Don’t worry. She didn’t fall; I should have said Autumn. I apologize for that. Anyway, here are some photos of Ellen’s first trip to the cider mill this past Saturday. I am still learning a lot about this camera, but I have seen a dramatic improvement in my pictures, and I am excited to learn more!
Here are a few of the scenery. A little noisy, but the colors looks great. Speaking of colors, I TOTALLY forgot to take pictures of the gorgeous leaves on the way there. I was too caught up ooohing and ahhing at them.
You weren’t allowed to pick apples at this cider mill. Apparently, “For every apple you pick, three apples fall to the ground and go bad. That is just bad business.” I didn’t know that. Ok then…
We wanted to do the corn maze, but no one told us you had to buy tickets at the front. We were too far into our adventure to go back. It was at this point we started to really laugh because we kept failing at cider mill activities. Trust me though, it was a wonderful day to stroll and take pictures with family. No fun lost!
After Ellen woke up, we took some pictures of her as well. A couple are out of focus and a bit overexposed (don’t you love how smart I sound…), but she is so darn cute, who really cares? Here’s Ellen picking out her first pumpkin. We got her an itty bitty one, and it only cost us $0.30!
This one is a bit fuzzy, but it’s so cute. She wanted to peek around on the hayride despite the blazing hot sun!
Ellen was Mrs. Grumpy Pants for most of the day. Here is a shot of her being a crab apple. Still cute though!
Then, we headed out to Ann Arbor to stroll around and get lunch. We stopped in a little park area to change her diaper, and she was totally loving the sun and breeze. We decided to take advantage of her happy mood and took some pictures while we taught her about the leaves.
Mike actually took this one after I taught him what I had learned in class. He’s a fast learner. Ellen was cooing up a storm here. Adorbs, I know.
Oh My Gosh! That’s my baby. My pretty, pretty baby!
Finally, we headed home. I subscribe to a blog, Digital Photography School (this will be relevant…) that has a weekly photography challenge with tutorials. This week it was taking photos at the “Golden Hour”, so I did one last shoot while the light was right. I don’t think I did half bad. Here is daddy with his girl.
Have you been to a cider mill yet this year? What’s your favorite part about them? Tell me in the comment section below.