Project 52, Week 21 {Personal Photography Project}

Last week's theme was "water".  My family ventured north for a day at the cottage with my parents.  We couldn't have asked for nicer weather….mid 70's and a light breeze.  :)  The boys were quite eager to go swimming when we arrived.  I warned them that the water would be cold.  They said, "It's okay, Mom."  Then they put their feet in and realized just how cold it really was.  You see, the lake is spring fed which means the water never really warms up much except along the shoreline where it's shallow.

In the image below, our youngest (7 years old) had just learned how to snorkel and was watching the small perch and sunfish swimming around.  He was mesmerized.  🙂


For those interested in camera settings, I shot this Motorola Xoom tablet. Trying to interpret the camera settings in the Exif data is interesting.  The only thing I know for sure is that it is ISO 100.  The aperture value is listed as 14/5 and the shutter speed is listed as 3/5000. So my interpretation of that is F2.8 at 1/166th of a second  (but I could be wrong).  No editing done here other than to resize and sharpen for web.  But, I also posted this photo through Instagram and used a tilt-shift effect which was pretty cool.  You can see that on my Facebook page.

Are you doing your own Project 52 or Project 365/66?  If so, please post a link to your images in the comments below.   🙂

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About Kim Hill

I’m passionate about my work and helping women feel comfortable in front of my lens. I want women to feel confident and sexy regardless of age or size. All women are beautiful and I'm here to help them see the beauty in themselves and the boudoir photographic experience is one step in that direction. I am dedicated to bringing a high-quality experience to the boudoir portrait session. My goal is to offer a fun yet relaxing environment where a woman can let down her guard, allowing that inner sparkle to shine. I’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years now. I started as a young child with my parents' 110 film camera, moved on to study photography in college, interned with a wedding photographer for a couple of years and then struck out on my own. I've been doing general portraits since 1998 and boudoir work since 2009. In addition to boudoir, I also offer high school senior portraits, fashion inspired sessions, and business executive head shots.
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8 Responses to Project 52, Week 21 {Personal Photography Project}

  1. Emily says:

    What troopers! Love the image. Too cute

  2. Ha! My first thought was, why is she photographing a body in the water….he looks so serene!

  3. Natalie says:

    Love this image. Very cool

  4. Deanna says:

    What a calm place! Makes me wish I didn’t still have a month left of work before I get to go on vacation!

  5. dalia says:

    so pretty but brrrr!!

  6. kelly klatt says:

    That looks so pretty and peaceful…love how he floats near the top to be near warm water!

  7. Kim Hill says:

    I should add that he’s snorkeling. This was the first time either of my boys did that and they spent 5 hours straight doing it. 🙂

  8. Laura says:

    Looks like such a beautiful day to be watching the marine life, that’s a great memory for him 🙂

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