Canon 50D, Nature, Photo Challenges, Photography

Travel Theme: Soft

I didn’t have to travel any further than my backyard for this week’s theme from Where’s my backpack?

ISO 160 50mm 0ev f/18 60s

This is a long exposure of the soft morning light.

Also, I just wanted to say thanks to all Veterans.  I remember.


50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Flowers, Nature, Photography

Just the Basics

And sometimes even that is too much to think about!  I’m thinking of the Far Side cartoon when the kid is asking to be excused from class because his brain is full.  That is what my life is like at the moment.  I am working on launching a website, so learning a lot of new stuff about that.  I’m also working with both my camera and editing software, so another huge pile of new things there.

About the camera.  I took it out this morning at about 6.  I’m trying to take advantage of two things, first the morning light, at this flower bed the sun hits by 6:30. Second, apparently I live on the sun because it was 82F/27C at 6am, it’s hot.  These are the best two images of the day. The first is using a 50mm lens the second a 28-135mm lens.  I will list the challenges of each under each photo.  Neither photo has had any post-editing.  I am hoping to get to that today and have a separate post about that.

ISO 100 50mm f/3.2 1/25

-Used a white balance card for this shot and liked the color much better than the AWB.

-Had trouble with focus on the center of the flower, next time try switching to manual focus.

-Liked the effect of slight underexposure, -0.3

ISO 100 135mm f/5.6 1/15

-Forgot that at 6am at f/5.6 there is not enough light.  Did not think to adjust the ISO higher than 100, will try to remember that for next time.

-This shot taken using manual focus, still not crazy about the results.  Since it is handheld, will try using the tripod next time.  Should probably also use live view and remote shutter, if I am taking out all my gadgets.

Had enough? me too!  Although, if you have any thoughts about the photos, feel free to leave a comment.