These were taken while playing around with the aperture priority mode:
(Totes my fave so far.)
Opened this one in Photoshop's RAW editor (turns out I just needed to update the plugin, doy) to adjust the white balance and remove some of the yellow in this one. Original on top, edited below.
The next several were playing around with the shutter priority mode. That one was quite a bit harder, if you ask me. I'll figure it out.
On this one and the next few, the photos on the left are the originals. The images became way overexposed when I slowed down the shutter speed to get that dreamy, misty effect. A few quick white balance and exposure adjustments later, I had the images on the right! So stinkin' easy. Looking back, I think I may have underexposed them a bit, but I still have the original RAW files so I can go back and practice editing some more later :)
Couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed indoors. At night. Boo.
I'm really, really excited to take Nellie out for the fireworks tomorrow night and try my hand at some longer-exposure photography, as well as some action shots of folks playing volleyball/kids jumping in the bouncy house at the party we're going to. So much to learn, so much to capture!