Vincent and Grandma and Grandmas pool

year 29 || day 46 – countdown to splashdown

Vincent and Grandma and Grandmas pool

Vincent is the fearless one. The middle child in a set of three brothers and he has energy of all of them combined. Despite his lack of skill in swimming, he wasn’t going to back down from the flying leaps into the waters. Even after hours of swimming, with a quick pause or two for a cheeto recharge, the boy was up and down from the cement walkway barely long enough for me to snap some mid-air photos of him. Clearly you can see that his day in the sun was all the things that make being a kid great.

Trying to bring a bit more info to my photo blogs, I’m going to start trying (the key word) to post some camera settings along with each photo. Maybe they will help someone or, if nothing else, they’ll help me to recall so I can reproduce the shots in new settings.

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Shutter: 1/1000
  • Aperture: f/2.2
  • ISO: 100
  • Notes: Shot outside on a sunny day, so I used the highest ISO for my Camera (Canon T2i) and a very fast shutter speed so that I could keep my aperture at 2.2 for a nice DOF (Depth of field) effect and freeze the subject in the shot with no motion blurring.
  • Tip: Lowering my shutter speed would have allowed me to catch the subject in movement and give a more realistic sense of jumping/falling. The downside would be that to achieve a slower shutter speed you would need to adjust your aperture to a much smaller opening (smaller = larger f number), such as f/18 or f/22. Some lenses may have higher f-stops, but it all depends on your equipment. This would also cause you to lose some of the DOF effect, as smaller apertures will reduce the amount of DOF in relation to the distance of your subject.