Wednesday, February 10, 2010

365/41 Shooting From The Hip/4

Ah, the memories... I gave this very old wooden train set to my daughter, and today we were playing with it. So naturally this became today's subject of this week's theme! I can't believe how tiny that DOF is at this distance at f/2.8! It looks like during my attempt to "recompose", I lost focus by a tiny microscopic amount. It's clearly visible at 100% crop. I also decided to richen up some colors in this photo. You be the judge!

Lens and camera settings:
50mm f/2.0 @ f/2.8, 1/160sec and ISO 200. Flash bounced off the ceiling, no compensation.



  1. Chris, The color is so rich. How did you your camera to shoot at f2.0? The lowest mine has gone in sunlight is f3.5. Also, I would love any feed back from you on the 365 forum. I am very impressed by your work and would love to hear your comments.

  2. I know I have to work on CCing more people, I'm sorry about that! I'll make sure to pay more attention to you next time I post :)

    The camera only controls the aperture number, not how wide you can open it. The lens determines how low the number can go. I bought the Olympus 50mm f/2.0, which can go down to 2.0. What lens do you shoot with? If it's your kit lens, that's most likely why you can't go very low. If you're a canon/nikon shooter, you should be able to get a hold of a nice 50mm f/1.8 for a decent amount of money :) Let's just say you'll be spending a fraction of what I spent ;-)