My next challenge was focusing. I generally use back button focus since I mostly take photos of my kiddos and have from the "get-go" taken photos this way, after reading a tutorial on it. Plus, I am not very steady and found it hard to focus and recompose. I couldn't figure out how to focus in "live view" from the LCD without turning off back button focusing, which I felt too lazy to do. First I tried to focus on something I thought would be in the same focal plane once the camera was in place. This was a pain and didn't work very well. Then I finally wised up and manually focused..duh! Problem solved.
On another note, I did convert this to black and white. I have been trying to resist this since: 1) I love black and white and sometimes am tempted to convert everything, 2) I get tempted to think black and white will fix my photo issues...but I know this is not really true or ideal, and 3) I do not yet know how to do a true conversion other than just the "one step click" to convert to b&w.
But, I did convert ("one step") on this one because I thought it accentuated the light shining on baby A's face, helped the strange mix of colors in the photo, seemed to work well with the stripes on baby A's outfit and the other geometric details in the photo, and I felt it gave the photo a more intimate and timeless feeling.
I posted the color sooc below it. Black and white or color, what do you think? Would you have left it in color?