Oh Hoppy Day

Baskets, bunnies, bridges and boulders – A photo essay.

This is the expression we imagine when we run out fight crowds and traffic to blow money on cheap toys and candy...
This is the expression we imagine when we run out to fight crowds and traffic to blow money on cheap toys and candy…

 

Bunny and Bridge
Put a toddler and a bunny on a rock over the water. Hold breath. Take photo. Easy as that.

 

I do not believe in telling a subject to look at a camera. When you do that, you don't get this.
I do not believe in telling a subject to look at a camera. When you do that, you don’t get this.

 

Phoenix likes say he's a starfish when he poses like this. For a photographer, its just a fun moment and a little bit of luck.
Phoenix likes to say he’s a starfish when he poses like this. For a photographer, its just a fun moment and a little bit of luck.

 

No, he doesn't want to pose on a rock in the creek, but he does want to play in the water. This show illustrates how we don't always need much of a face to have a good shot. The action tells us more than any expression could.
No, he doesn’t want to pose on a rock in the creek, but he does want to play in the water. This shot illustrates how we don’t always need much of a face to have a good shot. The action tells us more than any expression could.

 

You never know when there might be one more treat hidden under that plastic grass, and Phoenix is one to make sure he finds it. The emotion we captured here is "determination".
You never know when there might be one more treat hidden under that plastic grass, and Phoenix is one to make sure he finds it. The emotion we captured here is “determination”.

 

You have to take chances to get the good shots. Two nervous parents and some curious onlookers created a little more tension than I like, but the shot made it worth it. Besides, he wouldn't really jump, would he?
You have to take chances to get the good shots. Two nervous parents and some curious onlookers created a little more tension than I like, but the shot made it worth it. Besides, he wouldn’t really jump, would he?

 

I HATE posed photos. I almost never use the posed shots. I shoot while they are getting ready to pose, because those moments are real. These are not the faces of people saying "cheese".
I HATE posed photos. I almost never use the posed shots. I shoot while they are getting ready to pose, because those moments are real. These are not the faces of people saying “cheese”.

 

This photo is not particularly well done. It does illustrate the importance of timing. Most folks get the shot at the top of the slide or at the bottom. Try getting the motion next time, it's way more fun.
This photo is not particularly well done. It does illustrate the importance of timing. Most folks get the shot at the top of the slide or at the bottom. Try getting the motion next time, it’s way more fun.

 

Use the comments section to tell me which one you liked best, and why.

All photos in this post are taken by the author with a Nikon D-7000 equipped with a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED lens. No flash was used. 

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