Phil Zolla  


We have arrived! by Phil Zolla

February 2019 - We have arrived!

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We came to the hospital to have an ultrasound, we ended up having a baby!

My wife and Vickie have known each other for a while. She is younger than my wife so she calls us mom and dad. She got pregnant with someone and she has had her issues but through it all my wife and I have been with her from the beginning. She wanted me to be in the delivery room since the father wasn’t going to be so I can take pictures from all the labor pains till the end. My wife had to C-sections so i never seen the miracle of birth in the natural way so this was my first. The euphoria I felt was surreal. We call vickie our “adopted” daughter… and I have never been so proud to be adopted granddad..

This is one of the first pictures 30 seconds after coming into this world..

Canon 6D
aperture priority
Canon 24-70 at 70mm
f/4.5
1/80
ISO 125


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5 comments posted

Mike Whelan   Mike Whelan
(Group 90)
Phil, my comments on the photo will not make any difference, this is a moment you will treasure until you die. The story makes it very touching and all the better. However, back to reality, as a photo showing life it works. The baby is the centerpiece and nothing detracts from that. Areas out of focus and blurred improve the composition immensely, well done on a great picture and congrats to a a new granddad.   Posted: 02/07/2019 09:08:18

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Phil, congratulations on being a new granddad and on being such a valuable family for Vickie. The birth of a child is an amazing event to experience. I'm so glad you had this opportunity!

I like the "adult body parts" forming a frame for the newborn. Also, the moving towel somehow helps form a background. But, the point of interest is clearly the baby's crying face. It is a wonderful image and, as Mike noted, it captures a precious moment.

Well done!
  Posted: 02/07/2019 16:34:12

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
You have captured a great moment. The background does not detract from the baby's face. I assume that you did not use a flash and the ISO 125 and f4.5 gave enought light.   Posted: 02/23/2019 11:46:35
Phil Zolla   Phil Zolla
Oh yeah... two bright spotlights pointing down... like a show was happening on stage.. LOL.. I never seen it before, but the lighting worked out   Posted: 02/23/2019 13:49:46

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
A special God-given moment and the child's first breath, looks like a cry, is all the more to be treasured. I am sure the mother was thrilled--and how lucky she is to have such good 'parents' Bless you all.   Posted: 02/23/2019 17:41:33