I’d planned to get out and about today, ideally into a local park or even into the garden to try some more of that aperture stuff I’d talked about, but the weather was so oppressive and dank I decided to stay indoors and warm instead.
That is apart from a trip to buy baba some new shoes. Her first pair actually…
So, bereft of ideas for pictures I’ve tried to get a bit arty with those.
(0.6s, f/4.5, metering – matrix, focal length – 28.0mm, 18/08/07 20:34)
(0.8s, f/4.5, metering – matrix, focal length – 28.0mm, 18/08/07 20:35)
(1/2, f/5, metering – matrix, focal length – 28.0mm, 18/08/07 20:37)
(1/3, f/5, metering – matrix, focal length – 33.0mm, 18/08/07 20:43)
Two things came up as I took these. Firstly light and secondly background.
Light first – These were just taken using the little flash on the 400D plus the light available in the room. Before Picasa did it’s “I’m feeling lucky” thing, the pictures were very washed out with the red taking a lot of life from them. I’m not sure Picasa actually helped (I’m going to try and blog about that soon), but…
Background – Can’t help but feel these would look better on a white background. I may try this again with a white sheet or something to help reduce the noise (and the reds!).
I’m not sure if I have a favorite here. Probably the third one. I think. Maybe. I know the last one has ended up looking very bright or over exposed or something. Think that ruins it (I’ll go back to Picasa and see if it did something funny I guess – maybe even look at the edited image if I get brave)
For reference, the idea was to try and come up with an arty shot showing baba’s shoes (a sign of independence and growing up) composed against a book about Winnie The Pooh (the classic child’s adventure story).