May 1, 2018
This entry was posted on May 1, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Plants, Pond, Trees and was tagged with catkins, dried grass, nature, Northern Ohio, photography, pussy willows.
Beautiful – love the selective focusing here, wonderful diffuse backdrop. 🙂
May 1, 2018 at 4:15 AM
Thanks, Adrian. I’m trying not to shoot everything at ƒ13, which is what I usually like best.
May 1, 2018 at 8:32 PM
To me, f13 is a bit small- but, we’re all different! On full frame 70-300mm, I’m often on f8; on the APS-C X-T2, this equates to f5.6. But I often shoot with the aperture wide open too, esp when light conditions require it.
May 2, 2018 at 2:32 AM
I know at ƒ8 is supposed to be good for getting everything in focus, and ƒ8 was given someplace on the web as the sweet spot for my lens, but it just isn’t. I do need to think about using something beside ƒ13, though. Sometimes I have things in focus that I really don’t want in focus. I’ll learn. Maybe.
May 2, 2018 at 12:53 PM
May 1, 2018 at 6:22 PM
Thank you, Lynn. Your modelling of shallow DOF may be rubbing off on me.
May 1, 2018 at 8:35 PM
It’s certainly not unique to me, by ANY means, but thanks for the appreciation. That was one of the things I longed to do most with a camera, back in the days when I just had a little point and shoot. I would look at photos with that blurry DOF and dream. Shooting close-up was the other thing I wanted to do. I was so excited when I got a macro lens. My stubbornness about not using a tripod prevents me from making really precise close-ups, but I still enjoy it. What else? It would be nice to have a serious, full frame set up (yeah, I’d need a tripod) for big landscapes with lots of detail.
May 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM
I have a lovely tripod, but I rarely use it because I like to move around too much. Also, I don’t “see” big landscapes with lots of detail. I see a much narrower range of stuff. I’m having a hard time wondering which I should dream more for: a 70–300 telephoto lens or a macro. Since I’m just dreaming, I guess it doesn’t matter.
May 2, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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