Couldn’t Be Prouder « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Couldn't Be Prouder

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This image of my grandson Sam was created with the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender (hand held at 300mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only). ISO 1600. Evaluative metering +2/3 stop: 1/400sec. at f/5.6.

The exposure compensation of +2/3 was a bit much; it required some fancy dancing during the DPP conversion to save the WHITEs of the funny glasses frame. To learn how and why I convert all of my Canon images in Digital Photo Professional see the DPP RAW Conversion Guide.

Two rows above and two sensors to the right of the central sensor/AI Servo-Surround/Rear Focus on Sam’s left eye active at the moment of exposure. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Couldn’t Be Prouder

Missing Young Man Found!

Sam, daughter Jennifer’s first child, was of course my first grandchild. Having never had a brother or a son, his birth was quite special for me. In the image above, Sam was volunteering at the refreshments table at Maya’s dance recital as he has been doing for each year as long as I can remember. The funds raised help to keep the wonderful dance school in business.

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This image of Sam at the torah on the day of his bar mitzvah, May 19, 2012, (with Dad Erik in the background) was created with the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II (hand held at 200mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only). ISO 1600. Evaluative metering +2 stops: 1/125 sec. at f/4 in Program mode.

Fill flash at -1 1/3 stops with the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT with the Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack attached to allow for faster re-charging times and a faster frame rate.

Two sensors down and one row to the left of the central sensor/AI Servo-Surround/Rear Focus right between Maya’s eyes active at the moment of exposure. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Family Events Gear

For years I have always brought a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens to various family and friends events such as weddings and parties. Even with the 1.4X TC added I often wished for more reach. Now I have the option of toting along the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender. Life is tough.

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This image of a spiffed-up Sam on his bar mitzvah day was created with the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II (hand held at 200mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only). ISO 1600. Evaluative metering -1 stop: 1/60 sec. at f/6.3 in Program mode.

Fill flash at -1 1/3 stops with the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT with the Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack attached to allow for faster re-charging times and a faster frame rate.

Three rows up from the central sensor/AI Servo-Surround/Rear Focus right between Maya’s eyes active at the moment of exposure. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

From Sam’s Mom, My Daughter, Jennifer

Sam recently turned 14 and graduated from Bok Academy middle school with a cumulative 4.0 GPA. In the fall he’ll be entering the International Baccalaureate program at Lake Wales High School. Sam’s a renaissance boy, with skills and interest in drawing, photography, literature, and math. His photographic memory means he always has something to chat with folks about, and he gets along with adults as well as he does with his peers.

(I clicked on the IB link above and I gotta tell you, I was impressed. And proud. Heck, I couldn’t be prouder of this fine young man. Way to go Sam! Grandpa.)

Traveling

Please know that artie will be traveling to and from the Galapagos until July 19th. He will not have any internet access while aboard the Samba from July 3-16th. He will be home briefly July 19-20 before flying to Long Island for the sold out Nickerson Beach Baby Birds IPT. Jim will be in the office every weekday to help you with your mail order purchases and Jen will be here handling IPT registrations. The blog will continue to be active as he has prepared more than a few posts for you in advance for you to enjoy during his absence.

If you have a gear or an image processing question please e-mail me after July 19th.

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