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Ryan Kenneth Rockwell

Baby Katie Rockwell

Born 8:16:30 PM, 15 December 2006, La Jolla, California.

8 pounds, 12.2 ounces (3,975g). 20" (51 cm).

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


26 July 2015, Sunday

Who came first? Filth on the freeway

Filth on the freeway. Our angelic children thought this van, with Canadian plates, was absolutely hilarious. (Fujifilm X-T10, XF 16-55mm f/2.8 WR at 27.4mm, f/3.6 at 1/150 at Auto ISO 200.)

 

22 July 2015, Wednesday

Ryan uses the Windows 93 operating system

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan uses the Windows 93 operating system. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

Kids playing flutes at Nassau airport

LIVE VIDEO: Kids playing flutes at Nassau airport. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

18 July 2015, Saturday

Kids and dolphin

Kids and dolphin. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 25.0mm, f/4 at 1/500 at Auto ISO 125.)

 

17 July 2015, Friday

Waterfall

Waterfall. Sony RX100 Mk IV at 25.7mm, f/6.3 at 1/25 hand-held at Auto ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2. bigger or Full-resolution.

 

16 July 2015, Thursday

Kids and shark

Kids check out the shark. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 13.3mm, flash ON, f/2.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200.)

 

Kids and shark

Kids in shark tube. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 9.1mm, f/4 at 1/640 at Auto ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie watching the fish

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan and Katie watching the fish. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

Katie watches a barracuda

LIVE VIDEO: Katie watches a barracuda. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

Palm, 10 July 2015

Mayan Temple, 16 July 2015. Sony RX100 Mk IV, f/3.5 at 1/180 at 21.6mm at Auto ISO 125, VIVID setting at +3 Saturation, Perfectly Clear V2. Full-resolution.

 

15 July 2015, Wednesday

walkway at night

Walkway at night. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 8.8mm, f/1.8 at 15 seconds at ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-resolution.

 

14 July 2015, Tuesday

Red, White and Blue at the Beach

Red, White and Blue at the Beach. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 25.7mm, f/4.5 at 1/400 at Auto ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie on the Balustrade

Katie on the Balustrade. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 25.7mm, f/4 at 1/160 at Auto ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-resolution.

 

Ornate Ceiling

Ornate ceiling. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 8.8mm, f/1.8 at 1/13 hand-held at Auto ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-resolution.

 

Katie and the fish

Katie and the fish. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 8.8mm, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 500.)

 

Katie and Ryan and the caldron

Katie and Ryan and the caldron. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 8.8mm, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 12,800.)

 

kids jumping in an elevator

Kids jumping in an elevator. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 8.8mm, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 4,000.)

 

kids jumping in an elevator

Kids copying dad in the elevator. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 8.8mm, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 5,000.)

Lightning over resort at dusk

Lightning over resort at dusk. (Sony RX100 Mk IV at 8.8mm, f/1.8 at 1 second at ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-resolution or camera-original © file.

 

11 July 2015, Saturday

7-11 store on 7/11

7 to 11 Store on 7/11/2015: FREE SLURPEES! Sony RX100 Mk IV, f/4 at 1/200 at 8.8mm at Auto ISO 125, VIVID setting at +3 Saturation. Camera-original © file.

 

Ryan on Noni's computer

Ryan on Noni's computer. (Sony RX100 Mk IV, flash ON, f/1.8 at 1/125 at 8.8mm at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

10 July 2015, Friday

Van Halen plays the park

Van Halen plays the park. (Sony RX100 Mk IV, f/3.5 at 1/80 at 22.2mm at Auto ISO 125, VIVID setting at +3 Saturation, Perfectly Clear V2.) Camera-original © file.

 

09 July 2015, Thursday

Ryan and Mr. Turtle play on his MacBook Air.

Ryan and Mr. Turtle play on his MacBook Air. (Sony RX100 Mk IV, f/2.8 at 1/40 at 11.8mm at Auto ISO 4,000, Perfectly Clear V2.) Camera-original © file.

 

Ryan and Mr. Turtle play on his MacBook Air.

Ryan and Mr. Turtle play on his MacBook Air. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/4 at ISO 160, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

02 July 2015, Thursday

Ryan on the grass

Ryan on the grass. (iPhone 6 Plus, f/2.2 at 1/120 at ISO 50, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

30 June 2015, Tuesday

Katie behind glass at the dentist's office

Ryan at the dentist's. Pentax K3 II, SMC Pentax 50mm f/1.8 DA, f/2.8 at 1/100 at ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

Ryan at borrellis

Ryan at our favorite pizza place. Pentax K3 II, SMC Pentax 50mm f/1.8 DA, f/1.8 at 1/100 at ISO 6,400, Perfectly Clear V2. Camera-original © JPG.

 

Ryan and Mr. Turtle

Ryan and Mr. Turtle. Pentax K3 II, SMC Pentax 50mm f/1.8 DA, f/2.5 at 1/300 at ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2. Camera-original © JPG.

 

 

27 June 2015, Saturday

Ryan helping Katie with the menu

Ryan helping Katie with the menu. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan sipping apple juice

Ryan sipping apple juice. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-resolution 1.3x crop Small-resolution Normal-quality JPG.

 

Ryan

Ryan. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and Ryan fooling around

Katie and Ryan fooling around. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie loading Katie's new token holder

Ryan and Katie loading Katie's new token holder. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan playing a variant of Skee Ball.

Ryan playing a variant of Skee Ball. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan gets very serious spinning the big wheel of chance

Ryan gets very serious spinning the big wheel of chance. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan spins the big wheel of chance

Ryan spins the big wheel of chance. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

26 June 2015, Friday

The whole gang at the park

The whole gang at the park. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/5 at 1/160 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-resolution file from Small-size, Normal-quality JPG.

The whole town turns out for The Eagles' concert

The whole town turns out for The Eagles' concert. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/2.8 at 1/40 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan smiles in the dark at the park

Ryan smiles in the dark at the park. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/1.2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 640, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie checks out the cupcake truck

Katie checks out the cupcake truck. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/1.4 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 1,600, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

The Cupcake Truck

The Cupcake Truck. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/1.2 at 1/40 at Auto ISO 320, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-resolution file from Large-size, Normal-quality JPG.

 

Katie and Emily, long after dark lit by park lights

Katie and Emily, long after dark, lit by park lights. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/1.2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 6,400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Moon and Clouds and Sky at Night

Moon and Clouds and Sky at Night. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/1.2 at 1/25 at Auto ISO 3,200, Perfectly Clear V2.) Camera-original © Large-size, Normal-quality JPG file.

 

The Eagles playing the park

The Eagles playing the park. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, f/1.2 at 1/40 at Auto ISO 640, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

22 June 2015, Monday

Ryan playing Sea Wolf at Chuck E Cheeses

Ryan playing Sea Wolf. (Canon 5DS, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 320, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan counts his prize tickets.

Ryan counts his prize tickets. He got 638.(Canon 5DS, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 320, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan loves the trampoline

Ryan loves the trampoline. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/5.6 at 1/250 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan loves the trampoline

Ryan loves the trampoline. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/6.3 at 1/250 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan loves the trampoline

Ryan loves the trampoline. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/8 at 1/320 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Family

Family. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/5.6 at 1/160 at Auto ISO 125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie on the trampoline

Katie jumps on the trampoline. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/4.5 at 1/500 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan loves the trampoline

Ryan loves the trampoline. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/5 at 1/500 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Noni and Pops

Noni and Pops. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Kids and birthday cake

Kids and birthday cake. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Family

Family. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L,, f/3.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan spins the big wheel of chance

The kids get to watch their first felony arrest... (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan plays with his yoyo while watching an arrest

... While Ryan plays with his yoyo. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Family

Family. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Kids at El Toro High School

Kids at high school. (Canon 5DS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/1.4 at 1/80 at ISO 3,200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

20 June 2015, Saturday

Ryan draws at HOTG

Ryan Draws. (Sony RX100 Mk III at 12.2mm at f/4 at 1/80 at ISO 125, flash ON, Perfectly Clear V2.) Camera-original © file.

 

18 June 2015, Thursday

Ryan and Katie at the park with dad.

Ryan and Katie at the park with dad. (Canon 5DS, Aperlite YH-700C flash, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/20 at 1/200 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie preparing for a picnic

Ryan and Katie preparing for a picnic. (Canon 5DS, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/2 at 1/40 at Auto ISO 800, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie carrying their food

Ryan and Katie carrying their food. (Canon 5DS, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 2.500, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan warming up his bagel

Ryan warming up his bagel. (Canon 5DS, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 6,400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie talking into the air conditoner fan

Ryan and Katie talking into the air conditioner fan. (Canon 5DS, Aperlite YH-700C flash, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/14 at 1/200 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan contemplates his egg

Ryan contemplates his egg. (Canon 5DS, Aperlite YH-700C flash, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/20 at 1/200 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie picnic at the park

Ryan and Katie picnic at the park. (Canon 5DS, Aperlite YH-700C flash, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, f/22 at 1/200 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

17 June 2015, Wednesday

Noni and Pops at Five Crowns.

Noni and Pops at Five Crowns. (Sony RX100 Mk III at 17.7mm at f/2.8 at 1/50 at ISO 10,000, no flash, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-resolution file.

 

13 June 2015, Saturday

Ryan and Katie play water balloons

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan and Katie love with their KAOS toy water balloon pumping station. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

12 June 2015, Friday: The Last Day of School!

Ryan and Katie are ecstatic at the end of the last day of school at Leucadia Pizzaria

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan and Katie are ecstatic at the end of the last day of school. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

10 June 2015, Wednesday: County Fair!

Ryan and Katie shoot the water guns

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan and Katie shoot the water guns. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

31 May 2015, Sunday: Katie's 7th Birthday Party!

Kids and the parachute

Kids and the parachute. (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 320 EX flash, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan likes the parachute!

Ryan likes the parachute! (cropped from Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 320 EX flash, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

20 May 2015, Wednesday: Spring Fling!

Katie and Ryan love their Mr. Sketch markers that smell like fruits!

Katie and Ryan love their Mr. Sketch markers that smell like fruits! Look carefully and you can see the two Smell-o-Vision pictures Ryan drew of Katie farting at him, third from the left and middle just beyond Katie. (Fuji X100T, flash ON, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan runs the obstacle course

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan runs the obstacle course. He's one of the few kids who didn't knock over any bars, yay! (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

Ryan races the cars

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan races the cars. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

Ryan races the blueberry.

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan races the blueberry. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

18 May 2015, Monday

Ryan does his homework on Monday

Ryan doing his homework. He's smart enough to do all his homework for the week as soon as he gets home on Monday so he doesn't have to worry about it and can goof off for the rest of the week. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

09 May 2015, Saturday

In the back of Pop's Volvo

In the back of Pop's Volvo. iPhone 6 Plus front camera, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

08 May 2015, Friday

Ryan plays with Ollie on my iPad Mini while Katie looks on in a party hat

Ryan plays with Ollie on my iPad Mini while Katie looks on in a party hat. iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

02 May 2015, Saturday

Katie likes the balloon animals at Neal's birthday party

Katie likes the balloon animals at Neal's birthday party! (Fuji X100T, flash ON, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan gets a funny nose from the balloon guy

Ryan gets a funny nose from the balloon guy at Neal's party. (Fuji X100T, flash ON)

 

Ryan gets another funny nose from the balloon guy.

Ryan gets another funny nose from the balloon guy. (Fuji X100T, flash ON)

 

Ryan has a funny face

Ryan has a funny face. (Fuji X100T, flash ON, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

29 April 2015, Wednesday

Ryan arriving at school.

Ryan arriving at school. (Fuji X100T, flash ON)

 

12 April 2015, Sunday

Ryan and his sundial

Ryan and his new sundial, carefully ordered from Amazon with the money he'd saved. (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 61mm, f/8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Sasha Reynolds

Sasha!!! (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 105mm, Canon 320EX flash, f/5.6 at 1/60, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-resolution.

 

04 April 2015, Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt at Noni's park!!!

Ryan Easter egg hunting

Ryan Easter egg hunting. Nikon D7200, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 35-105 AF-D at 105mm, f/8 at 1/160 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

Ryan makes static electricity with his baloon sword.

Ryan makes static electricity with his baloon sword. Nikon D7200, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 35-105 AF-D at 40mm, f/8 at 1/250 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

02 April 2015, Thursday

Ryan's Dot for International Dot Day.

Ryan's Dot for International Dot Day. (Fuji X100T.) Ryan's is in the center. You have to hand it to Ryan for being to the point, just like his dad.

 

31 March 2015, Tuesday

Ryan in Dad's Studio.

Ryan in Dad's Studio. (Nikon D3, Nikon 200/4 AF-D, 500Ws Novatron strobes, f/18 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.) Ryan saw me shooting, and asked me to take HIS picture for a change.

 

Ryan and the SL500

Ryan and the SL500. (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 40mm, f/8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-Resolution.

 

21 March 2015, Saturday

Ryan on the slide

Ryan on the slide at Melissa's party. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

11 March 2015, Wednesday

Ryan draws with chalk on concrete

Ryan draws with chalk on concrete. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan's drawing: Dad and Ryan

Ryan's drawing: Dad and Ryan. (iPhone 6 Plus.)

 

Ryan's airport

Ryan's airport. (iPhone 6 Plus.)

 

10 March 2015, Tuesday

Half days from school means Dad and Ryan can work on projects together. This afternoon's project? Starting fires!

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

09 March 2015, Monday

Sea Life!!!!

Katie is still so short she often needs a lift to wash her hands or peer over the edge

Katie is still so short she often needs a lift to wash her hands or peer over the edge. (Nikon D5500, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 110, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan sees the shark while Katie winces

Ryan sees the shark while Katie winces. (Nikon D5500, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 4,000, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

07 March 2015, Saturday

Ryan in Dada's Radio Room

Ryan in Dada's Radio Room. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

11 February 2015, Wednesday

Science Night!!!

Ryan and Katie at Science Night

Ryan and Katie at Science Night. (Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 1,600, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan drives the robot at Science Night.

Ryan drives the robot at Science Night. (Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 2,000, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

04 February 2015, Wednesday

Ryan likes the fish at Leucadia Pizzaria

Ryan likes the fish at Leucadia Pizzeria. (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24mm f/1.4 L II, f/1.4 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

28 January 2015, Wednesday

A New Park!!!

Katie on a spininng seat

Katie on a spinning seat. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 200, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/5.6 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan pushes Katie on the spinny thing.

Ryan pushes Katie on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan on the spinny thing

Ryan on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/3.2 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan on the spinny thing

Ryan on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie on the spinny thing

Katie on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie on the spinny thing

Katie on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/3.2 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Streetlamp with moon

Streetlamp with moon. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/30 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-size.

 

Colors and shadows at the new park

Colors and shadows at the new park. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 5,000, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/40 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-size.

 

La Especial Norte

Dinner at La Especial Norte. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 640, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/40 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2.) bigger.

 

27 January 2015, Tuesday

Milestone: Ryan Displays "The Knack."

Ryan does brain surgery

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan discusses "The Knack" at school: fixing everything. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

For time immemorial, the paternal side of the Rockwell family has always had "The Knack," where we simply simply look at a technical problem that has vexed others for a long time, discover the simple problem that no one else noticed, flip a switch or plug something back in, and BINGO!, it works to everyone's complete astonishment.

My dad and I always had this. Often we'd come across a situation where others had spent a long time trying to fix something or get a new electronic design to work, be it a dead car, a circuit, an instrument, system or a complete LORAN C global navigation, radio or television broadcast television network. We'd walk into the situation, poke around, and voilà, problem solved.

Ryan doesn't let on to much of what goes on in second grade. Our first hilarious inkling was last Wednesday the 21st where one of his teachers described what Ryan did as she asked him about the number 60 that was seen at the top of a red line on what looked like a thermometer. She asked what the 60 meant, hoping he'd answer 60 degrees, which is what she hopes a second grader would know. Ryan, for the first documented time displaying "The Knack," said he didn't know because it wasn't marked as Fahrenheit, Celsius (here's the kicker that had us all in stitches as the teacher told us), or Kelvin. Normal adults don't even know what Kelvin is. Bravo, Ryan!

Ryan said he hates that teachers try to keep it so simple and only want them to say "degrees" and not define what kind of degrees, "degrees" being meaningless unless defined.

Trying to get a good video to show this, I asked Ryan if he fixed things at school, and it turns out that he is already the go-to-guy for fixing iPads and working in Pages.

The Knack passes on to the next generation. Yes!

 

Ryan draws me on his Etch-a-Sketch

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan draws me on his Etch-a-Sketch. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

18 January 2015, Sunday

Ryan does brain surgery

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan does brain surgery. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

17 January 2015, Saturday

The bubble guy shows up at the park!!!

Ryan sees a big bubble

Ryan sees a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 100, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 65mm, f/11 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan sees a big bubble

Ryan sees a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 100, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 70mm, f/8 at 1/1,000, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie reaches for a big bubble as Charlie watches.

Katie reaches for a big bubble as Charlie watches. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 53mm, f/8 at 1/640, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and the big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 70mm, f/7.1 at 1/800, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a new friend

Katie and a new friend. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 59mm, f/8 at 1/640, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 53mm, f/10 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 50mm, f/10 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 50mm, f/10 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie, Charlie and Ryan backlit with big bubbles

Katie, Charlie and Ryan backlit with big bubbles. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II, f/16 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.) See before I used Perfectly Clear.

15 January 2015, Thursday

Ryan practices shooting before school

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan plays the piano before school. Ryan's playing from Bastien's Piano Basics on mom's 1972 Yamaha U3 . The Bastien book is so clear that either kid just picks it up and starts playing like this. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

05 January 2015, Monday

Ryan practices shooting before school

LIVE-FIRE VIDEO: Ryan practices shooting his Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot revolver before school. (iPhone 6 Plus slo-mo video "exported for iPhone" from QuickTime and renamed from .m4v to .mov on Mac Pro.) PLAY LIVE-FIRE VIDEO.

 

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