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Baby Ryan 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.
31 December 2008, Wednesday
29 December 2008, Monday
Ryan waving to people going through the drive-through at Carl's Jr. LEICA M3 and hazy collapsible 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON (both from 1955), clip-on LEICAMETER MR-4 (from 1984), f/5.6 at 1/50, Fuji Super G-400 bought, processed and scanned at Costco.
19 December 2008, Friday
17 December 2008, Wednesday
Ryan shakes his head "Yes" for the first time. He also usually says WEE WEE!!! when he wants to go.
09 December 2008, Tuesday
Ryan's 2-year doctor's visit. 36" long, 28-1/4 pounds. 90th percentile in height, 50th in weight.
04 December 2008, Thursday
Ryan woke up, stood up in bed, pointed to his baby butt, and said Poo Poo! Yay! the poo-poo fairy had come!
Ryan also learned this morning to say Green and to say Blue.
01 December 2008, Monday
Ryan and Katie start playing with each other. It's baby wrestling time! Ryan laughs when baby Katie grabs his hair, and Ryan hugs and crawls all over katie. They both love it.
27 November 2008, Thanksgiving Day
We went to visit Noni and Pops in Palm Desert, California.
Pops, Katie, Noni and Ryan pose for Christmas cards.
I shot this with my two-year-old Nikon D40 and 18-55mm lens at 46mm, my SB-400 flash at manual half-power with a Roscoe 1/2 CTO gel tapd over it (to make the fill light warmer), and set the exposure manually at 1/500 at f/7.1. I used manual settings to kep things from wandering around from shot-to-shot, and also to make it easier if I need to cut and paste faces for the best expressions.
Busted! Ryan loves any sort of stuffed or real bird. He calls them "guck-gahs," and if you mention a word like "penguin," Ryan responds with an excited "Guck Gah!" Here were were shopping the sales at Walgreens, and Ryan stocked up by grabbing every guck gah he could. (Casio EX-V8)
Ryan's first day of golf. (Casio EX-V8.)
26 November 2008, Wednesday
Ryan drove us all around Palm Desert in Noni and Pop's golf cart. (Casio EX-V8.)
Ryan also learned the body slam tonight, almost breaking mom's teeth as he jumped on top of her in bed unexpectedly.
24 November 2008, Monday
Ryan now says "Bye wee wee" when he flushes the toilet after peeing.
23 November 2008, Sunday
Ryan at Baja Fresh, by Noni's. (Casio EX-V8.)
22 November 2008, Saturday
Ryan now also speaks Spanish. We have him saying ¡Hola! to everyone as well as Hi!
18 November 2008, Tuesday, 8:30AM
Ryan not only creates art, he's very picky about how he does it. (Canon SD880 at ISO 400)
Sometime in November 2008
08 November 2008, Saturday, 2PM
Ryan now can't stop saying "Noni" and "Bye!"
05 November 2008, Wednesday
Ryan has started to string words together, for instance, he'll say "Hi Dada" or "Bye Dada!"
Some time in October 2008
Ryan with Mom's leopard broom. (Fuji Quicksnap)
29 October 2008, Wednesday
Ryan running away with booty: daddy's screwdriver. All I usually show are photos taken in the few instants that Ryan holds still. Most of the time, we're spending our time chasing him and trying to get whatever he's about to kill himself with out of his hands. This is typical. He does know how to use the screwdriver to change batteries in his toys. (Canon SD880)
26 October 2008, Sunday
25 October 2008, Saturday
Ryan finally learns to recognize photos of his great-great grandma Mimi, with whom he shares the same birthday. That's great, but Ryan missed the boat: Mimi died last Tuesday, October 14th, 2008, and her funeral is tomorrow.
24 October 2008, Friday
Ryan in his pool. (Nikon D3, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, NEUTRAL with +1 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto A3 WB, Program auto, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, direct on-camera SB-600 flash. The D3 did all the fill-flash exposure adjustments automatically.)
10 October, Friday
A typically messy lunch, and a good time, too! (Canon G10, f/4 at 1/30, 18.1mm zoom setting.)
08 October, Wednesday
07 October, Tuesday
04 October, Saturday
Ryan making like his grandma Rockwell, the pilot, at Legoland. (Casio EX-Z150)
13 September, Saturday
Ryan now can sit at the big table, if dad helps him up. (Nikon D3, 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-D at 52mm, STANDARD with +2 saturation picture control, normal ADR, auto A3 WB, Program auto chose f/5 at 1/60, Auto ISO chose ISO 200, direct on-camera SB-400 flash.)