The PhotoHunt theme this week is water. What a no-brainer for me. We've had just a little bit of it falling from the sky lately. Yesterday it was overcast, but luckily still nice and warm so Csilla and I played out on the deck for most of the day. I'm a little gun-sky about pulling out the inflatable pool just yet. We've only had one or two nice days this summer and I don't want to jinx it. Instead, I hauled out this old tub for her to play with. Of course, this mama always has ulterior motives. It was the perfect opportunity to practice more stop-action photography. Splashing and jumping was strongly encouraged. Csilla and Mama had lots of fun.
Csilla's favourite part of the day? Filling sponges with water, placing them on our deck chairs and then sitting on them so it looked like she was peeing. As the water fell through chairs to the deck below, she squealed with delight. Hilarity at it's best. Nothing like a good fake pee, eh?
And yes, I did take photos of the fake pee, but no, I will not be posting any photos of my naked kid today. Sorry friends and perverts alike.
Technical specs (click photo to enlarge) - Nikon D70, 50mm lens, SS 1/800, Ap f/5. I was pushing this shot to see how low I could set the shutter speed in order to get the highest aperture possible. I wanted the water as crisp and clear, but still frozen mid-air. This was the best I got. I think it would have been even better if the day had been a bit brighter. Next time...