Anna Kate

Announcing the arrival of little Anna Kate on September 3rd. She surprised everyone by being about 3 weeks early, but she is a healthy beautiful little girl. She weighted 5 lb 10 oz at birth, which is a pretty good size to be that early. It has been 28 years since I last held a newborn and I had forgotten how tiny and fragile they can be, but it all comes back pretty quickly. Since this is a photography blog, I guess I should talk a little about the images. The above image is Anna Kate and her grandmother, who is much to young to be a grandmother. It was shot as a jpeg color image and converted to black and white in Photoshop, using my favorite ultra secret action. I then added some grain and vignetting for that old film look.

This image was shot in her crib with only a bit of late afternoon window light coming through some shears. This was a hand held shot with my elbows braced on the crib rails. ISO 3200, f5.6, 1/6th second, image stabilization. I actually shot this at f2.8, 1/30th second also, but the sweet spot on this lens is f5.6 and there was a significant improvement even with the much slower shutter speed.

Until next time…….rock-a-bye baby, in the tree top……

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One Response to Anna Kate

  1. Amanda says:

    Correction: It has only been 21 months since you last held a newborn.