Apologies, some baby pics :)


thoughton

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 14:23
As some of you know I had a new addition to the family a few weeks back. Haven't posted any pics because, well, I've been a bit tired Plus he isn't very photogenic at the moment due to a large patch of cradle cap right on his forehead!

Number 36 by thoughton, on Flickr



Third day dreams by thoughton, on Flickr



Mother and child by thoughton, on Flickr




The three above were all taken in the first week, this one is when he was about 6 weeks old:
(A bit soft due to me farting around at f1.2)
Dreams by thoughton, on Flickr


Tim
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fatspider

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 14:30
Congratulations Tim

That first one reminds me of being asked to snap someones new baby, she thought I was a bit mad when I zoomed in on his tiny hand, then when she got the prints she was over the moon and thought the hand shot was the best of the bunch

Is this your first?
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thoughton

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 14:35
This is number 2 actually My older boy just turned 4 so he's quite into the whole thing.

I was actually quite disappointed by my lousy focussing on the first shot, but it was too dark in there (the recovery room) to use a suitable aperture, and I had no tripod. I've kept the tags though, so I might try it again with 6 week old feet instead of shiny new ones
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Last Edited by thoughton on 11/11/2010 - 14:35

Gwyn

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 14:42
Congratulations Tim.

A fine set of photos of a fine young man.

Don't worry about the cradle cap. Baby photos should be wrinkles, birthmarks, cradle cap and all - if only to embarrass them when they bring their girlfriend/boyfriend home when they are older .
Last Edited by Gwyn on 11/11/2010 - 14:42

fatspider

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 14:45
Theres nothing wrong with these Tim, OK theyre not technically perfect but they dont need to be, these are family album shots and I for one dont want to see clinical (excuse the pun) "portraits" in a family album. otherwise you may as well just bundle up the kids and take them down to the shopping mall for some PixiPhotos every year.


Are PixiPhoto still going???
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thoughton

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 14:46
Gwyn wrote:
Congratulations Tim.

A fine set of photos of a fine young man.

Don't worry about the cradle cap. Baby photos should be wrinkles, birthmarks, cradle cap and all - if only to embarrass them when they bring their girlfriend/boyfriend home when they are older .

Hehee, thinking rationally about it I know you're right, but our first one was such a beautiful baby (with cradle cap where it is supposed to be on top of his head!) that I feel bad taking photos of number 2 when he's going through this Freddie Kruger phase
Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 11/11/2010 - 14:47

Gwyn

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 15:12
Look at it this way - you'll never get his time back again. He is as he is - and you are proud of him no matter what. Take some great photos of him.

My second and third were definitely no oil paintings but that didn't stop me taking hundreds of photos of them. The first was a good looking baby, nicely round head no weird markings. Tthe other two were monsters - huge babies with blotches and squashed heads and all sorts of things. Even I couldn't call them beautiful.

Luckily they grew up to be very handsome.

philstaff

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 15:30
Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy my fav is the 2nd shot I rely like shots like this.
Ian

fatspider

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 15:33
Quote:
Even I couldn't call them beautiful.

Shame on you Gwyn


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DrOrloff

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 15:58
Congratulations I like the third best. Our two came out looking like chimps. They improved.
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Last Edited by DrOrloff on 11/11/2010 - 15:59

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 17:13
Don't apologise Tim: these are lovely. You'll have to feed us regular updates of the baby. They change so rapidly. I've just been reading a nice illustrated article about baby photography in one of the monthly magazines.
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thoughton

Link Posted 11/11/2010 - 17:23
Thanks for all the reassurances folks. My wife and I have been making nervous jokes about troll babies for the last 6 weeks, it's nice to have some confirmation that he will in face become more attractive at some point.
Tim
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i-Berg

Link Posted 12/11/2010 - 06:48
No trolls here Tim!

Congratulations to you both.
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aliengrove

Link Posted 12/11/2010 - 07:03
Congratulations Tim! I wish my parents had been keen photographers, the only photo of me my Dad still has apart from a few faded family shots is of me passed out on some steps after drinking too much beer when I was about 16.
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TOZZA27

Link Posted 14/11/2010 - 17:29
Well done Tim - keep shooting - I was always too busy after the first few weeks and now I indulge with the grand daughter instead - and boy oh boy does she change quickly - rumour has it there may be a little baby girl coming in January too - 12 months old and a step sister to the munchkin.................................WOW ! how cool is that ?


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