Photo-A-Day #1841

After dinner tonight Allison, Eva and I went out into the yard so I could rinse off my kayak. Eva was very interested in learning more about the kayak. She wanted to sit in it, of course she did ask after I rinsed it so she will have to wait till tomorrow. She was interested in learning more about the paddle and even wore my life jacket for a while. She carried the paddle all over the place and Allison got a great shot of her with the paddle. I took a little video of her with the paddle too and she looks like she’ll have the skills for paddling

I wanted to get some photos of Eva with the blue flowers on the yard however I didn’t really get the shot I wanted. It was sort of flat because she was sitting in back of the little flowers and unless I was laying down on the grass I wasn’t going to get much in the way of depth. I should have sat her in front of the flowers like I ended up doing in the Photo-A-Day image. As it stands I ended up sitting Eva in front of some pink flowers to match her sweater. She was also playing with one of the little blue flowers from the front yard. I sat on the ground and then lowered the camera down so that I was shooting up at Eva to be on her level.

Photo Information

Date Taken: Apr 23, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/50sec
Aperture: 5.0
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Aperture
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

Shooting lower than the child and then up at the child makes them look bigger in the photo. So, for example, if you are taking a photo of a child playing baseball get down low so they appear bigger and bolder. Kids will look at those photos of themselves and see a superstar. When you are standing above the child and take the photo shooting downward then they will appear smaller. This is fine if you want a photo of the child to look more like a child. So, think about how you would like to portray your child in photos. It is all about perspective.

Here are a few more photos from this afternoon and Eva’s video of her paddling skills.

From Random Photos

Eva with the Paddle – Taken by Allison


From Random Photos

Eva with the Paddle – Taken by Me


From Random Photos

Eva always in motion


So, all my blogs are still not back to 100%. In fact I think only BenSpark is the one working. This attack has given me pause to figure out what blogs are important to me. I decided to redirect many of my urls to specific areas of this blog. For instance, I bought Eva’s domain and I have that pointed to the post about Eva’s birth.

I also bought a bunch of benspark related domains the other day and pointed them here. I’ll explain why in another post later.

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5 Responses to “Taking Time To Smell The Flowers”

  1. LOVE the rocky-esk shot with Evaboo and the paddle. Priceless!
    .-= Look at what Christa Watson wrote blog ..Ever After …112/365 =-.

  2. Christine says:

    Awesome photos! I especially love the video. Eva is so cute and funny.

    I think it’s cool that you bought Eva her own domain name. Do you plan to turn it over to her when she is old enough to have her own blog?
    .-= Look at what Christine wrote blog ..When it rains, it pours! =-.

    • Drew says:

      Christine,
      Eva really was interested in the paddle. I can’t wait to taker her with us this summer.

      That url will be hers when she wants it. That is why I secured it.

  3. Deborah says:

    She’ll be kayaking along with you in no time. Hope all the sites get cleared up.
    .-= Look at what Deborah wrote blog ..ALL CLEAR: FeedMedic Alert for blogspot/aaJA =-.