I compiled a new desktop background from a couple of black and white shots of the kids. This will be the background for my work laptop. Earlier I have been just using single images. This time I thought that it would be cool to have all of the kids compiled into a single messy background.
Today when I got home from work, I was greeted by a half naked boy with a chainsaw. I had to get my camera out and try to catch him on the sensor. I could not get him to make quite the same face when he was trying to saw me in half when I walked in, but the above shot was pretty close. Another black and white shot from the same session:
For tech geeks:
The lighting was setup really quickly with three speedlights. One on the background with a grid and a full blue gel. One on camera left front to give some rim light and one through a diy beauty dish.
Grey sky, a little rain, wind and close to zero temperature…not exactly the dream spring day. But that did not bother Ode today. He was really enjoying himself on the bike. Doing some water splashing, riding some stairs (with his tongue out),
…and doing some jumps
Rest of the shots in slideshow mode: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-21%20Ode%20biking/?action=slideshow
and in folder mode: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-21%20Ode%20biking/
The older kids had a friends birthday party today. Oona got dressed up and Jenny made her hair. She was my little beautiful princess, so we had to take some quick portraits.
Ode was our little man with his hair done and a collar shirt:
The rest of the photos from the set in slideshow mode: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-19%20Oona%20and%20Ode/?action=slideshow
…and in folder mode: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-19%20Oona%20and%20Ode/
For tech geeks:
Nothing fancy or special here, shooting natural light with the sun through a layer of clouds. I used my 85/1.8 Nikkor lens.
The above shot is a result of shooting almost 600 frames at a local swimming hall. We tried to get a photograph that would be used for a canvas print.
The swimmer had an idea to get a shot of her swimming butterfly. From the first shots we had to alter the swimming technique a little. Normally her face would be facing the water when the hands are in the highest position. She altered her technique so that she would keep her face out of the water for a little longer. In the end I was pretty satisfied with the results we got.
A few more shots from the session in slideshow mode: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-12%20Swimming/?action=slideshow
…and in folder view: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-12%20Swimming/
For tech geeks
The light was very weak inside the swimming hall. I had to use the Sigma 120-300/2.8 lens wide open with ISO800. With the narrow depth of field the lens was not able to keep the focus on the swimmer coming straight at me. In the above shot the focus is on the shoulder level, leaving the face out of focus. This something I have noticed earlier also when shooting other things that are coming straight at me.
Due to the fact that the swimming hall was open to public, we had to restrict our shooting to a single lane. Due to this, we were not able to get side shots or any other angles.
It was another traditional Easter at Jenny’s parent’s summer place. And as usual the weather was amazing: two days of sunshine! The first day we got some snow and I decided to try to take some macros of the snowflakes.
During the next two sunny days, there were some magnificent sun sets, coltsfoot and ladybugs.
Rest of the photos in slideshow mode: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-08%20Easter%20macros%20and%20nature/?action=slideshow
…and in folder mode: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-08%20Easter%20macros%20and%20nature/
In Finland it is a tradition that on Palm Sunday the kids go from door to door dressed out as witched. This year Ode wanted to have a skeleton face painted. Oona settled for a traditional witch outfit.
Rest of the photos: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-04-01%20Virpomassa/