Friday, 7 March 2008
Monday, 3 March 2008
Reflection in the wing of my mirror on my dressing table.
What is so interesting is that to get the reflection in focus means that the actual mirror is way out of focus. Thus, the plane of the reflection is very different to that of the surface that it is in! Weird!
These two bottles stand on my dressing table. Not only are they reflecting in the surface of the dressing table, but I am reflected in the little blue bottle - twice in fact.
It was a superb morning for reflections in car windows this morning, I saw loads of great reflections on my dog walk - but I didn't have the nerve to take a picture of someone elses car!LOL So here's my house reflected in my car!
I did taek some others of me taking the picture which are quite good too.
All these photos are taken fully manual. I am getting used to it, and enjoying thinking more about the taking of the photo.
Sunday, 24 February 2008
This one highlights a pitfall of manual! I was so intent on getting the focus and everything else right, I forgot about composition! LOL I was focusing on Merlin's eye, and that of course was in the middle of the viewfinder. All I had to do was move the view down a bit!
These next few are for my A-Z album of everyday things, D is for dinner! This one has been cropped from landscape to portrait. f4.5, 1/60th, ISO 1250, wb sunny. I quite like this one, DD seems to be pretty much in focus. Maybe not as sharp as I'd like, but I guess that's the high ISO.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
All these pics are taken on 800 ISO, although I am not sure I like the graininess of a higher ISO!
This photo is taken on f4.5 1/40th sec
I am pleased with this picture of my washing basket!! LOL It's full of clean ironed washing waiting to be put away!! I really like the angle of the shot, much more interesting. That's DDs bedroom door in the background with her dangly curtain thingy!
f4.5 speed 1/30
These 2 pics are of my pots of make up on my dressing table. I think I will come back to these, because I love the texture of the pots, and the reflections both in the top and in the make up!
This one f4.5 speed 1/80
This one f4.5 speed 1/100
I thought I would like the first one best, because it is a more interesting angle, but actually I prefer this one, because of the wonderful reflections! I love the way the rich wood has come out in the photo.
Still not to sure what the histogram is telling me, but I will keep it on show and as I take more photos, I guess I will learn from experience!
Shutter speeds were quite low with this lot of photos, and that maybe a reason for my blurry shots before. I also think that when I shoot on f4.5 and 70mm, I sometimes get the wrong bit kn focus!! All a bit hit and miss still at the moment! LOL
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
My digital radio, that I have constantly tuned to Radio2!
A true everyday thing, my tin of WW soup for dinner!
Sunday, 17 February 2008
I tried out different exposures and looked at the histogram. But I am not sure how to read the histogram. I understand that there is not a perfect histogram, but there is an optimum of 2 peaks towards the edges of the graph. But most of mine just had one peak in the middle! Think I need to read up on it more. Off to find my manual.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
I am keen to scrapbook my everyday life this year, so this course will hopefully get me taking some good photos for this project! I think it's wide enough to cover all the modules, and easy enough to find subjects to photogrpah (I don't have to go anywhere!)
It's a lovely bright morning out there, so off I go!
Friday, 15 February 2008
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Monday, 21 January 2008
Sorry for the poor quality photo! I wanted to take a photo of my poor old engagement ring! It got pulled out of shape a couple of months ago when Merlin pulled on the lead! I MUST get it to the jewellers to be mended, and it probably wants resizing now.
It was DH's grandmother's ring. I don't think it is particluarly valuable, it has 2 small sapphires and a diamond set into a sort of swirl setting (very trendy now!! LOL)
Due to poor light and the fact I don't ownm a macro lens, I decided to take the photo of it perched on top of this chinese box, which also has a ring on it! Please excuse the dust LOL!