portrait with Grandma and Grandpa.
A cool shuffle board sign.
Playing in the sand.
Layla and I playing.
The sun was going down as you can see from the shots above, but the tops of the Palm trees still had the little left to soak up.
Even the fly’s were having a good time 🙂
Well, that is it for the Florida/ Disney vacation photos using my Nex-6 and kit lenses. I hope you all liked the real world vacation photos and I want you to know that I’m totally happy with the quality of these images for my purposes.
Please feel free to comment and or ask questions if you have any. Also see the other vacation photo articles below in the related topics area 😉
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