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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Camera dump...

I just posted today's photo to my Project 365 blog, 365 Daze to 40 , and decided to share the few that didn't make the cut over here. I used my new lens that I talked about in the previous post. I am going to love this thing! I have been fascinated for quite a while now with bokeh . It had been popping up on blogs quite a bit recently, especially over the holidays as Christmas lights lend themselves so well to bokeh. I attempted it when we had our tree up but the other lenses I have were just not quite right for it. Since I was itching to use my new lens, and the Christmas stuff is long since put away, I took advantage of the one thing we have a lot of around here: laundry! I know I know...weird photo subject, but I am all about keeping it real!

Here are a few of the many shots I took. I deleted quite a few but decided to upload these in addition to the one I chose for my other blog because, though I clearly have a looooong way to go in learning what I am doing, they were not a bad first attempt and there is at least a little something in each of them I like.


I really like this one! Though my intent was to focus on the bottle of detergent I somehow focused on the pile of towels instead, lending a bokeh affect to both the foreground and background of the photo.


This one was a little more what I had in mind, though I didn't want the whole bottle in the shot.


Eh. The bokeh is there. It's OK, I guess.


I like this one, too, but the towels are still a little too much in focus.

I promise to find more interesting bokeh subjects for future posts!!!
:-)

7 comments:

Christa said...

Very cool...I have never heard of the term Bokeh...I have done some pictures with the Bokeh effect and didn't even know what it was called! LOL...I have a feeling I am going to learn alot from your blog!

Terri and Bob said...

Learning something new today! Cool pics!

Ms Bibi said...

I love your new camera. That's something that's on my wish list for this year.

I finally made it over to your new blog and became follower.Can't wait to follow your journey to 40.

Alicia said...

i never thought i would say this, but i love your laundry pictures! lol...i wish i could do all those neat things with my ghetto camera!

Beth P. said...

I love that first one of the towels with the blurry bottle! The lighting in that picture is nice :-)

Have fun playing with your new lens. I can't wait to see what else you share!

I have an award for you on my blog - please come by and take look!

Connie Weiss said...

Awesome! I bet you'll get some great shots now!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Isn't it amazing how something as boring as laundry can be fun when you're snappin' away???! Love these shots!