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An evening with my kids....

Discussion in 'People' started by cwilt, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    An evening with my kids, a camera, and 2 flashes.

    We recently purchased a trampoline for the family. It will help Amanda with her gymnastics, Logan can burn off some of that energy he has, and we get a good workout.:smile: As soon as dinner is over the kids run outside to the tramp. I grab a camera, two flashes with clamps, and track down two sets of batteries that are charged. A few minutes of setup work and I grab a few of these....

    Difficulty level is high as I was sitting on a moving trampoline.:eek: 
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    17mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    FinePix S5Pro    ---    17mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    FinePix S5Pro    ---    17mm    f/4.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    Soon the kids got tired of dad weighting the trampoline down. I was starting to get back into the CLS groove again. So I found a subject that couldn't say no to me and my camera.
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    27mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    Then the kids took a break from their jumping. Logan wasn't in the mood but I did grab a passing shot.
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    22mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    Then Amanda showed up and gave me a few poses. (Yes, I will delete the wires later. :smile:) 
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    17mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    FinePix S5Pro    ---    26mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 200

    FinePix S5Pro    ---    26mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 200
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  2. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Wow! These are just excellent! You've totally nailed the lighting!

    Great subject too!
  3. Great shots, Charles. The last three of Amanda are very good, but suggest you consider cloning out the electric lines to clean them up a bit. Great series.
  4. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO

    Thank you. I did mention that I would fix the wire later because I knew someone would say that. Just above the 3rd to last image.:wink:
  5. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Excellent Series!
  6. This is an awesome series. I absolutely love the picture of the disinterested Logan walking by.
  7. LindaZ


    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    Fantastic, I love these. Especially the first three!
  8. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    You got it going on in this set Charles. I like the side netting on the trampoline.
  9. WONDERFUL images. Esp. love first one!
  10. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Thank you.

    Thanks. Normal for Logan.:rolleyes: 

    Thanks Linda. First and 3rd to last are my favorites.

    We wouldn't have one without it. Logan tested it within the first few minutes.

    Thank you.
  11. You have this whole flash, ambient light thing down pat Charles. Nicely done.
  12. Cute kids! Very cute shots!
  13. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Cool stuff Charles - the first two are nice actions shots - fun stuff!
  14. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Lots of practice. I started when Nikon first came out with CLS on the D70. Once I figured out what I could do with it I purchased 4 speedlights to play with.:wink:

    Thank you.

    Thanks. There not bad for playing around in the backyard with the kids. I think they are acceptable.:wink:
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