Hello all Just got back from first trip ever to races at Saratoga - pretty fun weekend - my friend's dad has a partial share in a racehorse so we were able to go to the barns, see behind the scenes etc. I'll be upfront now and say that I wasn't putting a whole lot of effort into the people shots - it was a long day with a number of beverages involved - so I used a "glamour glow" Nik effect to disguise my inability to focus on more than one person at a time #1 First up is me and husband looking rather smart for a Saturday afternoon - is it weird to do Sonya's eye pop technique on yourself?!! If you think my face looks red in this image, you should have seen it SOOC Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) #2 Friend and his new girlfriend - DOF not used wisely, she is soft and OOF and I have some terrible hotspot thing happening on her teeth. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) #3 Friend's mom celebrating win, not great technically but I just liked the excitement! Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) #4 Horses out of the gate Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) #5 Friend's new girlfriend - again bad DOF - only one eye in focus. Plus BLEW out background big time :-( Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Looking at these before I post, my white balance seems to be all over the place. I think my objectives for this week are to a)buy a calibration device for my monitor b)start reading up on shooting RAW and consider making the switch sometimes soon.... Thanks for looking/commenting - don't be shy!