So this weekend I discovered the joys of Auto Focus and Manual Focus.
I’d noticed a spiders web outside on my trailer* and thought it looked quite pretty with the rain droplets thing.
So out I go with the camera and start trying to get a snap…
(No idea Pinky. I seem to have lost the settings. I’ll get them later)
OK, just so we’re all on the same page here. No you can’t see a spiders web. Seems the AF on the camera decides the spiders web isn’t worth focusing on and instead picks something behind it. In my case it’s the junk mound that is my back garden.
So, in an attempt to correct this I discovered MF** or “manual focus”.
(yes, there should be technobabble here too. My world has deserted me…)
OK, I know there are flies on it, and so technically the title of this blog entry isn’t correct. I also know the manual focus isn’t “technically” in focus, but I actually think that’s more to do with the Aperture I was using than my inability to see.
The AF photo hasn’t been toughed in any way save getting made a little smaller in file size. The MF photo has had the usual plethora of Picasa “I’m Feeling Lucky” done to it. I really need to work out what that crap is myself.
* Yes, I own a trailer. I bought it in a moment of madness in reaction to finding out I was going to be a Daddy. I needed to invest in a “man thing”. There’s something manly about reversing a trailer. Something that lets you look into the eyes of those big rig drivers and share the nuances, the skill, of backing up with a load on (so to speak). Course, I’ve only been told this – I have problems going forwards with the trailer on…
** Last night while uploading the photos and discovering they were out of focus or the focal range was too short, I discovered MF also stands for “Mother F***er”…