A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2015.
Kitty: It might have been pouring with rain but there’s nothing that can dampen your spirit. You didn’t want to wear your hood up to stay dry, and I think you’d quite happily have taken a shower under a few waterspouts. Even with the waterproofs by the time we got back to the car you and your sister both had soaking wet socks from all the puddle jumping.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/125, f/2.8, ISO 400)
Elma: You’re some years off knowing what the words actually say, and if we’re being picky the book is also upside down, but that’s not going to stop you from reading the story to your zebra. And in the matter of continuity from last week, you’re still wearing your fairy wings, just with a varying choice of fairy-appropriate skirts.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/50, f/1.8, ISO 800)
Pip: You are so happily fascinated with putting everything within reach into your mouth. Mummy’s fingers, Daddy’s face, all toys and teddies and some good chunks of your sisters’ hair. You’re going to be ready for some real food in the next few weeks and I can’t wait to see what you make of it.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/2.5, ISO 250)
And on a slightly geeky side note, all three pictures this week are exactly as they came out of the camera. I started to make myself shoot entirely in manual at the end of last year, rather than relying on either aperture or shutter priority and I’m starting to get a much better feel for where to start when I’m setting the camera so that I only have to do a few tweaks while I’m shooting. To have three pictures that I don’t want to tweak feels like I’m making progress and really starting to get the images I want to capture. In other words, hurrah, I’m almost as clever as my camera!