Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20, 2010 Father's Day

Photo details: Exposure time 1/25 sec, Aperture f/16.0 ISO 100, Focal Length 90 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod.

Happy Father's Day! 

My Aunt and Uncle have an incredible place near their home. It's a pond with a lean-to.  You might say, "What's so special about a pond and a lean-to?" What makes it so special is the hospitality that they each have. Each of my children have requested that this be the place that they celebrate their graduations.  My Uncle just smiles, and says of course.  Next weekend we will celebrate my youngest son's graduation from High School at "The Pond."

When one of my Grandfathers was still alive, this was his favorite place to be on Fathers day. He'd be there surrounded by his children, and his grandchildren with the biggest smile on his face.  For several years we have carried on the tradition, and today was no exception.  Somehow I felt like my Grandfather was still their enjoying his children, his grand children, and now his great grand children.

I took a little time out to try and take a few photographs.  The first photo I noticed a lot of wild flowers growing in the hay field.  I crawled along and put my tripod at a very low angle.

The second photo is another attempt at photographing Barn Swallows.  These birds are so fast, and they swoop quickly.  In this photo the swallow is returning to flight after hitting the top of the pond.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/2500 sec, Aperture f/3.5, ISO 100, Focal Length 78 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod.


toledonative said...

Happy Father's Day!

The action shot of the bird is amazing! It's really hard to capture something moving so fast!

What a wonderful legacy your relatives are leaving with their property and hospitality. How awesome that your children have learned to treasure family and tradition! You sound like a wonderful father - hope you enjoyed your day!

Gallow said...

It's easy being a great father when you have great children. I'm very fortunate.

Levonne said...

Happy Father's day to you toledonative. Lovely field shot. It was worth the crawl.

Sandra said...

Beautiful shot and wonderful traditions! Hope you had a great fathers day.

Breanna said...

Hope you had a great Father's Day! I love the first shot! Would be beautiful framed!

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