WARNING: Some people may be uncomfortable viewing a picture of a tiny baby hooked up to life-support equipment. For those who didn't see my image made a week ago of my infant nephew and his mother along with the details of his unexpected, premature birth, click here. When I returned to the hospital this weekend, the nurses asked to see that picture on one of their computers. I joked that Uncle Frank had suggested that they might want it hanging in their lobby and, sure enough, they love the idea. It will actually hang in a hallway, as there is no place for pictures in their lobby. Though they are saving my nephew's life, they couldn't believe I would be willing to give them the picture and frame it. Perspective is interesting, huh. Back to Matthew Jr., who is now 17 days old in the pictures shown below. His parents still haven't held him or heard him cry. Matthew had one bad day this week, which is in keeping with the nurse's reminder to expect some ups and downs for awhile. But the "iron man" hung in there and seems very peaceful and content. While last week's photo session was with mother and son, this one was with father and son. View attachment 222472 View attachment 222473 View attachment 222474 View attachment 222475 Terri will remember that in my first photo session with Matthew Jr., I complained about having to shoot at f/2 and Auto ISO due to the low light. That severely limited my depth of field. (Mister f/1.4 Nute would dispute that that's a limitation :smile:, but I don't have his skill at the really large apertures.) You can imagine my shock to realize immediately upon entering the room that the nurses had actually turned off some lights. Yikes! My solution was to underexpose by one stop, control the ISO at 640, shoot at f/4.8 and correct the exposure in post processing. I got more keepers this time thanks to the larger depth of field, but some of them definitely don't stand up to scrutiny at normal sizes. That's becaue increasing the exposure in post processing exacerbated the noise issue. Maybe Noise Ninja is in my near future. A D3 isn't. :smile: Regardless, these photos prove that it's always best to shoot at the ideal exposure when possible and to make the best of the situation when that's not possible.