Friday, July 13, 2012

Pool Fun

For the past two weeks with Danica off school, we have pretty well had two kids full time. Swimming has been a major part of our days, beginning with lessons in the mornings and sometimes in the neighbour's pool in the afternoons.

At the beginning of the session, Jonathan was still a reluctant participant in the exercise, but within the past few days, his switch has flipped and he is really into it. Stunningly, he is even jumping off the diving board. What a change!

I took six frames of one of his jumps, aligned them in Photoshop and with a bit of selecting and masking combined the six frames into one.

Here are a few video clips of the kids in the pool. I'll let you guess who the white-skinned, bald guy who needs a bra is.

I didn't put the same amount of work into this video as the previous one, but they both play well in full-screen mode if you care to see them larger.

As you can tell, we are having a blast, even though we're pretty tired at the end of days and weeks.


Hilary said...

I grinned through the full video. They're just adorable. I love the way you interact with those sweeties. And you did a great job of aligning the photos into one.

Diana said...

That photo was A M A Z I N G!! And the video, what a good grandfather you are!! Love Di ♥

Jimmie Earl said...

How fun! I am envious! First, I love the water having been raised on a lake, but can't swim anymore because of the massive ear problems I still fight regularly. Secondly, my son and his wife have decided to exclude me from the day to day lives of my grands, so I don't see them too frequently. I am still not clear on their reasoning, but it is what it is. Maybe it's the lack of a Grams on this side of the family.

Lorna said...

Oh Mr Photoshop! you do good work

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

AC, you and Cuppa have been having way too much fun this summer, as it should be! We will be seeing and spending some time with our grandkids this week, so we are not too envious of the time you are having with them now...but we will be once our visits is over. Keep having fun!

Mary Gilmour said...

I note that the crotch strap is swinging loose in one photo - look out that it doesn't whap him one. I had to use threats to keep the dern thing fastened on Little Stuff at that age.
Amazing put together. I envy your skill level - with photos and kids.