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Unlike previous summers since my husband and I got together, this one has been a bit more low key for us. We haven’t taken as many day trips as a family because of the kids’ schedules and because of financial reasons. We did manage to squeeze in a few day trips, though, that I captured on my Panasonic LUMIX G7. Because of the 4K Photo Modes, I was able to capture some of those in-between moments that cameras sometimes miss or blur.
The 4K Photo Modes allows me to choose the best frames out of a series of shots so I don’t have to worry about getting stuck with bad photos. I can just delete them and move on to the next 4K Photo Mode set. I take my camera with me everywhere because I never know when I will need it.
I’m grateful for that technology because I ended up with some truly amazing shots that I will treasure forever. In fact, one day I will make a book for each child with photos of our time together so they have it for when they’re older and missing their parents.
One of our day trips this summer included a trip the the Kancamagus Highway that runs through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We stopped at several places along the way to play in the river.
At the first place we stopped, my son wasted no time jumping into the water, shoes and all. I followed a few seconds later. The water was cold and refreshing, the perfect solution to a hot summer day.
After he played in the water for a few minutes, we walked a little further down river. That’s when we caught sight of this rock formation. I had to take a picture of it because it was neat, and I’ve always found formations like that interesting.
Moments later, this happened. My son decided to build his own rock formation, which was absolutely adorable. The look of concentration on his face was priceless. He was trying so hard to make sure the rocks were perfectly balanced.
And this was the end result! I like to think it’s still there.
After we left that portion of the river, we drove to a popular swimming hole further down the road. It was our first time taking the children there, so I wasn’t sure how they would like it since the water was fast-moving in spots.
It turns out they all loved it…even the big kid (my husband). In the photo below he was goofing off and walking against the current. Such a struggle! LOL!
I’m surprised the 4K photos came out as clear as they did because I was laughing so hard at him. What can I say? I find the man amusing. It’s partly why I married him.
I also love how he is with my children, especially my son. My son is quite the handful, at times, but Chris has the ability to get through to him when others can’t. In this photo, they had just gone down the rapids area. My son was clutching onto his stepfather’s arm for dear life with the biggest smile on his face. I love when he smiles like that. It melts his momma’s heart.
My husband and son weren’t the only ones who enjoyed themselves. This is my daughter going down the rapids area, head underwater. She came up with the biggest smile on her face too. In fact, I saw a lot of smiles on her face that day. She had a blast.
Another fun outing from our summer occurred just last week when we went to a media event at Edaville in Carver, MA, for the opening of Thomasland. My son has been a Thomas the Train fan for years, so when I was invited to attend the event, there was no way I could pass it up.
This photo was taken right before our ride around Edaville on Thomas. Like always, my husband and son were messing around.
And this photo was taken on one of the rides at Thomasland. That look on my son’s face is one of absolute joy and happiness. You can see the sparkle in his eyes. I’m so glad I caught it on camera. It wasn’t easy because the ride went straight up and down, so I got a lot of his feet and the top of his head. Because Panasonic‘s 4K Photo Modes allow me to take a series of shots at one press of the shutter, I was able to scroll through via the touch screen and choose the perfect shot.
One of our other destinations this summer was Pirate’s Cove, a mini golf place in New Hampshire. It’s a place we go to every year when we stay at the lakehouse. This year my son played all on his own without his momma’s assistance, and he enjoyed himself despite how hot and muggy it was.
Here is one more shot of my son at Pirate’s Cove. It’s not an action shot, but I love it all the same. It’s a good thing he’s still young enough that he doesn’t mind when I take photos of him. His older sister complains now if she catches me snapping ones of her.
Panasonic LUMIX G7 info:
- 4K Ultra HD video-recording capabilities that allow you to take up to 30 frames per second
- Images can be extracted into an 8-megapixel still photo
- Three different 4K Ultra HD photo modes to choose from: 4K, 4K Burst, and 4K pre-burst
- Built-in WiFi
- DSLM (M-mirrorless), making it more lightweight than DSLR cameras
- DFD focusing which allows for fast and accurate autofocusing
- 16 MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
- Venus Engine 9 Image Processor
- 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
- Limited one-year warranty
- Included accessories/items: shoulder-strap, rechargeable lithium-ion battery with battery charger, DVD-ROM software, AC Cable, etc.
- Price: varies depending on which camera lens you want on the purchased camera ($797.99 – $1,295.98)
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