Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween FHE/How to take a picture of your pumpkin

Happy Halloween Everyone! This is probably my favorite holiday!

For family home evening on Monday we carved our pumpkin.  I think intricate cool designe are really neat but they are really too stressful to try to do with the kids.  So instead we let them pick out something and we all got to do it together.  It was much more fun than me and Bob taking turns while repeatedly telling the kids that they can't do it.
Tucker really likes Dracula this year so when I found this Count pumpkin carving stencil online I knew it would be perfect.  Penelope loves Sesame street so it was a win for both.
Want to know how to take a great picture of your pumpkin all lit up?  Just make sure the flash is off and you use a tripod.  That way you can have a long shutter speed making it possible to get enough light in.  The longer the shutter speed the more of the pumpkin and surroundings you will be able to see.  I also set my camera to a two second delay, just to make sure there was no camera shake when I pushed the button.  The settings I used were

ISO 400 Apature 2.8 Shutter Speed 1 second
 This one only worked with Bob because the kids could not hold still for a whole second.  Seriously.

 I know this picture is supper blurry and not good, but I wanted to include one of all of us.  Tucker also really wanted to show hie dracula pumpkin that he colored.
Next we ate carmel apples and watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."  I had never seen it before and really wanted to know if the Great Pumpkin was going to come (if you've seen it you know what I'm talking about).  Bob has seen it a hundred times but wouldn't tell me.  The carmel apples were good but I think next time I would rather just slice up the apples and dip them in carmel.  It was a perfect fun Halloween family night.


Michael and Denise said...

Your pumpkin looks great. I can't believe you hadn't seen "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" until this year.

DerrK said...

We still haven't gotten our pumpkins and probably won't this year. But I haven't heard any real complaints so I think I am safe. HA Your pumpkin looks awesome!

Wendy Sice said...

Looks like you guys had a ball! :)