On saturday I had my nephew Emil over for a sleepover. Since he moved out of time, I don’t get to pick him up from kindergarten and make him dinner , like I used to. For a while I did that almost once a week. I thought it was time for some aunt-and-Emil time again.
Always when I have Emil over for a visit, I bring out my camera. He doesn’t seem to mind having me around taking photos of him. This time I wanted to use the 50 mm lens to its fullest and photographed mostly at F/1.4 and F/1.6. I haven’t done that in a while. It was very fun shooting with that aperture. All that yummy light that comes into the photo. It was two sunny days as well, so that also helped.
quite a few of the photos from the 24 hrs I spent with Emil.
On sunday we went sledding, quite early. We walked to the valley and arrived around 09.30. It was sunny and we had a lot of fun. I sat in the back of the sled and Emil sat in the front. A lot of snow swirled around Emil when we were going downhill. He had to borrow my scarf to prevent getting too much snow in his face. On our second last ride we rode so fast that his face was all covered in snow when we stopped. We had some tears, but it didn’t take long before he was all smiling again, ready for his next ride.
Having fun with Lego. That’s my fave thing to play with Emil. I love building houses, garages, cars and what not. Emil was very concentrated when we play with the lego. At one point, when I was photographing him, he said to me: ‘I’m not smiling now aunt, because I’m playing’. Which meant that he was so concentrated he couldn’t smile even if I wanted to take a photo of him. That was fine by me, I don’t always need a smile to make a good photograph.
From one of our meals. We ate bread with cheese and drank lots of milk.
We’re watching the Lion King; one of his obsessions of late. Emil actually asked me ‘Auntie, can’t you take a photo of me watching the Lion King?’ How could I say no to that?
We did have a paint session. Oh how I love the second last photo, if I may say that. Emil’s expression is great and the way he looks at the table … aah.