We’ve been fortunate to have such a warm winter (although this also means we’re experiencing a drought) that the kids have been able to play at the park anytime they want. I, like most parents take a ton of pictures of my kids with my iphone but as you know, you cannot take action shots with a camera phone. How many of you have tried taking pictures of the kids on the swing? Most often, you end up with a lot of blur or if they’re swinging really fast, they end up not even being in the picture! When you want a sharp image, you have to use a camera with a high shutter speed so you can freeze the motion. I used my Canon 5d miii with my 35mm 1.4 lens and my settings for the swinging images were: 1/2500 sec; f/1.8; ISO 200. I usually only take out my slr for special occasions and obviously for work, but park outings can be special too. And yes, that’s a big hole in E’s leggings. It was tiny before she started playing and it just kept growing and growing!