Kitchen Sink Baby Bath

by GlynM

Apologies for yet another baby shot. This was my entry for the recent fortnightly "Relaxation" competition and I am just putting it up here to get it into my portfolio.

My grandson Sam has a short pause for relaxation while being bathed in our kitchen sink.

Pentax k-5 with DA35mm macro limited.
1/40sec, F3.2 & ISO 800
Shot handheld without flash on 23/12/2011 at around 7pm
Cropped in PSE10

Uploaded28/12/2011 - 19:58
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/40
Focal Length35mm
TagsBaby, Bath

Posted 28/12/2011 - 20:06 Link
Sweet capture, thats a very happy boy! ( iv'e been thinking about treating myself to the 35mm macro limited, would you recommend?) - mary.
Posted 28/12/2011 - 20:18 Link
What a lovely lovely shot
Posted 28/12/2011 - 21:38 Link
Pure joy.
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Posted 28/12/2011 - 22:26 Link
What a gorgeous capture, full of joy and the easiest place to bath a baby !
Posted 28/12/2011 - 22:37 Link
As soon as I opened this, his sheer joy had a similar effect on me. You captured it so well. Thank you for sharing it here.
Edited by nonur: 28/12/2011 - 22:38
Posted 28/12/2011 - 23:09 Link
Thank you all for your kind remarks.

This baby beams like this at everyone he meets. I can't remember any of my children being this social at this age. It does though take three times longer to get round the shops because he is constantly smiling at anyone who then have to stop and chat back to him. Reviewing today all the pictures I took of of our family Christmas gathering I find they are virtually all of this little chap.

Watching him being bathed in our kitchen sink was a highlight of the Christmas evenings where the whole extended family gathered in our smallish kitchen to watch and certainly his great grandmother would not have got up the stairs to watch if we had used the bathroom.

In reply to "focus" I very much like the 35mm limited lens. I have had it for a few years. It is almost like putting the standard 1:1 view 50mm lens on an old full-frame camera.

You have to remember though that it is really a macro lens. Most of its longish focus travel is for close distances, about 135 degrees of rotation for 0.139m to 0.5m but then only around 5 degrees of focus travel from 0.5m to infinity. So I guess it would be a pain to manually focus for any non-macro use but it seems to work fine in auto focus for general use. It appears to be very sharp and I think, like most macro lenses, has a flat field with virtually no distortion. What you see is certainly what you get so perhaps its not the perfect lens for portraits where some softness might be more flattering but I have not found this to be a problem.

The only really critical thing I can say about it is that it is not very tolerant with any focusing issues in the camera. It certainly highlighted a focusing issue on my old K10D which was back-focusing a little where for non macro everything looked soft below f4. However the same lens has worked fine on both my subsequent K-7 and K-5 cameras.

It has a fantastic build quality and and has a superb quality feel in use. It is also modest in size and weight so not a burden to carry around.

I hope this helps,

Edited by GlynM: 28/12/2011 - 23:39
Posted 28/12/2011 - 23:33 Link
Thanks for your input about the lens glyn, its a great help and much appreciated. - mary.
Posted 30/12/2011 - 07:15 Link
nonur wrote:
As soon as I opened this, his sheer joy had a similar effect on me. You captured it so well. Thank you for sharing it here.

I fully agree with Nezih.
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Posted 01/01/2012 - 17:40 Link
That's a cutie!

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