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Up Close and Spidey (Pic of the Week)

Spidey Up CloseBenjamin enjoyed yogurt Tuesday while finishing up two sick days home from school. I was playing around with my cameras and lenses to see which combinations would work best for the shoot I volunteered to do on Wednesday night. More on that later.

Sitting next to him on the couch, I asked Benjamin to look over at me. It’s the informal pictures like this, capturing a moment in a good composition, that serve as the random rewards that keep me clicking the shutter. For this shot I used an old manual focus 28mm lens on my Nikon D100 DSLR. A lens that came with a used Nikon FG body I bought used several years ago, it is more versatile when using existing light. It is more difficult, however, when photographing a wriggling child, because even the exposure is manual.

Good thing he was lethargic that day.

5 Responses to Up Close and Spidey (Pic of the Week)

  1. Sounds like you’re getting excited about the photo shoot! That’s great, and I’m sure you’ll do fine.

    I hope you’ll be able to post some of the pics here!

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  2. I’m glad Ben is feeling better, and I hope the photo shoot went well!

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  3. That’s weird because I thought my son was Spider-Man.

    The most impressive feat was certainly catching a wriggling child with a fully manual camera like that. Just be sure to release him into the wild when you’re done. Those things deserve to be free.

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  4. WOW… like turning back the clock 30+ years! Wonder if Ben will require an “office” at school, too?! ;-)

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  5. Dave – It was great, and pics are coming (if they’re not already there by the time you read this)

    Charles – Yep, just a nagging cough now, pretty much.

    Simon – But he wasn’t moving around much, so I had it easier than usual (which is why you don’t see very many candid shots of Ben lately — his horrible fake smile/squint look is the reason you don’t see many posed shots).

    Debbie (I mean, Mrs. Robus) – I know, it’s like somebody sent me back in a time machine to take pictures of myself! Those freckles are filling in like crazy now.

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