Tuesday, January 2, 2007

FINDING the LIGHT

I have been working a lot with an inexpensive fixed (non-zoom) lens that has a wide aperature opening, which lets in a lot of light...letting you shoot in real low light with quicker shutter speeds. This is kind of a new way for me to work, so I have been pushing it as much as possible. I spent an hour or so in the basement, just shooting things using the lightbulb fixed into the rafters. There is a lot of old dirty stuff down there left by previous residents. I find this kind of neat, and kind of disturbing that in 7 years, we still have not thrown away the previous residents stuff. The interesting thing is that there are real old books, and records and a lot of old glass containers. I think these old things can tell a story of sorts.....

My Evie

6 comments:

Dalissa 365 said...

I think I am in love with that lens, now. Using the other camera today wasn't as fun but today for me represented documenting how I spent most of my time today.

I love the Evie photos and the basement shots. It is a 100 year old basement... who wants to go down there to clean out that stuff? I had big ideas of saving the records but oh well.

Carol said...

I love those pictures!

my15minutes said...

What is your f-stop on these? Is this an effect that could be duplicated on a digital (decent, but hardly professional!) camera if manual settings were applied? I love that short depth of field, and haven't really played with my camera enough to see if it could create that effect well or not. That's what I miss about my old manual camera...I often shot with a low fstop and loved that mussy foreground/background thing.

Dancingirl365 said...

What great shots!

I love old books, but somehow find neglected ones sad. Those close-ups have character.

Love the shots of Evie, too. What a cutie!

jeff said...

I am not sure how to respond to specific posts here, but in answer to my15minutes' question....f/1.4. I know some of the better all in one cameras have large aperatures. It should say on the lens. Obviously it would be hard to control with that kind of camera, but I would assume that if you turned off the flash, and were working under low light, it would automatically use it widest opening. Just hold the camera real steady!

paula365 said...

Heck, yeah, they tell a story! Don't ever throw them away! Of course I love the pictures.