Sunday, February 3, 2008

Day 35--Dianna's feet!

It's a mom thing, but I love my daughter's feet! Rather than put up several photos at various aperture settings, I thought I'd just make sure that I was very aware of different aperture possibilities this week, and then use the one I liked best. This photo was taken using my 35mm 2.0 lens, which I feel that I don't really understand it's capabilities well. I do like that it seems to be very useful in low light situations. This was shot in manual mode, f/3.5; exp 1/4; using a tripod, ISO 400; wb incandescent light. I removed the color cast because it looked too blue. I also ran an urban acid action on it, added a low opacity vignette and a frame.

With this lens, I have to focus manually, and am not sure if that means that if the process is the same as using autofocus. That is, if I focus on, say, my daughter's feet, can I then recompose and take the picture, with her feet having the sharpest focus?

Again, thank you to everyone who commented yesterday on my photos! Your comments made me feel much better about it!

21 comments:

Danielle said...

I'm no expert but I really like the shot. I think you did a great job. Hang in there.

Michelle said...

like the shot. great aperature. as for being able to recompose with a manual lens, i have no idea. just play around and test it.

Kimberly said...

I love this shot!!

April said...

that's a cool shot. i'm glad you're not feeling so discouraged.

Chell said...

Great shot. Love the DOF on this one.

Deb said...

You're doing great!! Hang in there and keep practicing!

Mandy said...

I am not an expert, but just wanted to say that I really also love my children's feet. :) Great shot.

Liz said...

Great aperture shot, I love this perspective. I think all Mums love their kids feet. :)

Val said...

Fun shot!

Jen said...

I'm huge on feet as well! Nice shot!

Becky said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog; I'm glad you're feeling less discouraged. When I use manual focus, I compose first and then adjust my focus where I want it.

cari said...

That is a fun shot! I think you did a wonderful job!
Cari

Jess said...

Great shot! I love my kids' feet too... (well, except for when the boys come in after sweating outside and their feet stink, lol!)

Amy said...

I like this shot, it's cute how her feet are crossed. I have the 100mm lens and take a lot of flower photos where I manually focus on one area, recompose and then press the shutter. My lens is autofocus though, so not sure if it would work the same.

Ginnie said...

Great shot of your DD!

Margaret said...

I think you're doing a great job. Don't get discouraged. I love the composition of this shot!

Mer said...

love the perspective. Nice shot.

Sara said...

I like the crispness of her jeans and the way her toes are wrapped around her other foot- hint of childhood still there.
I think you are getting the hang of the lens. Can't comment on MF lens, but you should always be able to recompose. Keep in mind though- with a wide apperture, if you recompose you are likely to throw off your point of focus- you'll have to work hard to avoid that.

Mom2Drew said...

I like your perspective on this.

Heather said...

Cute feet! I love to photograph my daughters' tootsies too.

Jackie said...

Having fun looking thru your blog :) need to catch up with everyone :)