Mary Walsh  

LEILA'S BIG JUMP by Mary Walsh

September 2020 - LEILA'S BIG JUMP

About the Image(s)

This picture my granddaughter was taken in August at the playground in my neighborhood. I wanted to freeze the action and catch her in mid air. I used the manual setting on my camera with auto ISO. I set the camera to continuous high autofocus because she was jumping off the telephone pole stumps in the playground. I shot a series of pictures to capture the motion as she jumped. The camera is a Nikon D850. The lens is a 24-120. Settings were 32mm, F4.0, ISO 64 and 1/640 second

7 comments posted

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I love the way you got her in mid-air and was wondering how you did it but I guess you told me. Her position is perfect. You must be enjoying such a cute, athletic granddaugher.   Posted: 09/06/2020 21:39:35
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thank you. I just managed to get lucky using continuous autofocus as she jumped. This was my favorite shot out of about six pictures. She is a lot of fun. Definitely a bundle of energy.   Posted: 09/06/2020 21:43:12

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
These moments happen so fast, you did a great job catching her and her joy.   Posted: 09/07/2020 11:34:45
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thank you. You're right about the capture. I was happy the shot turned out nicely.   Posted: 09/07/2020 11:59:21

Emily Kawasaki   Emily Kawasaki
Hi Mary, this is a fun image - good energy, very clear and no blurring at all. She seems like a fun photo model to work with. I like how you really pulled out the light and shadows on her face, the creases on her clothes, and in the trees and bushes in the background and foreground. Great shot!   Posted: 09/14/2020 10:39:41
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Emily. It was just after midday in full sun, so I was lucky that it turned out well. Thank you for your comments.   Posted: 09/14/2020 10:50:44

Jean Armstrong   Jean Armstrong
You got a shot I have been trying for a while with little success. Good Job. and your granddaughter is so cute.   Posted: 09/14/2020 15:09:49


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