Wow. What a day. With two children already in double digits, this is certainly not my first trip to the rodeo. My eldest was the king of the tantrums, so I am keenly aware of what comes packaged in the adorable little body of a two-yr-old. I also have a tween daughter... I am equally aware that it doesn't necessarily stop when they hit three. But we aren't even two yet! All this to say, this is not just typical toddler behavior... especially this toddler. He is usually a wonderfully happy, playful little fella! So cute, with those squeezable cheeks :)
|1/100 f/4.5 ISO 800 55mm|
|1/125 f/4.0 ISO 800 53mm, with flash|
|1/250 f/4.5 ISO 160 60mm|
|1/160 f/4.5 ISO 160 63mm|
|1/250 f/4.5 ISO 160 63mm|
Not having much luck capturing my adorable jungle book boy, am I? Disappointing? Yes. Frustrating? Yes. See, he's normally such an easy subject... so much more natural than my older two. He's busy, and curious, and fast... he keeps it interesting :) But, since he was really not fond of the camera *completely rejecting me at every shutter click*, I switched my focus to more cooperative subjects...
|1/160 f/4.0 ISO 160 40mm|
|1/1000 f/3.5 ISO 160 28mm|
|1/500 f/4.5 ISO 160 28mm|
Yay, me! Adorable little grin, isn't it! Sadly, though, the smiles didn't last long, and I was already bored with statues and clouds. I turned my attention to my eldest... and I shot about 20 like this...
|1/500 f/4.5 ISO 320 28mm|
Not much variety on a pogo stick...basically the same photo over and over and over. But he was focused on not falling... he was natural... not posed and certainly not saying "cheese". I think he liked the attention... though he would never admit it ;) We stayed out a little longer, but the sun was fading behind the house, and it was taking my optimism with it.
|1/250 f/4.5 ISO 200 28mm|
|1/80 f/4.0 ISO 400 50mm, with flash|
|1/80 f/4.0 ISO 400 45mm, with flash|