Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wise Beyond His Weeks

I can't take credit for this image post, because either my son or his wife took the shot, and they both have taken great images of the grandchildren!

What is so fascinating about this image is that it is of an infant only two weeks old, a young man who I am told has already developed a mind of his own. I'm so excited to watch him grow!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

One Week Later...

... and little Emerson celebrates (well at least the adults in the family do) his first week birthday. This has been a full week as far as focus around him and his needs, watching him and holding him very carefully as he is such a fragile life. He changes every day, and seeing his expressions develop in both intensity and variety is so precious. Jen and I are so fortunate to be able to spend this time with our grandsons and family, and I'm sure these moments (we have taken plenty of pictures) will last us a long time.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Emerson Allen Johnson

He has finally arrived! His poor Mom was becoming tired of waiting, but that's all we could all do until he was ready to be born, which was early; 12:30 a.m. on this morning! Welcome to the world Emerson!

Friday, July 11, 2014

New Gloucester Blueberries!

Probably it made sense that we would find a treasure trove of blueberries on a street named "Berryfield Lane", but it never occurred to me until yesterday when we found ourselves out in the field by the lawn picking blueberries for all we were worth!

The lighting on these images was just about noon, and when I got them back and uploaded I felt my Sony Alpha had captured what was actually there, so I didn't change a thing on them for this post. I had been playing around with shooting "RAW" images, but really see little advantage except for certain lighting and exposure conditions, and, as it clogged up my laptop pretty well, I am sure I will only use that format when absolutely necessary!

I used a 10X closeup filter on my 28-75 mm lens and played around mostly with the f-stop to control depth-of-field. There are certain images that work well with deep focus and others that don't, but shooting in aperture mode lets me see the effect as soon as I view the shot! Here are three "blueberry" shots I got this morning!