15 March, 2010

life.

all the other stuff, is just that.

stuff.

Canon 5d, 50mm 1.2, f1.2, 1/50th, iso 500.

THIS. . .

well . . .

it's what matters.


canon 5d, 50mm 1.2, f 1.2, 1/50th of a second, iso 800

Post edited to include: in answer to a FAQ regarding these camera settings, the iso is "high" because it was nearly dark out. I was focusing manually using the ambient light from the portch camera left. I say "high" because on these newer cameras, iso 800 is still relatively low and even enlarged I'm confident neither image would have significant grain.


24 comments:

marlei said...

So True Natalie. Love these photos, they are just gorgeous! xx

Lainey said...

Just wonderful. What a blessing.

Caro said...

Wow, you can really see that the kids have a great time. Hang in there!
Greetings from Germany,
Caroline

Steve Gravano said...

Kinda sums it up for me.

Luanne said...

mmmm priceless.

Melissa said...

Isn't it? There are days when I just want to go crazy and I hear myself, "Can Mommy PLEASE finish this ONE thing without being interrupted!?!"

And after I grumble for like the fourteenth time to myself, I look over at my daughter and realize, she's only going to want to interrupt me for a little while longer.

the stuff, it can wait.

610photography said...

Love love love the composition of the first one. And I can't believe how grown up your boys are getting.

Scott & Tami said...

Amen!!!!! Your boys are getting so big!!

Hil said...

Gorgeous pictures! I couldn't agree more.

Laura said...

Simply stunning. And oh so true. Thanks for the reminder.

Lynnell said...

You are an amazing photographer! I love this post! My friend Lindsey Shaun put up your blog link on Facebook a while back and I checked it out. I'm not very good at posting comments. I just wanted you to know that I think you are amazing. I'm a NICU nurse and I've seen what some people have gone through...I haven't had to go through that myself, but my heart goes out to you. When I saw your blog it was the last part of January and I started praying for you then. Thanks for your great posts and thoughts- I appreciate them. I'm not a photographer but I appreciate all your lessons on photography (we have a pretty good camera I think but I don't know how to use it). I just want to be able to take better shots of my kidos and reading some of your links has helped. Thanks for being an inspiration :)

Larry Reeves said...

I love them! You guys are so awesome...keep it up! Keep shooting, Nat!

Stirlingdesigns said...

My kids are gown and gone and I wish them to be little sometimes! Cob webs wait but children don't!

Lovely pictures by the way.

Freda said...

These are beautiful! I love your photography, it's nice to see the beauty of HI when your surrounded by the snow of AK.

The Tafuna Family said...

i have a photography question about them. why the iso so high? i always thought that having your iso so high would make the pictures super grainy when enlarged? ts_tafuna@hotmail.com

katie said...

beautiful.
such handsome boys.

Rach said...

love the pictures. Your talent amazes me. how was your trip?

OOAK babies by Mina said...

TO QUOTE NAT about the iso (it's ok, I miss things too :)

"the iso is "high" because it was nearly dark out. I was focusing manually using the ambient light from the portch camera left. I say "high" because on these newer cameras, iso 800 is still relatively low and even enlarged I'm confident neither image would have significant grain."

BTW Love the shots. It's looks so dreamy and relaxing there!

Chelsea said...

Love these, love cha cha

Susan said...

These shots are absolutely beautiful! So much talent, and obviously so much love.

Lindy said...

Oh man these shots are beautiful and so happy. I love them.

LinDsEy ShaUn said...

so really. you make me want to move.
i talk to jeremy about it all the time . . .
maybe one day.

Anonymous said...

Touching images!

Joanna Tano said...

Touching images! (not sure why it said anonymous)