Saturday, July 7, 2018

4th of July boating trip

Eric invited us out on the Delta for July 4th.  We wanted to get out early enough to enjoy some good water and avoid the crazies.  

Each of the kids tried to wakeboard again but didn't persevere enough to really figure it out.  Scott, on the other hand, tried at least 20 times before finally figuring it out.  I was in the water with each of the kids and therefore couldn't take their pictures, so the next few were taken by Heidi. 

Blake, Kira, and Tyler wanted to go swimming with me and Scott was pretty much going longer than just 100 feet, so the three kids jumped in and swam to the shore with me.  We found a huge log and spent the next half hour swimming it and balancing it.  It was Tyler's highlight of the day. 

The only action shot we got of Scott. 

Discovery Bay is pretty sweet.  Some people have these huge 2nd homes and huge boats in the slips.  This was a pontoon boat that took off right from the bay. 

After we were done wakeboarding, we just relaxed on the water. 

Eric explaining how to make garden boxes on the cheap. 

Of all my lenses, I like the 24-105 the best.  I used it for a few, the 70-200 for some more, and the 50 1.8 for the last few.  The 50 is a handy lens but its focusing mechanism isn't always on and therefore the pictures miss out on the beauty of the prime lens.  I could go back and photoshop these but I don't feel like it now.  I think google ought to make editing software that we can use right from this platform.  The apple stuff is plenty powerful and easy to use.  How about it, google?  I'm not talking about picasa, either.  I'm just talking when you click on the photo that one of the options is edit, including cropping, leveling, and adjusting the brightness. 

I want my kids to learn how to take photos because I've enjoyed photography.  These days, with the ease of the phone and social media, I feel the quality of photos has gone down.  I'm okay with cell phone pictures for lots of things but the big lens gives more depth.  When we look at our photos from ten years ago, I'm happy about the color, contrast, and sharpness. 

Okay, bye. 


Julia M. said...

Way to go, Scott! That perseverance will serve him well. I learned to wake board and water ski as an adult and it's my favorite thing.

DavidandJuliann said...

That's great that Scott had the perseverance to learn how to wakeboard.