Hold Me Tight

So here we go, attempt number 2 at accomplishing a 365 Project!  I tried to do this last year, but failed.  Miserably.  I was recently going through my old files though and saw so much improvement with frequent shooting, that I've decided to make it a priority.  Another recurring theme I uncovered during my trip down memory lane: I wasn't in the pictures.  My poor children are going to look through their photo albums years down the road and only remember me as the big person with a big box attached to their face.  So in the spirit of improvement and presence, I dragged out my tripod, fiddled with the self timer and manual focus, and nabbed these couple of shots with my youngest.  I hope that one day she'll treasure them as much as I do.

For those interested, these were shot at f/3.5, 1/200, ISO 800, E/V +1, with my 24mm.