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December 29, 2006



Hi! You don't know me but I follow your blogs everywhere it lands. hee hee...I love and admire your pics so much! I have a D50 also. Mind telling me which lens you used to take these? Also, what actions (if any) did you use?
Thank you so much!!
~Kim (from 2peas)


These are gorgeous! I'm a color girl myself but I love these bws! It really captures the textures of the wood, the leaves, etc.... Very nice! I might try some bws since the bg here is so brown & drab :o)

Lyndsay (LynStrad)

Hey guys - thanks for the comments!

I used my 50 mm 1.8 on these. This lens seems to rarely get off my camera these days, even for my 85 mm. Probably because its winter and we are inside so much. I shot these in aperature priority mode except for a few of the swing ones.

As for actions, I didn't use any on these. I "just" got CS2 and am having a hard time with it so these were proofed in elements. I shot in RAW, adjusted the contrast, saturation and the shadows slidebar just a tad to add a little rich color to the background on all the wood / bark, etc. I dodged her eyes at very low opacity, ran a USM, saved for web and that is pretty much it.


Lyndsay (LynStrad)

oh wait - I did run a black and white action made for elements. I love the b&w basic action from photoblast.com.

Julie C Butler

Lindsey - I saw these on 2Peas .. You are amazing - these are stunning!
I just love these ... thanks for the tips and tricks!! Let me know if you need any tips for CS2 ..
I have been using it for the last year!!
Take Care, Julie


Hi. Love your pics. I was just wondering what version of Photoshop you use. I have been wanting to purchase it; but, I am clueless. Thanks so much. Sherie

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Who am I?

  • Hi, I'm Lyndsay Stradtner, wife to my cute husband and best friend, Jason. Mom to Ty, age 10, Taryn, age 2 and Teagan, he's brand new! Follow along as we rebuild our lives after Hurricane Katrina, relocate our family and photography business to Austin, Texas, raise our children, love each other as much as possible and revel in the chaos!

In my camera bag

  • Canon 5D
    50 mm 1.2 USM L
    24-70 mm 2.8 USM L
    100 mm 2.8 Macro
    Speedlight - 430EX

    Nikon D50
    50 mm 1.8

    And I'm a Mac girl =)

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