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Big Boy Ryan Rockwell
September 2012: Kindergarten!

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Baby Katie Rockwell
See my sister Katie's website, too!

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.


28 September 2012, Friday

Ryan off to school

Ryan off to school. (Nikon D600, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 70mm, f/9 at 1/200 at Auto ISO 100, AUTO WB A4 M1, STANDARD Picture Control with +1 Saturation, 6 sharpening. No fill flash and thus required heavy, sloppy dodging.)

 

Ryan off to school

Ryan off to school. (Nikon D600, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 70mm, f/8 at 1/200 at Auto ISO 100, AUTO WB A4 M1, STANDARD Picture Control with +1 Saturation, 6 sharpening. SB-400 for fill-flash, no dodging needed.)

 

27 September 2012, Thursday

Home movies! These are files direct from my D600 and 24-70/2.8 G. The occasional light clicking heard is the lens trying to focus in AF-F mode.

The Dog Train (17 second 1080/29.97p, 29MB file. VIVID Picture Control with +3 Saturation, AUTO WB with A4 M1 trim.)

Toby Chases Katie's Pumpkin (24 second 720/25p, 25 MB file. NORMAL quality, STANDARD Picture Control with +1 Saturation, AUTO WB with A4 M1 trim.)

Toby Kisses Ryan (15 second 720/25p 16 MB file. NORMAL quality, STANDARD Picture Control with +1 Saturation, AUTO WB with A4 M1 trim.)

These are smooth videos. If they seem jumpy, that's because your computer is choking on the data.

 

26 September 2012, Tuesday

Ryan's missing baby tooth

Two missing baby teeth, and one grown-up tooth coming in. (Nikon D600, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 112mm, f/5.3 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 4,000, AUTO WB A4 M1, STANDARD Picture Control with +1 Saturation, 6 sharpening.)

 

24 September 2012, Monday

This weekend I Saw Toby

"This Weekend I Saw Toby." Ryan made this in kindergarten. The teacher wrote "This weekend I" and the kids copied it, followed by whatever they did. (Epson Perfection 1640SU scan.)

 

Ryan at benihana

Ryan at Benihana. (Apple iPhone 3GS, f/2.8 at 1/15 at ISO 320.)

 

22 September 2012, Saturday

Ryan and the air mattress

Ryan found an air mattress, set it up, and demanded the whole family join him. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 47mm, f/3.2 at 1/125, AUTO ISO, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

21 September 2012, Friday

Ryan at the Library

Ryan at the library. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 28mm, f/3.2 at 1/125, AUTO ISO, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

19 September 2012, Tuesday

Pumpkin Shopping

Pumpkin Shopping. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 70mm, f/4 at 1/60, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Pumpkin Shopping

Pumpkin Shopping. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 47mm, f/4 at 1/60, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

18 September 2012, Tuesday

Ryan waves from the school yard

Ryan waves from the school yard. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-200mm USM at 200mm, strong crop from center, f/7.1 at 1/250, AUTO ISO 100, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Ryan at THe Speech Station

Ryan at class. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-200mm USM at 40mm, f/4 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 800, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Ryan at THe Speech Station

Ryan at class. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-200mm USM at 40mm, f/4 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 800, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Ryan at Pollos Maria

Ryan enjoying a chicken tamale. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-200mm USM at 64mm, f/6.3 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

14 September 2012, Friday

Ryan lines up for school

Ryan lines up for school. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-200mm USM at 200mm, f/6.3 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 100, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Ryan walks to class

Ryan walks to class. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-200mm USM at 200mm, f/7.1 at 1/250, AUTO ISO 200, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

13 September 2012, Thursday

Ryan loves America!

Ryan loves America! (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-200mm USM at 28mm, f/3.5 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 1,250, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

12 September 2012, Wednesday

Ryan collects goodies from Amazon

Ryan collects goodies from you-know-where. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-200mm USM at 45mm, f/10 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Ryan is amused at the whimsical shape of an oddball candy corn

Ryan is amused at the whimsical shape of an oddball candy corn. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-200mm USM at 120mm, f/5.6 at 1/160, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

10 September 2012, Monday

Ryan plays the bird pooper game at the library after school

Ryan plays the bird pooper game at the library after school. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 30mm, f/3.5 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 3,200, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Ryan and Dada in what Katie calls "Dada's Radio Room."

Ryan borrows some books. Dada picked out "Harry the Dirty Dog." (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 40mm, f/8 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 100, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

09 September 2012, Sunday

Ryan and Dada in what Katie calls "Dada's Radio Room."

Ryan and Dada in what Katie calls "Dada's Radio Room." (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 28mm, f/3.5 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 6,400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

08 September 2012, Saturday

Ryan writes "Ryan Dada" on the shower door

Ryan writes "Ryan Dada" on the shower door. Oddly he used a "W" for his "As." (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 73mm, manual focus, f/4 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 4,000, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

This was nearly an impossible shot to make. It was nearly impossible to make the letters legible!

I had to focus manually since the camera kept trying to focus behind the clear glass door or on the reflection in it, and you don't want to know what was in the reflection!

As I kept trying to get a shot that showed the letters clearly, I had to keep moving around to try to find a background that made the letters clear.

As I tried and tried, it became harder to see the letters — the fog was evaporating!

I had to turn the shower back on to make the fog, and thus the letters, return.

When I finally got the letters to return, I then had a bear of a time trying to focus, even manually: my lens was now fogging!

Finally I had to wipe my lens, set my camera, wipe my lens again, and shoot immediately.

Sometimes the simplest shots are the toughest. This is the toughest thing I've shot in a long time.

I flipped the negative in Photoshop CS6; Ryan drew it from inside the shower and I finally shot it from outside the shower. I also bumped-up the contrast with a levels adjustment layer.

 

El Piñatador

El Piñatador: the piñata operator. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 98mm, f/7.1 at 1/200, ISO 100, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Cupcake

Cupcake! (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 38mm, cropped from horizontal, f/8 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

06 September 2012, Thursday

Ryan and Ryan's Book of Blue

Ryan's Book of Blue. Made at kindergarten. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 55mm, f/22 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

05 September 2012, Wednesday

Ryan and WALL-E before school

Ryan and WALL-E before school. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 73mm, f/4 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 3,200, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Ryan and WALL-E at breakfast

Ryan and WALL-E at breakfast. Ryan put WALL-E's food out for him. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 92mm, f/4.5 at 1/60, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

WALL-E poops it out after eating.

WALL-E poops it out after eating. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 92mm, f/5 at 1/60, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Dada and Ryan at School

Ryan driving us to school. Ryan also has adopted Dada's watch. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 28mm, f/5.6 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Hooray, Ryan at school

Hooray, Ryan at school. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 28mm, f/11 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Later that afternoon:

Ryan made a calendar!

Ryan made a calendar! (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 73mm, f/11 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 500, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Katie and Ryan.

Katie and Ryan. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 73mm, f/11 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Katie and Ryan.

Katie and Ryan. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 63mm, f/10 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Dada and Ryan

Dada and Ryan. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 63mm, f/10 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4, strong crop from center.)

 

Dada, Katie and Ryan

Dada, Katie and Ryan. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 63mm, f/10 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Katie and Ryan go exploring

Katie and Ryan go exploring. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 105mm, f/10 at 1/200, AUTO ISO 400, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

04 September 2012, Tuesday

First day of Kindergarten!

Dada and Ryan at School

Dada and Ryan at School. (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 220EX flash, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 50mm, f/11 at 1/200, ISO 100, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

Blowing bubbles in ice cream

Ryan in the front row!!! (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-105mm USM II at 60mm, f/4 at 1/125, AUTO ISO 1,600, 6 sharpening, 0 saturation, AUTO WB A4.)

 

More Ryan Rockwell Photos

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June 2012     Pools, cotton candy and Corvettes!

Late May 2012   Gymnastics and Spider Crabs!

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