The cold, wet blanket that draped itself across Virginia didn’t supress our fun this weekend. On Sunday we headed to the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News and had a blast. The girls liked the fish in particular and I played with our Canon Digital Rebel, trying to take some natural light pics in low-light conditions. Most shots didn’t work, but here’s what did or what I liked for whatever reason.
Audrey and Amelia at the tank.
This is an example of what you get when you mix very low light, a largely automatic camera and a child and two rays that won’t hold still!
Millie was fascinated by the rays. I gave into the flash to be sure to get one good image, but lost the ambiance of the low light.
Yes, it’s out of focus; yes, both Millie and Michele moved; but I love this image for the joy it captured.
Audrey and the big honkin’ catfish.
Millie and the trout.
On Saturday we went to Ellie’s swim meet at the Y in Suffolk. The image below explains a lot about her meet. She swam 50 meter freestyle, breast and butterfly as well as her first 100-meter individual medley. She did great in the IM, but her goggles slipped on her dive.
She toughed it out though and finished in about 1:55. Great first effort. She finished the day as the freestyle anchor for an 11-12-y-o mixed medley relay team. There weren’t enough older kids, so her coach bumped her up. She must have a lot of confidence in Ellie. El was nervous, not wanting to let down the older kids, but they delivered her a healthy lead and she easily kept it for first place!
I had a low-key weekend. Decided to take advantage of the cold and rest my hamstring, which is still bothering me.