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 NIKON D300    ---    50mm    f/1.8    1/250s    ISO 200 #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. NIKON D300    ---    85mm    f/1.4    1/50s    ISO 200 #3 Friend's mom celebrating win, not great technically but I just liked the excitement! NIKON D300    ---    50mm    f/1.8    1/8000s    ISO 200 #4 Horses out of the gate NIKON D300    ---    85mm    f/3.5    1/1000s    ISO 200 #5 Friend's new girlfriend - again bad DOF - only one eye in focus. Plus BLEW out background big time :-( NIKON D300    ---    50mm    f/1.8    1/250s    ISO 200 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!