It was our daughter's eleventh birthday today and we bought her a limited edition Nintendo Gameboy Advance, our next youngest bought her a game, and the youngest two got her a carry case. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a shot of her playing with it to mark the occasion.
However, when I looked through them all, and I'd just about filled a 1GB card, I wasn't immediately struck by any of them – there wasn't a single shot that stood out as "the" shot. But as I looked through them I realised that wasn't the point – the sequence was much more illustrative of the 'moment' than any one shot. Add to which that technically none of them are particularly great (most were shot at f2.8 and the DoF was probably a little too restrictive) and you'll see why I went for a sequence.
So that's why tonight's entry is a little late as these were all shot in RAW format so I had to colour match and process 16 shots rather than one ;-)
Oh, and I've not put up the EXIF data as I varied the aperture slightly during the sequence. Mostly though they were shot with a bounce flash, in manual, with a shutter speed of 1/160th of a second. The aperture varied from f/2.8 to f/3.5.
More importantly though, I really enjoyed shooting them and she really likes the result :-)