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Baby Ryan Rockwell

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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.


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30 June 2008, Monday

Ryan ready for a walk

Ryan has everything ready for a walk. (Casio EX-V8.)

 

28 June 2008, Saturday

Buster gets a mind-meld

Ryan gives our dog Buster a Vulcan mind-meld while going for a walk. (Kodak Retina 1a [from 1950], expired Kodak 400 print film, guessed at exposure and focus distance.)

 

28 June 2008, Saturday

Ryan vacuuming

Ryan loves to play with the vacuum. (Canon T70, 50mm f/1.4 FD, program mode, Kodak 400 print film, free full-frame digital mode.)

 

28 June 2008, Friday

Ryan in the blue wagon

Ryan riding in his new blue wagon. (Nikon D3, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto A6 WB, 85mm f/1.4 D AF, Program chose f/2.8 at 1/125, Auto ISO chose ISO 200.)

Ryan and corn

Ryan loves his corn. (Nikon D3, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto WB, 85mm f/1.4 D AF, Program chose f/1.4 at 1/125, Auto ISO chose ISO 1,100.)

26 June 2008, Thursday

Baby Katie Sleeping

Ryan has an insatiable appetite. (Nikon D3, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto A6 WB, 50mm f/2 AI, Aperture priority at f/2.8 chose 1/125, Auto ISO chose ISO 200.)

 

24 June 2008, Monday

Ryan on Phone

Doctor's visit: 24 pounds 14 ounces (45th percentile), 34" long (90th percentile), 48.5cm cranial circumference.

22 June 2008, Sunday

Noni playing with Ryan

Fun with Grandma Noni!! (Poster: Nikon D3, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto WB, 35mm f/2 AF-D, Program auto chose 1/125 at f/2, Auto ISO chose ISO 1,800. Video: Casio EX-V8 edited in iMovie HD. May need free Quick Time player.)

 

21 June 2008, Saturday

Ryan never gives up.

It was 5:30AM and he wanted me to wake up, so he pulled down the covers on my bed. I pulled them back up. He tried again, and I pulled them back up. He pulled them down, I pulled them up. He pulled them down a fourth time, but this time twisted my nipple. I pulled the covers back u, and held them there. Ryan grabbed my nose and twisted it. I pulled the pillow over my face. Ryan then stuck his bottle in my ear and let it drip on in to give me a very wet Willie. Ryan wins: I got up.

Ryan Eating

eating

Ryan drawing

Ryan drawing with both hands at Claim Jumper. (Nikon D3, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto A6 WB, Program auto chose 1/125 at f/1.4, Auto ISO chose ISO 2,500, 2,200 and ISO 900, respectively.)

These shots are taken with available light (no flash) and a fast lens. If I popped up the flash, this is what I'd get instead. The flash overpowers everything, and the background goes black.

Ryan with flash

Use flash indoors and you get this instead.

 

20 June 2008, Friday

Ryan never gives up. This morning he wanted to watch TV. No one would turn it on for him. (I sure won't turn it on. TV makes you stupid. I haven't owned a TV since 1969, but my wife thinks otherwise.)

So Ryan looks for the remote control in his room, and mom takes it away. Unphased, Ryan walks to another room, grabs the remote control from that TV, brings it back to his room and gives it a try.

BINGO! It worked perfectly. Winners never give up. Ryan can't even talk yet; his vocabulary is only a few two-syllable baby words. His word for the idiot box is yaya.

Scribbles

Ryan's starting to scribble. Note the strong emphasis towards the center. Ryan's good: he finds appropriate media, like paper, on which to draw. He doesn't draw on the carpet, walls, or furniture — yet. As a practical artist, this is drawn on paper with an adhesive "Post-It" backing, so it can easily be mounted on the wall.

 

20 June 2008, Thursday

Ryan's morning concert

Ryan giving a morning concert. (Casio EX-V8.)

 

17 June 2008, Tuesday

Ryan talks to Grandma!

Ryan calls Grandma Rockwell! Click to Play! (may need free Quick Time player. Video shot on Casio EX-V8 and edited in iMovie HD.)

 

15 June 2008, Sunday

Ryan and his crib

Ryan and his crib. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Mom and the fan remote control

Mom and the fan remote control. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Ryan and the fan remote control.

Ryan and the fan remote control. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Ryan and the fan remote control.

Ryan and the fan remote control. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Ryan at El Torito

Ryan at El Torito. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Mom and Ryan at El Torito

Mom and Ryan at El Torito! (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Ryan by the door

Ryan by the door. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Ryan by the door

Ryan by the door, closer. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

Ryan trying to opening the door with Dada's keys.

Ryan trying to opening the door with Dada's keys. (Yashica Electro 35 GSN.)

 

14 June 2008, Saturday

Ryan picked up a pen and paper and started drawing seriously for the first time this afternoon.

Ryan Dancing

BUSTED! Ryan loves music, and ever since he's been about a year old will dance at the slightest hint of a beat. We finally caught him on video. Click to play.

Ryan Cleaning

Ryan helping mom clean up after lunch. Click to play cleaning video! (may need free Quick Time to play video. 2 stills and 2 videos shot on Casio EX-V8; still dancing image above extracted from the video clip by the Casio and added text in Photoshop. Dance video titled in iMovie HD,cleaning video direct from camera.)

Ryan eating a lemon

Ryan's tough: he's sucking a lemon as if it's an orange! (Nikon D3, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto A5 WB, Program auto chose 1/125 at f/1.4, Auto ISO chose ISO 200.)

 

13 June 2008, Friday

Ryan asleep

Ryan fell asleep after another huge lunch. (Casio EX-V8, manual WB.)

 

10 June 2008, Tuesday

Winners never give up. Ryan found daddy's electronic stopwatch, and presumed it must be a remote control for something. Ryan looked up at the ceiling fan, and carefully pressed each button to see which did what. Nothing. Not discouraged, Ryan went to the front door and tried to unlock it. Nothing. Ryan got in his Fred-Flintstone style car, and tried again. Nothing. Undeterred, knowing that this stopwatch must control something, he smiled with glee when he remembered to go out to mommy's car. Ryan carefully pressed each button again, and still nothing. Ryan would have kept going until he found something it controlled, except that daddy busted him asking "Who gave Ryan my stopwatch?"

Ryan often discovers things others know to be impossible, like the volume control on my phone that everyone at AT&T and Nokia said didn't exist. This is how America got men to the Moon. Never tell a winner that something's impossible.

Ryan also uses the hand-sign for "more," which is tapping a finger on an open hand.

ISO 50,000

I had to push this one to ISO 50,000. WHOOPS!

Ryan eating Ice Cream

Eating ice cream. (Nikon D3, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto A5 WB, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D. First (mistake) shot: manual exposure at 1/250 at f/16 (whoops!), Auto ISO chose ISO 6,400, pushed three stops in Photoshop to ISO 50,000! Second shot: f/1.4 at 1/125, ISO 200.)

 

06 June 2008, Friday

Ryan driving the Volvo

Ryan loves to drive. He can open and close all the doors and windows, wash the windshield, and do more than most grown-ups can do since they're too busy talking on their phones.

Ryan buckling-up

With pilots and race drivers in the family, Ryan knows the importance of safety. The hazard lights are one of his favorites. I didn't show a a photo of him in his firesuit, gloves and helmet, since you can't see much of him. (both photos: Casio EX-V8. Ryan especially likes the "V8" model number, as he did the model number of the Casio S600.)

 

 

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