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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!!!


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!