Escapee

screw you punks I am outta here

Once seen never forgotten, even at 14 months tickles memory is disturbingly good, after one visit out this gate it was stuck in her head and was very determined to revisit the outside world 😉

6 images, assembled into a x-tych
Exif/setup data:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 85 f1.4 @85mm Aperture: f/2.0 and Shutter Speed: Typically 1/250s
ISO 400
out front – escapee

Sisterly Love

Face Painted - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

D750 coupled with Nikkor 85 f1.4 @85mm Aperture: f/2and Shutter Speed: 1/400s
ISO 100

So I come back after leaving chaos and mayhem together for a few minutes and find someone got face painted with a crown and rosy cheeks and got loaded up with some crackers…
I should have known better than to leave them together alone, these two are gonna live up to their nicknames I reckon 🙂

I see some similarity to “Ben and Holly” here 🙂

D750 coupled with Nikkor 85 f1.4 @85mm Aperture: f/2and Shutter Speed: 1/400s
ISO 100

Rocking Horse Evolution

Rocking Hporse Evolution - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Rocking Hporse Evolution – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
frames, all edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (which is now forming a crucial part of my workflow with the D750)
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Nikkor 85 f1.4 @85mm Aperture: f/2.5 and Shutter Speed: 1/500s
ISO 400
out front – mayhem on a rocking horse

i am riding a white mare across a green plain with the hooves thundering on the ground as the wind catches my cape and sweeps back my hair
well.. that’s what she probably reckons it looks like 😉
far from being satisfied with walking and climbing, the ability of being able to mount, ride and dismount the trusty steed (worn in and dutifully demonstrated by her sister chaos) was high on the priority list. After several close calls, i think we can safely say, tickles, you have nailed the rocking horse. nicely done 🙂

check out those grandpa pants too 😉

4 frames, all edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (which is now forming a crucial part of my workflow with the D750)
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Nikkor 85 f1.4 @85mm Aperture: f/2.5 and Shutter Speed: 1/500s
ISO 400
out front – mayhem on a rocking horse

Tickles @ 1

Tickles @ 1 - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Tickles @ 1 – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ 55mm – Aperture: f/3.3 and Shutter Speed: 1/1500 seconds
ISO 400
out front – mum and bubs, cake in the process of being destroyed.

proud mum and a happy baby with a fist full of cake

5th October 2014, little old tickles has clocked up a whole year, 12 months ago (and 20 hours) the sound of her cry as she came into the world (yeah i know that sounds corny) is still something that is as fresh in my ears as if it was yesterday. The feeling of relief and joy that followed that moment still washes over me whenever I think about it. Anyway, enough of that 😉 fast forward 12 months and we have gotten onto two legs, climbed ladders, climbed onto stools like a little elephant and sat there, successfully eye gouged dad several times, nearly booted dad’s teeth out with some serious ninja kicks and most importantly of all, given us lots of giggles, laughs, smiles and happy memories with many more to come.

Happy birthday tickles. enjoy your cake.

Techie data:
D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ 55mm – Aperture: f/3.3 and Shutter Speed: 1/1500 seconds
ISO 400
out front – mum and bubs, cake in the process of being destroyed.

Legs

Tickles on legs - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Tickles on legs – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

and a serious license to use them

Whilst we have not quick cracked the running around the backyard yet and we seem to think crawling on all fours is a much superior and fast (apparently 🙂 ) means to get around, its quite a treat to witness the transition of a children from crawling to be able to walk – the marvels of the human body and development eh!

Although, i could do without the ear piercing squeals at random moments when driving.. thats kinda dangerous tickles! and while i am here, the eye gouging and kicking could also be improved upon 😉

btw, check out that belly…baby fat to the max!

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Nikkor 85 f1.4 @85mm Aperture: f/2 and Shutter Speed: 1/750s
ISO 800 (could have dropped that down gerry:) )
out front – mayhem on operational legs.

Studio

Tickle Studio - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Tickle Studio – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Welcome to the tickle studio
I just found the best studio for doing portraits in, well kids portraits anyway 😉 now coined “The Tickle Studio”

Its a background, diffuser, child barrier and child entertainer all in one and for less that 20 bucks 🙂 My little tickles dutifully adorned with head band, testing it out for me, this is her corporate look – nicely done and I reckon your pretty darn cute 🙂

Evolution

We are getting there, we have tried all the options and alternatives and I think that we have mastered the art of getting the yummy stuff that gets put in a bowl ( which is suctioned to the table for safety:) ) to the place that satisfies… the face 🙂
ya doing great tickles.

I found your keys dad

Not much stops Mayhem, even with being hit with her second bout of Bronchiolitis (which is pretty rare apparently) she is still motoring around, albeit wheezy-ing around :), this child has got one very fast crawl happening and is becoming very helpful when I misplace my car keys 🙂

Techie data:
D7000 with Nikkor 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm – Aperture: f/2 and Shutter Speed: 1/90 seconds ISO 400
out front – one of my beautiful girls! (the othe one is not far away 🙂

Chaos and Mayhem

Happy 5th Birthday Chaos, you have brought happiness, joy and an insightful perspective into our lives and its a privilege 🙂

Mayhem (aka tickles), is yet to have a birthday, but is well and truly living up to expectation and terrorising everyone around – but we still love ya 🙂

Techie data:
D7000 with Nikkor 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm – Aperture: f/2 and Shutter Speed: 1/500 seconds
out front – beautiful girls!