Saturday, March 3, 2012

Project 52 -- A Great Leap

project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge

I'm linking up with Darcy for Project 52.
Click her Project 52 button above to see what it's all about!

This week's challengeA Great Leap

A quick note:  After my photography class Thursday night, I was all set download, edit, and upload my images for this week's challenge.  When I walked into the house, I looked into the dining room and saw the computer in pieces--hundreds of them--all over the dining room table.  The new computer components they had ordered arrived late that afternoon; as soon as I left for class, they began the change-out process.  I didn't get a computer back until this afternoon!

My photo:

My thoughts:

For this challenge, I chose the obvious photo--a literal leap.  My son Danny (18) is the acrobat, and would have been happy to jump for me.  However, he had lots of homework to finish for his college classes, so he was unavailable.  Thomas (you may remember him from last week's challenge), was very happy to oblige for this particular challenge.

The setup:

All this shot required was decent weather and our patio table.  Oh, and a very jumpy teenager.  :)

I wanted to freeze Thomas' action (as opposed to blur), so I set the ISO as high as Ellie could be set, and then set the aperture wide, but not too wide.  When I was ready for the multi-exposure shot, I set the focus on the edge of the table, then hollered to Thomas to run and jump.  I chose the above shot from the third jump series.  Below you can see the entire series of shots.

Camera settings:
  • ISO 1600
  • Manual mode
  • 50mm portrait lens
  • Aperture at f2.5
  • 1/640 second shutter speed

End note--my husband just walked past, saw the photos, and exclaimed, "He did that over a glass table?  You guys were insane."

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  1. Oh my goodness, love, love, love the header first off. Such a pretty wintery shot. :) And the leap, seriously impressed. Over a glass table, a tad insane maybe but still very impressive. I love your interpretation of the challenge that is a great leap indeed.

  2. That is an impressive jump! Great series of shots!

  3. Thank you for including the settings for the pictures. I thought the shots were great, I instantly started asking questions like: OMG is he going to crash or is he going to make it! Im glad I could see the outcome. Oh, and my husband would have said the same thing about the table. LOL

  4. These are great shots! After the third I was worried he might have ended up crashing into the table!!

  5. Hi Christine!

    Wow what fun photos! Awesome leap! I just happened to stumble upon a post you left Jan. 3rd of this year about my taking photos of sunsets and revisiting my love of photography two years ago. Thanks for stopping by. To leave messages on my photography blog all you have to do is click on the links under the heading View Photos Here in the upper right hand side of the home page and you can view the individual posts there. OK take care!


  6. Wow - what a jump!!! Great job capturing it.

  7. Wow, that's some great shots. Good job.

  8. Ha ha!! I love your husband's comment! Really nice pictures of this week's theme!