This past weekend I payed around a bit with my prime lenses set at various shutter and ISO settings at f/4 and below. This example is a tweaked crop of the top of the old man cactus on our patio. When I took the shot the cactus was in full shade and the backdrop was a totally hot midday sunlit field. Obviously, the depth of field was VERY shallow. I used Photoshop to pull the detail out of the shadows which, in turn, homogenized the background. Why not?
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. 1/1000 second at f/2.8, ISO 400.
Canon T2i playing with extremes.
I grabbed this shot while out on a neighborhood walk today. For fun, I tweaked it mercilessly in post.
Canon G11 on a weekend walk.
The weather was warm and beautiful this past weekend and Mags and I got to spend it hanging out on the patio. I was feeling very lazy so my cameras stayed packed away, but I did have my iPhone handy and squeezed out a few mostly abstract shots.
iPhone/Hipstamatic lazing on the patio.
Neighbors. In my immediate vicinity, both of the two closest ones like strong, harsh night lighting and more often than not forget to turn them off. Drives me crazy because I like going out into my yard at night to look at the sky. Alas. So I got creative with it last night. And… It’s now 5:30 PM the next day and these lights are still on–they’ve been on all day. Happens all the time. And, yes, I’ve asked.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 28mm. 3.2 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Canon T2i looking over the fence.
Here’s a tightly framed view of some of our patio stuff next to Maggie’s office, “Cyberia.” I took the shot yesterday during my President’s Day holiday at the homestead photo walk with the G11.
Canon G11 framing circles around cyberia.