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Ryan Kenneth Rockwell

Baby Katie Rockwell

Born 8:16:30 PM, 15 December 2006, La Jolla, California.

8 pounds, 12.2 ounces (3,975g). 20" (51 cm).

The technical gobbledygook after each shot is the equipment I used for each photo. Many photographer friends ask.


12 April 2015, Sunday

Ryan and his sundial

Ryan and his new sundial, carefully ordered from Amazon with the money he'd saved. (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 61mm, f/8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Sasha Reynolds

Sasha!!! (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 105mm, Canon 320EX flash, f/5.6 at 1/60, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-resolution.

 

04 April 2015, Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt at Noni's park!!!

Ryan Easter egg hunting

Ryan Easter egg hunting. Nikon D7200, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 35-105 AF-D at 105mm, f/8 at 1/160 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

Ryan makes static electricity with his baloon sword.

Ryan makes static electricity with his baloon sword. Nikon D7200, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 35-105 AF-D at 40mm, f/8 at 1/250 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

02 April 2015, Thursday

Ryan's Dot for International Dot Day.

Ryan's Dot for International Dot Day. (Fuji X100T.) Ryan's is in the center. You have to hand it to Ryan for being to the point, just like his dad.

 

31 March 2015, Tuesday

Ryan in Dad's Studio.

Ryan in Dad's Studio. (Nikon D3, Nikon 200/4 AF-D, 500Ws Novatron strobes, f/18 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.) Ryan saw me shooting, and asked me to take HIS picture for a change.

 

Ryan and the SL500

Ryan and the SL500. (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm STM at 40mm, f/8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.) Full-Resolution.

 

21 March 2015, Saturday

Ryan on the slide

Ryan on the slide at Melissa's party. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

11 March 2015, Wednesday

Ryan draws with chalk on concrete

Ryan draws with chalk on concrete. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan's drawing: Dad and Ryan

Ryan's drawing: Dad and Ryan. (iPhone 6 Plus.)

 

Ryan's airport

Ryan's airport. (iPhone 6 Plus.)

 

10 March 2015, Tuesday

Half days from school means Dad and Ryan can work on projects together. This afternoon's project? Starting fires!

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter

Ryan likes the fire Dada started with a magnesium fire starter. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

09 March 2015, Monday

Sea Life!!!!

Katie is still so short she often needs a lift to wash her hands or peer over the edge

Katie is still so short she often needs a lift to wash her hands or peer over the edge. (Nikon D5500, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 110, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan sees the shark while Katie winces

Ryan sees the shark while Katie winces. (Nikon D5500, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX, f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 4,000, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

07 March 2015, Saturday

Ryan in Dada's Radio Room

Ryan in Dada's Radio Room. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

11 February 2015, Wednesday

Science Night!!!

Ryan and Katie at Science Night

Ryan and Katie at Science Night. (Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 1,600, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan drives the robot at Science Night.

Ryan drives the robot at Science Night. (Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 2,000, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

04 February 2015, Wednesday

Ryan likes the fish at Leucadia Pizzaria

Ryan likes the fish at Leucadia Pizzeria. (Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 24mm f/1.4 L II, f/1.4 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

28 January 2015, Wednesday

A New Park!!!

Katie on a spininng seat

Katie on a spinning seat. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 200, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/5.6 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan pushes Katie on the spinny thing.

Ryan pushes Katie on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan on the spinny thing

Ryan on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/3.2 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan on the spinny thing

Ryan on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie on the spinny thing

Katie on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie on the spinny thing

Katie on the spinny thing. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/3.2 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Streetlamp with moon

Streetlamp with moon. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 400, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/30 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-size.

 

Colors and shadows at the new park

Colors and shadows at the new park. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 5,000, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/40 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2.) full-size.

 

La Especial Norte

Dinner at La Especial Norte. (Canon 7D Mk II at Auto ISO 640, Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM, f/2.8 at 1/40 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2.) bigger.

 

27 January 2015, Tuesday

Milestone: Ryan Displays "The Knack."

Ryan does brain surgery

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan discusses "The Knack" at school: fixing everything. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

For time immemorial, the paternal side of the Rockwell family has always had "The Knack," where we simply simply look at a technical problem that has vexed others for a long time, discover the simple problem that no one else noticed, flip a switch or plug something back in, and BINGO!, it works to everyone's complete astonishment.

My dad and I always had this. Often we'd come across a situation where others had spent a long time trying to fix something or get a new electronic design to work, be it a dead car, a circuit, an instrument, system or a complete LORAN C global navigation, radio or television broadcast television network. We'd walk into the situation, poke around, and voilà, problem solved.

Ryan doesn't let on to much of what goes on in second grade. Our first hilarious inkling was last Wednesday the 21st where one of his teachers described what Ryan did as she asked him about the number 60 that was seen at the top of a red line on what looked like a thermometer. She asked what the 60 meant, hoping he'd answer 60 degrees, which is what she hopes a second grader would know. Ryan, for the first documented time displaying "The Knack," said he didn't know because it wasn't marked as Fahrenheit, Celsius (here's the kicker that had us all in stitches as the teacher told us), or Kelvin. Normal adults don't even know what Kelvin is. Bravo, Ryan!

Ryan said he hates that teachers try to keep it so simple and only want them to say "degrees" and not define what kind of degrees, "degrees" being meaningless unless defined.

Trying to get a good video to show this, I asked Ryan if he fixed things at school, and it turns out that he is already the go-to-guy for fixing iPads and working in Pages.

The Knack passes on to the next generation. Yes!

 

Ryan draws me on his Etch-a-Sketch

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan draws me on his Etch-a-Sketch. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

18 January 2015, Sunday

Ryan does brain surgery

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan does brain surgery. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

17 January 2015, Saturday

The bubble guy shows up at the park!!!

Ryan sees a big bubble

Ryan sees a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 100, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 65mm, f/11 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan sees a big bubble

Ryan sees a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 100, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 70mm, f/8 at 1/1,000, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie reaches for a big bubble as Charlie watches.

Katie reaches for a big bubble as Charlie watches. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 53mm, f/8 at 1/640, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and the big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 70mm, f/7.1 at 1/800, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a new friend

Katie and a new friend. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 59mm, f/8 at 1/640, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 53mm, f/10 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 50mm, f/10 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie and a big bubble

Katie and a big bubble. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 50mm, f/10 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Katie, Charlie and Ryan backlit with big bubbles

Katie, Charlie and Ryan backlit with big bubbles. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon 320EX, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II, f/16 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.) See before I used Perfectly Clear.

15 January 2015, Thursday

Ryan practices shooting before school

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan plays the piano before school. Ryan's playing from Bastien's Piano Basics on mom's 1972 Yamaha U3 . The Bastien book is so clear that either kid just picks it up and starts playing like this. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

05 January 2015, Monday

Ryan practices shooting before school

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan practices shooting his Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot revolver before school. (iPhone 6 Plus slo-mo video "exported for iPhone" from QuickTime and renamed from .m4v to .mov on Mac Pro.) PLAY VIDEO.

 

29 December 2014, Monday

Ryan and the cousins

Ryan and the cousins. Fuji X100T, flash ON, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 6,400, Perfectly Clear V2. full resolution.

 

24 December 2014, Christmas Eve

Rockwell Christmas Card 2014

Our 2014 Christmas card. (Canon 7D Mk II and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS (3); (Nikon D810 with Nikon SB-400 flash and Nikon 50mm f/1.4G (lower right).)

 

20 December 2014, Saturday

Ryan's about to show me a secret on Mom's iMac

Ryan's about to show me a secret on Mom's iMac. (Canon 5D Mk III at Auto ISO 5,000, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II at 100mm, f/5 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree. (Canon 5D Mk III at ISO 3,200, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II at 100mm, f/4.5 at 1/15 hand-held, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

19 December 2014, Friday

Ryan receives birthday accolades from his classmates at school.

Ryan receives birthday accolades from his classmates at school. (Apple iPad 2, f/2.4 at 1/30 at ISO 50, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

18 December 2014, Thursday

Ryan makes a gingerbread house at school

Ryan makes a gingerbread house at school. (actual view through Fuji X100T viewfinder showing instantaneous facial recognition at work.)

 

Katie poses for the 2014 Christmas Card

Katie poses for the 2014 Christmas Card. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 800, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS at 135mm, f/4 at 1/10, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan poses for the 2014 Christmas Card

Ryan poses for the 2014 Christmas Card. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 1,600, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS at 93mm, f/4 at 1/15, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

The 2014 Christmas Card

The 2014 Christmas Card. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 1,600, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS at 121mm, f/4 at 1/15, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

The 2014 Christmas Card, Palm Desert

The 2014 Christmas Card, extra bonus image. Shot in Palm Desert over Thanksgiving with special guests Toby and Sasha. (Nikon D810 at ISO 100, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 50mm f/1.4G, f/11 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

The 2014 Christmas Card, Palm Desert

The 2014 Christmas Card, Katie and Sasha close-up. (simply cropped from above, Nikon D810 at ISO 100, Nikon SB-400 flash, Nikon 50mm f/1.4G, f/11 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

17 December 2014, Wednesday

Ryan makes a funny face on Katie as we get out of Stomper at Benihaha.

Ryan makes a funny face on Katie as we get out of Stomper at Benihaha. Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 6,400, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

Katie sits down at Benihaha

Katie sits down at Benihana. Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/80 at Auto ISO 6,400, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

Ryan's birthday at Benihaha

Ryan's birthday at Benihana. Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 3,200, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

The Rockwell Family at Benihana

The Rockwell Family at Benihana. Canon D10, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

15 December 2014, Monday

Ryan is eight!

Ryan gets a birthday hug from Katie

Ryan gets a birthday hug from Katie. Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 5,000, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

Ryan gets a birthday gift: 9V batteries from Dad.

Ryan gets a birthday gift: 9V batteries from Dad. (Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/105 at Auto ISO 6,400, Perfectly Clear V2.) These are to power the Nerf Morse Code walkie talkies I got him. I also got him this Morse Code signal set, which for $3 delivered, he LOVES!

 

Ryan builds the car tracks he got from Grandma Rockwell

Ryan builds the car tracks he got from Grandma Rockwell. Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 5,000, Perfectly Clear V2.

 

14 December 2014, Sunday

Ryan's eighth birthday cake

Ryan's eighth birthday cake. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

LIVE VIDEO: Everyone on the trampoline!

LIVE VIDEO: Everyone on the trampoline! (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video; original is stunning HD.)

 

Bruiser slams the piñata

Bruiser slams the piñata. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 160, Canon EF 28-105mm USM II at 28mm, f/6.3 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and friends share the piñata candy and toys

Ryan and friends share the piñata candy and toys. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon EF 28-105mm USM II at 28mm, f/5 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan's eighth birthday cake

Ryan's eighth birthday cake. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 100, Canon EF 28-105mm USM II at 35mm, f/7.1 at 1/200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan blows out his candles

Ryan blows out his candles. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 160, Canon EF 28-105mm USM II at 40mm, f/5.6 at 1/160, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan, Katie and Charlie haul the sleds to the park

Ryan, Katie and Charlie haul the sleds to the park. Mrs. Como knitted Ryan and Katie their wool hats! (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 400, built-in flash ON, Canon EF 28-105mm USM II at 28mm, f/11 at 1/250, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie sledding at the park

Ryan and Katie sledding at the park. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 100, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/8 at 1/200, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

13 December 2014, Saturday

Ryan and Katie at breakfast at HOTG

Ryan and Katie at breakfast. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.5 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan and Katie at breakfast at HOTG

Ryan and Katie at breakfast. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 200, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/2.5 at 1/125, Perfectly Clear V2.)

Ryan tries to concentrate while Katie bounces around her fort.

Ryan tries to concentrate while Katie bounces around her fort. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan arranges popsicle sticks to fall down

Ryan arranges popsicle sticks to fall down. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan gets licked by Sasha

Ryan gets licked by Sasha. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Ryan in Noni's window.

Ryan in Noni's window. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Noni and Pops serve quite a spread

Noni and Pops serve quite a spread. (iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

Neighborhood Christmas lights

Neighborhood Christmas lights. (Shot out window of moving car with iPhone 6 Plus, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

12 December 2014, Friday

Christmas Tree, Ranch House, 12 December 2014

Christmas Tree. (Canon 7D Mk II at ISO 2,000, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L, f/1.8 at 1/100, Perfectly Clear V2.) enlarge.

 

11 December 2014, Thursday

The Elf on the Shelf caught on the toilet— pooping gumdrops

LIVE VIDEO: The Elf on the Shelf caught on the toilet— pooping gumdrops!!! The Elf on the Shelf is a mischievous little guy who moves around the house when no one is looking. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video; original is stunning HD.)

 

09 December 2014, Tuesday

Ryan takes an eye test.

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan takes an eye test. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video; original is stunning HD.)

 

11 December 2014, Thursday

Ryan's birthday at Mangia Bene

LIVE VIDEO: Ryan's birthday at Mangia Bene. (iPhone 6 Plus emailed video; original is stunning HD.)

 

05 December 2014, Friday

Mission Viejo at Christmas

Christmas lights at 55 MPH, 05 December 2014. Fuji X100T, f/2 at 1/70 hand-held at 55 MPH through the car window at Auto ISO 6,400 at night, Perfectly Clear V2. © Camera-original file.

 

Empanadas in Mission Viejo at Christmas

Empanadas. Fuji X100T, f/16 at 1/60 hand-held through window at Auto ISO 800.

 

Ryan and Katie at the Christmas House

Katie and Ryan at the Christmas house. (Fuji X100T, flash ON, f/2 at 1/13 hand-held at Auto ISO 1,000, Perfectly Clear V2.)

 

More Ryan Rockwell Photos

April - November 2014

January - March 2014

December 2013

November 2013

August, September and October 2013

June and July 2013

April and May 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

Late December 2012

Early December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012    Kindergarten!

July and August 2012    Summertime!

June 2012     Pools, cotton candy and Corvettes!

Late May 2012   Gymnastics and Spider Crabs!

Early May 2012

January, February, March and April 2012

October, November and December 2011

August and September 2011

April, May, June and July 2011

January, February and March 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

May and June 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

October and November 2009

September 2009

August 2009 Summer fun!

July 2009

June 2009 Loads of really cute water pictures!

May 2009 Loads of cute pictures!

April 2009

January, February and March 2009

September, October, November and December 2008

August 2008

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

February 2008

January 2008

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

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April and May 2007

March 2007

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December 2006

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