Some things are just meant to be captured in silhouette, don't ya think? My longtime, sweet friend Jessica's ample preggo belly is just one of those things!
I know it may not look like it in this shot, but the doorway was flooding in TONS of sunlight on that morning. I used my 50mm 1.8 to take this shot. I stood way back...about 15 feet away.
I set the aperture to 2.8, which probably was a bit too open, but I really wanted her to be very defined, and when I raised the f/stop any higher, the outside backdrop got too dark.
I set my ISO to 400, and my shutter speed to 1/3200....so that the exposure wasn't blown out too bright. I literally fiddled with the settings for three or four shots until I got the formula just right...I'm sure there's a much better way to do this, but I think I finally got the results I wanted, even if I did do it the hard way.
To edit this shot, literally all I did was convert it to black and white...the painted yellow bricks of the porch, a flag, and the greenery distracted from her figure a bit much for me...and I cloned out a horizontal bar that was in the storm door.
Lionel Richie's "Isn't she lovely?" comes to mind. LOL!