Oscar Dean Photography | Photo of the Week #30 - Which Way is Up?

Photo of the Week #30 - Which Way is Up?

July 27, 2015  •  1 Comment

The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday.  Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities.  Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.



A day at the beach should be fun and relaxing, right?  On this particular day, EVERYONE at the beach was having a great time except for this grandmother.  I saw her with her two grandchildren who looked to be in their very early 20's.  The three of them were walking around and taking in the sights while the young man snapped a few photos of themselves and their surroundings.  It wasn't long before the time came when grandma was asked to take a photo of the other two.  Her grandson handed her his Nikon DSLR camera and grandma looked at it like it was a Rubik's cube!  The perplexed look on her face was priceless!  She held the camera up and spun it this way and that, trying to make sense of all of the buttons and dials which to her may as well have been an airplane cockpit.


After awhile, the grandson went over to give her the quick "How to take a photo 101" training session.  Grandma's subjects posed in their positions and she held the camera to her eye and clicked the shutter.  Everyone gathered around to see what kind of result she had achieved.  By the looks of their happy smiles, they seemed very pleased with what grandma had produced.  And with that, they continued their beach adventure by heading to the water's edge and making footprints in the sand.  Now that grandma has mastered a modern camera, I wonder if she is ready to tackle Facebook?  All kidding aside, I think that it was wonderful that they spent the day together and took photos which they will one day treasure as keepsakes.


Equipment and Settings

Canon 40D
1/800 sec at f7.1, ISO 100
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 125mm


What a funny story Oscar! You really captured the confused look on the grandmother's face! Your "Photo of the Week" is something I look forward to." The photos are so diverse, I never know what to expect next.

Greetings from British Columbia, Canada
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