There isn’t much to say on this post other than a couple weeks back I spent a good day with my daughter out and about. We hiked the Anderson Lake dam in Morgan Hill and later stopped for some gelato. During the day we made sure to get some photos.
Making a wish
Friday morning I had a bit of time to kill in the new terminal at San Jose International Airport. The architectural details are interesting, and the light coming in from the skylights made for this interesting shot with a bit of a skewed perspective for added interest. This is also Daily Shoot Assignment 118 – Curves, squiggles, and flowing lines interest the eye. Make a photograph dominated by a curvy shape of some sort today.
Waiting to Fly
Finally! A nice break in the rainy rainy weather. Blessed with a beautiful day, the kids and I went to play outside. It made for good times and wonderful photos. After several attempts of pushing the swing, focusing, pushing the swing, snapping photos, pushing the swing and adjusting, I finally managed to get it just-right. The sun and clouds were very cooperative on this shot. The added bonus was the non-stop laughter by the girls as they got to swing extra-high.
Today I wanted to experiment with doing some cloning photography to learn the ropes. (Click the image for more detail). An overcast sky meant I didn’t have to worry too much about strong, moving shadows. Four attempts at the shot later I ended up with what you see above. The others, while more tightly framed, required more cooperation from the kids. Despite showing them example photos prior to the shoot to get their excitement up, things fell apart when instruction started. This meant several shots were nothing but pouting, reluctant children.
Taking a step back with a wider framing and instead of instruction, doing games, changed the story entirely. Now they were running around, having fun and playing like I wanted them to. This made the rest of the shoot easy and then the post-process time. Combining the shots together was pretty straightforward. Now I’m thinking about something more interesting I could try with this cool, even if faddish, technique.
Nothing better than little hands with a flower.