In addition to these kosher items we also got our fill of pork and chicken!
I take a stroll while the men get busy cooking. This pile suggests that Charles will be having a bonfire party at some point.
An eerily quiet beehive.
This is why the hive is so quiet. Luckily Charles is not abandoning the idea of raising bees.
Charles and Tom are culinary alchemists. Those pork steaks are about as perfect as you can imagine.
A little after-lunch smoke.
I found the darkest background I could for this shot and spot-metered on Tom's face. In post, I used the channel mixer to emphasize the blue channel in my b&w conversion to render most of the background to black. Tom's skin texture is fierce when I do this but the smoke is clearly the subject of this shot.
The only thing missing is the mirror!
At 200mm at this distance (this is not a crop), f/5.6 is insufficient depth of field to get everyone in focus! I should have used f/11.
Meanwhile Dale has been warming Kai up.
When Kai gets too warm, he jumps in the swamp. You cannot stop him from doing this. This is good because he gets a rinse when he comes out, and I get to have fun backlighting water spray.
Again I'm emphasizing the blue channel to darken the grass and background which makes the water pop even more.
Oops. Photographers really should always be looking for what the background is doing to their subjects. No, Glenn is not wearing a decorative lawn stand on his head.
Who wants to guess what color that shirt is?
Panning is all about keeping the object that is moving sharp while rendering the background a stream of blurry, glorious motion. Here Kai is forgetting to compensate for his forward motion when calculating when to reach up and grab the ball. He'll forget about his forward motion numerous times; it's funny to watch.
Ready for the next volley. The great thing about the ball throwing device is that you never actually have to touch the ball.