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Baby Katie Rockwell

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Baby Katie Rockwell
See my brother Ryan Rockwell's website, too!

Born 2:45:10 PM PDT, 28 May 2008, La Jolla, California.

8 pounds, 10.3 ounces (3,920g). 19-1/2" (50 cm).

The technical gobbledygook after each shot is the equipment I used for each photo. Many photographer friends ask.


31 July 2009, Friday

Ice Cream!

Ice Cream! (Canon SD700, daylight white balance.)

 

30 July 2009, Thursday

Katie says Ryan for the first time.

 

26 July 2009, Sunday

Dada farts, and Katie says "Poo poo."

Katie uses a fork, and says "Thank you." Katie is a very polite baby; she says "Thank you" for almost everything.

 

25 July 2009, Saturday

Katie says "Hi Dada" for the first time.

 

17 July 2009, Friday

Dad and Katie

Katie is horrified at how foolish dad can make himself look. (Self-portrait, Canon Digital Rebel T1i, built-in pop-up flash, 18-55mm IS.)

 

12 July 2009, Sunday

Ryan on the sink

Ryan on the Sink. (Canon SD780 IS, Auto ISO chose ISO 250, 1/40 at f/3.2, widest zoom setting.)

 

11 July 2009, Sunday

Katie

Katie goes for a walk, as seen out the car window as we drive by. (Canon AE-1 Program, 50mm f/1.8 FD, Program mode, Fuji Reala, Costco developing, extreme crop from very center of negative limited by Costco's scan resolution.)

 

10 July 2009, Friday

Katie says "ball," possibly for the first time.

 

05 July 2009, Sunday

Katie and Nikon 200mm Micro lens

Katie plays with Daddy's Nikon 200mm Micro lens. Daddy thought this was cute until Katie spit into the small end. (Nikon D3, 85mm f/1.4 AF-D, f/4 at 1/125 at ISO 200, evening light, Sunny A2 white balance.)

 

04 July 2009, Saturday

Katie climbs stairs, says mama, dada baba gaga.

Ryan and Katie both say "ball." Katie also says "abba"
for buster.

 

01 July 2009, Wednesday

Katie generally walks when she wants to, starting today.

 

24 June 2009, Wednesday

Las Olas

Katie lunching at Las Olas. (Canon Digital Rebel T1i, Auto ISO pegged at ISO 1,600 and 1/30 second, Canon 18-200mm IS at 60mm and f/5.)

Katie on desk

Katie checks out her website from the day before. (Canon SD780 IS, auto ISO chose ISO 320, Program chose 1/40 at f/3.2, zoom at widest 5.9mm setting.)

Katie trying to get out

Sneaking out. (Canon SD780 IS, auto ISO chose ISO 250, Program chose 1/40 at f/3.2, zoom at widest 5.9mm setting.)

Katie and the door

(Canon SD780 IS, auto ISO chose ISO 400, Program chose 1/40 at f/3.2, zoom at widest 5.9mm setting.)

Katie running

Katie scrambling. (Canon SD780 IS, auto ISO chose ISO 200, Program chose 1/40 at f/3.2, zoom at widest 5.9mm setting.)

Katie and the video

Katie adjusts the TV. (Canon SD780 IS, auto ISO chose ISO 400, Program chose 1/20 at f/3.2, zoom at widest 5.9mm setting.)

 

22 June 2009, Monday

Ryan and Katie both say "Do-Dah" to mean garbage. They picked this up from the Spanish word "basura."

 

21 June 2009, Sunday

Katie said mama when mom walked up to the Volvo as Katie sat in it.

Katie also tried to say Volvo, and drives Ryan's cozy coupe car in reverse.

 

20 June 2009, Saturday

Katie on Desk

Katie on Dad's desk. Katie's frown is from concern that California's proposed budget tax bill might contain "Internet affiliate nexus" language that could put dad out of business and make Katie have to grow up in Phoenix. (Daddy loves Arizona.) (Nikon D40, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 18-55mm at 18mm, P mode chose 1/60 at f/4, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

18 June 2009, Thursday

A visit to Noni's:

Katie and Kevin

Katie gives uncle Kevin a funny look.

Pops and Kevin and Katie

Pops, Katie and uncle Kevin.

Katie Eating

(three above: Nikon D40, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 18-55mm at 22mm, 22mm and 38mm, P mode chose 1/250 at f/8, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

Katie and Molly

Katie's cousin Molly. (Nikon D40, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 18-55mm at 38mm, P mode chose 1/320 at f/9, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

the family

Top: Dad and Pops. Seated: Katie, cousin Molly, Ryan, cousins Brendan and Aiden.

THe Family

Top: Dad and Pops. Seated: Katie, cousin Molly, Ryan, cousins Brendan and Aiden.

(two above indoors: Nikon D40, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 18-55mm at 26mm, P mode chose 1/60 at f/4.2, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

 

09 June 2009, Tuesday

Baby races!

Baby races!

Baby races!

Baby races!

Baby races!

Baby races!

Baby races! (Panasonic PV-GS120 3-chip DV camcorder video stills.)

 

30 May 2009, Saturday

Katie can open our bedroom door.

 

28 May 2009, Thursday

Happy 1st Birthday Katie!

Katie had her one-year checkup today. She's 19 pounds, 12 ounces, 30" tall and 46 cm cranial circumference.

Katie in car seat

Katie on her way to her one-year checkup. (Nikon D5000, Nikon 35mm f/1.8, Program mode chose f/1.8, Auto ISO chose f/1.8 at ISO 250, Auto A3 WB, Neutral Picture Control with +1 saturation.)

 

Katie's first birthday

Katie's first birthday cake at Claim Jumper. (Nikon D5000, Nikon 35mm f/1.8, Neutral Picture Control with +1 saturation, Manual exposure at f/1.8 and 1/20th second at ISO 200, Tungsten WB, Nikon SB-400 flash with CTO gel. What? The CTO is an orange filter that makes the bluish light of the flash match the tungsten lights in the restaurant. I set the camera to match all of it, so the fill flash looks natural. Without the WB and filter tricks, Katie would have looked blue and the background would have been scary red. Without the flash, Katie would have been a dark blob.)

 

26 May 2009, Tuesday

Katie and the toothbrush

Katie and the toothbrush. (Nikon D5000, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, program chose f/1.8, auto ISO chose 1/125 and ISO 3,200.)

 

Katie and the light socket

Katie sneaks away from the wall socket. (Nikon D5000, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, program chose f/1.8, auto ISO chose 1/125 and ISO 2,000.)

 

Katie and the toothbrush

Katie and the toothbrush. (Nikon D5000, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, program chose f/1.8, auto ISO chose 1/125 and ISO 2,000.)

 

25 May 2009, Monday

Today I saw Katie make her first completely unassisted steps. We were at Noni's in Palm Desert, and Katie was standing while bracing herself on one of Noni's bar stools. Katie wanted to come see me, and she took two steps all by herself to make it the one foot (30cm) to come grab my leg,.

 

24 May 2009, Sunday

Katie and her 1st birthday cake

Katie and her first birthday cake. (Panasonic PV-GS120 3-chip DV camcorder video frame.)

 

Katie's first birthday cake

Katie's first birthday cake. (Panasonic PV-GS120 3-chip DV camcorder video frame.)

 

Cake Eating

Birthday cake!!! (Panasonic PV-GS120 3-chip DV camcorder video frame.)

 

23 May 2009, Saturday      top

Katie Smiling

Katie Smiling

Katie loves it when Daddy feeds her at Noni and Pops' in Palm Desert. (Panasonic PV-GS120 3-chip DV camcorder video frame.)

 

17 May 2009, Sunday      top

Katie's first ice cream

Katie's first ice cream (green tea). (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, P mode chose f/1.8, Auto ISO chose 1/125 at ISO 1,400, Auto -3 WB.)

 

Katie smiles at ice cream

And this is how Katie likes it! (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, P mode chose f/1.8, Auto ISO chose 1/125 at ISO 560, Auto -3 WB.)

 

 

Katie eating corn flakes on Pops' lap

Katie eating corn flakes on Pops' lap.(Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, SB-400 flash, P mode chose f/4 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

 

Katie after her bath

Katie after her bath, all ready for night-night. (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, SB-400 flash, P mode chose f/2.8 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

 

Katie's First Earthquake!

We had an earthquake at 8:39PM. Katie slept right through it.

It was a magnitude 4.7 centered just a couple of miles east of Los Angeles International (LAX) airport.

Down here 150 miles (200km) south in lazy La Jolla, we felt it only as a quick rocking back and forth for a second, at which point I called up the real earthquake information, realized it was "just LA," and went back to sleep.

 

10 May 2009, Mothers' Day      top

Yay! We're going to Noni's!

KATIE AND NONI

Katie and Noni. (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, SB-400 flash, P mode chose f/4 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

 

Katie grab's Noni's necklace

Katie grabs Noni's necklace. (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, SB-400 flash, P mode chose f/4 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

 

KATIE AND THE TENNIS RACQUET

Katie and Ryan. (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, SB-400 flash, P mode chose f/4 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

 

Tennis

Katie's Tennis Buggy. (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, SB-400 flash, P mode chose f/4 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB.)

 

05 May 2009, Tuesday      top

Katie walks up to Daddy and stands up all by herself the first time. She's doing a lot of walking if we hold her hands.

 

02 May 2009, Saturday      top

Wrestling with Ryan

Baby Wrestling! Katie usually isn't in the mood for this, so we usually stop it. (Nikon D40, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, P mode chose f/1.8 at 1/125, Auto ISO chose ISO 360, Auto -3 WB.)

 

 

25 April 2009, Saturday      top

Katie says "yum yum" for the first time at 6pm.

 

21 April 2009, Tuesday      top

Katis in her play-pen.

Katie in her hat. (snap by mom with Casio EX-Z750.)

 

20 April 2009, Monday

Katis in her play-pen.

Katie in her play-pen. (snap by mom with Casio EX-Z750.)

 

12 April 2009, Easter Sunday

Cindy

Katie and Cindy, mom's best friend from high school. Photo by Ryan!!! (Nikon D40 as set up by dad: P mode chose f/4 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, Auto -3 WB, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, Nikon SB-400 flash.)

 

09 April 2009, Thursday

Katie before Easter

Katie before Easter. (Nikon D40, P mode chose f/4 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 500, Auto -3 WB, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, Nikon SB-400 flash bounced off ceiling.)

 

06 April 2009, Monday

Katie

Katie in the morning. (Nikon D40, P mode chose f/1.8 at 1/125, Auto ISO chose ISO 500, Auto -3 WB, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 AF-S.)

 

27 March 2009, Friday

Katie Sitting Up

Katie's been sitting up for a while. (Casio EX-V8.)

 

22 March 2009, Saturday

While putting Katie to sleep, she puts her binkie in my mouth! Ryan kisses her, too!

 

16 March 2009, Monday

Katie starts waving.

 

20 February 2009, Friday

Katie's 9-month doctor's visit: 28" long (50th percentile), 19 pounds, 5 ounces (50th percentile), 45cm head circumference (45th percentile).

 

12 February 2009, Thursday

Lunch with Ryan

Lunch with Ryan. (Canon SD880)

 

30 January 2009, Friday

Katie in bath

Katie in the sink. (Nikon D3, 50mm f/1.4G AF-S, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto WB, f/1.4 at 1/125, Auto ISO chose ISO 1,600.)

 

Katie at Window

Katie trying to sneak out. (Casio EX-V8)

 

12 January 2009, Monday

Katie starts sitting up on her own reliably, and has been crawling all over the place.

 

Katie's birth and first photos from 2008!

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