My husband figured out the tripod from his lazer level will fit my camera, so I got it out last night and tried to take a photo out the window of our lamp post. They came out very underexposed...need to practice with the tripod and very low light. While I was taking those photos, my neighbors pulled in their garage. I knew they wouldn't be in the frame, but I had already pressed the shutter and they would be in the garage before my camera was done with the photo...so I move the camera and got this photo... a bit of a hot mess, but it makes me want to play with slow shutter speeds and trailing car lights more.
Baby A has started making a really funny face repeatedly, most often when he's in his highchair. His eyes will get big and he will tense his jaw and his fists, and even shake a bit, for a split second and then stop. The face is like he is angry, except he isn't. D thinks this is hilarious (and it is kinda funny). So, I thought maybe he was doing it because it makes D laugh, but after he does it laugh, too or anything like kids do when they know they are being funny. All I can figure is maybe he is overcome with excitement for dinner.
Today was my mom's birthday and we took her to lunch and then she hung out at our house in the afternoon. She got to watch Baby A sit himself up for the first time.
Also, tonight's sunset was amazing. Once I realized it, I grabbed my shoes and camera and drove to the open field just across from our subdivision (we don't have a good view since we're in the middle of the neighborhood and blocked by a lot of houses, and I often don't realize when there's an especially beautiful sunset until it's almost too late). I kinda wish I would have swapped lenses to my 18-55mm, but my 50mm was on my camera and I didn't want to miss it.
Missed today. I have been doing some other photog related stuff /projects (working on pp in Lightroom) and have not been as focused on my picture for the day, but I hope to get back into more regular shooting, posting, and commenting soon.
This is how I found Baby A when I got him up from his afternoon nap. In his crib, covered in blueberries...he loves them and I always feed them to him last. He doesn't keep them down as well as the other foods he eats. Either they don't agree with him as well, or he is eating them last and overeating. I think it's the second. Anyhow he spit up in his bed and rolled around in it and I had to change his bedding and all his clothes.
I still don't know what my problem is with focus on him. I felt 2.8 should have been fine, but I just got his closest eye sharp and the other one is still softer. Grr..I think it must have been my proximity to him...I'll just have to keep trying.
I really liked yesterday's photo of baby A, but the chair in the background was distracting to me, so I tried again today. I can't decide which of these I like better or if I still like yesterday's best. Any thoughts?
Baby A tried his first finger food today...good 'ole Cheerios. While he could get them to his mouth pretty easily, he was not interested in eating them and would spit them out. I think he ate 2, which I put in his mouth. This first time he wasn't a big fan.
I don't know what my deal was, but I had a super hard time nailing focus on Baby A on these. Probably I was shooting too wide and too close, but even at 2.8 I had a hard time. And, I was shooting 1/125sec, which is higher than I do often (if the light's just not there I often shoot at 1/100 or even 1/80) The back eye was consistently soft..grr. Maybe it was just one of those days. He is always harder to get sharp focus than D, though.
Lately my goals have been to find good light and really pay attentiont to the light around me. On days where there is just no light to be had indoors, like today, I am trying to use the self-timer more and work on getting focus. I would like to get better at the self timer so at some point I can be in our family photos, too. I will have to break down and get a remote, though. Tonight's photo was tricky since D was pressing the shutter for me so I could give Baby A a bath. He kept moving the camera slightly each time. Also, I did not mean to have my aperture so wide open, but I set up my camera in a hurry. In a way, I'm a little surprised this turned out as well as it did.