The Pure Joy of a Child

The pure, wide-eyed, innocent joy of an excited child. It's something all children have, and all adults wish they still had.

In the case of this adult, it's also something I wish I could capture.... with my camera. These were the best I could do on Christmas morning...

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 20mm — 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 800 — full exif

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/90 sec, f/5, ISO 800 — full exif

Sometimes, the excitement is just a little too much for him. Opening one present (a bubble-maker from Grandma and Grandpa, thanks!), he exclaimed “Yeah! This is just what I need!” This alone is funny enough, coming from a four-year-old, but it was soon followed by “What's this?

I have it on video... I should upload it, but I'm a bit crunched for time. We're heading off for a three-day mini-trip tomorrow, until the 31st.

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