A New Life Begins Today

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Robert Watcher, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    We were so excited to be able to enjoy the exciting entrance into the world - of our 4'th grandchild "Oakley Gabriella".

    Our youngest son Ryan (who I recently completed the music video for) and his wife Ashley, were so thrilled to have the identity of their first child - revealed to them at around 10:00 this morning. Ryan sobbed with tears upon finding out that it was a "girl" nestled inside Ashley's womb for the past 9 months. A girl was what he was hoping for.

    Ryan and Ashley invited us (Anne and I and our children and grandchildren - as well as Ashleys mother father and sister) into the birthing room, about 20 minutes after Oakley's arrival. She was bright eyed, strong and beautiful and I was prepared and ready to capture HD footage and still images of the goings on, with my Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens attached - as well as some natural light stills with my Olympus E-3 with 50mm f2 macro attached.

    A new family - portrait taken about 1/2 hour after the birth.
    Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42 @ 33mm : f6.3@1/50'th sec : 3200 ISO
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    My grandson Mason was capturing still images with my E-3 and 50mm f2 lens - while I was shooting the video and stills with the E-PL1
    Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42 @ 14mm : f6.3@1/40'th sec : 800 ISO
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    Proud uncle Robert (our oldest son) with Ryan watching on. Love this shot!
    Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42 @ 14mm : f6.3@1/30'th sec : 640 ISO
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  2. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    An overview of the room right after we arrived.
    Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42 @ 14mm : f6.3@1/40'th sec : 800 ISO
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    Ryan holding her small feet in his hands as she was being weighed.
    Olympus E-3 with 50mm f2 macro : f2.8@1/80'th sec : 1250 ISO
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    This is a shot that Anne and I have taken of each of our grandchildren. They are framed and displayed together in our home. There are now 2 with Anne's hands and 2 (including this one) with my hands. This shot was taken a few hours later when we returned.
    Olympus E-3 with 50mm f2 macro : f2.8@1/125'th sec : 640 ISO
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    Upon leaving to give Ashley some rest, I asked her to tuck in close to Oakley for a few closeups. There are a couple of the shots from this series that are probably better than this one - - - but I love the way she spontaneously tucked her face in to kiss her baby in this one.
    Olympus E-3 with 50mm f2 macro : f2.8@1/125'th sec : 800 ISO
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Rob,
    Bless you and your growing family.
    Thanks for sharing this very special event with us.
    Don
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Thank you Robert, these are all so touching and lovely. Congratulations upon the birth of your newest granddaughter Oakley and to your son and his beautiful wife. The love is as clear as day.

    They're so lucky to have you, your wife and your family there with them.:flowers_2::flowers_2::flowers_2::flowers_2:
     
  5. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Robert, it simply doesn't get better than this... thank you so much for sharing this joyful event with us, and congratulations on your beautiful photography here :2thumbs: :yahoo: :friends:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  6. AlanT

    AlanT Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 8, 2010
    Perth, Scotland
    Wow! Congratulations on the arrival of your new granddaughter and your absolutely wonderful set of photographs. Thanks for sharing :2thumbs:
     
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Just wonderful - congrats to all concerned.
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    What a fantastic set of images from one of the most special family moments.
     
  9. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thank you all, for the nice comments.
     
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  10. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hi Robert, thanks for sharing these great images with us, congrats to all concerned !
     
  11. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    THanks for sharing these images Robert! Really sweet. Congratulations!
     
  12. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    Beautiful stuff Robert and thank you for sharing them. Congratulations and best wishes to all!
     
  13. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Fantastic, congratulations and welcome to the new one!

    Great set, and a great and joyous occasion.
     
  14. Plimsol

    Plimsol Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 29, 2010
    Belgium, Antwerp
    congratulations and welcome to a new Oly user :smile:

    grtz from Belgium
     
  15. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Japan
    Nice shots of nice moment
    - Guess those pictures will be worth a lot all people there!!!
     
  16. Blu-by-u

    Blu-by-u Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Selangor, Malaysia
    Congratulations. The joys of parenthood. :D
     
  17. chris.j.sorensen

    chris.j.sorensen Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Feb 5, 2010
    Freehold, NJ
    congratulations!

    what a beautiful little girl! these photos brought me back nine months to when my daughter was born. i don't think there is anything more beautiful or life changing. all the best to you and your family!
     
  18. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    Congratulations!


    oh, and excelenet photos ;)
     
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  19. taylorgso

    taylorgso New to Mu-43

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    Aug 14, 2010
    Greensboro, NC USA
    Beautiful shots. The day must have been quite a high! I only wish when my children were born that they would have allowed family into the "delivery room." To make matters worse, back then they just moved babies into a nursury, and parents didn't have much contact first day or so. Your wonderful photos bring back wonderful memories to all of us who have been so blessed.
     
  20. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    These photos are what it's all about....

    Helping us savor the most precious moments in our lives. Beautifully captured!
    Isabel

     
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