Sunday, July 27, 2008

Swinging in the sunshine

Swinging in the sunshine

I thought of going against the conventional. Instead of applying the DOF (Depth of Field) such that the subject is clear but the background blurred, I decided to blur the subject in the background.

I have hoped to capture the "time" rather than the "activity". Personally, looking at this picture makes me feel like time is standing still; but for you it might be a really bad blurry picture!!!

I would be very much interested in knowing what you feel...

EXIF Data:

f-stop: 3.2
Exposure: 1/320
ISO: 100
Flash: No

Friday, July 25, 2008

Out for the week

Guys,
I will be out till Tuesday 7.29.08.

Till then, no pictures, sorry.

Have a safe weekend everyone!

--A--

Friday, July 11, 2008

My foray into the tripod world

So this is my first ever experience with a tripod. I have been keeping an eye on the moon for a few days now, and I shot this with a really low aperture.

My thoughts were that since it's a really cloudy night, I would need to keep the aperture really low. However, keeping the aperture to 2.5 sec also meant that the moon moved a bit! I guess I will have to keep playing...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Let's go to the fireworks...


scale, originally uploaded by uhsa.

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th

So this time I was trying my hands at the July 4th fireworks. I read a few forums online that told me about what I had to be aware of; but when it came time to shooting pictures, everything went out of the window!


I usually like to take a picture of fireworks that has a "clean" explosion of fireworks. Take the picture above, for example. I waited till I thought the surrounding fireworks had fizzled out, and the only thing that remained was the "globe" of fire.




The same thing with the picture above. I wanted to just take the "Star", not the other fireworks with it. I feel when I look at fireworks picture that sometimes it destroys the image.

Take a look at the picture below. Now some may think it's okay, some like me may not like it...



Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Feet


I had an assignment to take a picture of the feet, and since every one with a mother was taking the same kind of pictures, I thought I would make it a B&W one and color up only the feet. This effect makes the "feet" stand out in the picture...


Another interpretation of "feet". You can compare the above picture with say when you are on the beach. I deliberately kept the snow B&W and the patch of yard in color, as if to say the spring is around the corner; fret not, the future looks bright...