Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Can See It!!

I wanted to photograph this beootiful tomato that was given to us. It was grown in a greenhouse. Can't wait to see how it tastes! We're waiting for it to ripen. Anyway, I decided to go from one extreme to another with my F-stop (aperture - opening in the camera) and adjust my shutter speed to what my camera said is correct and see what happened. I was trying to get a blurred background (shallow depth of field) and I finally did it manually. I can see it! This top shot was as far as I could go with the smallest F-stop - F27. You see, an F stop is a fraction so it's actually 1/27th. My camera showed a correct exposure to be 1.5 seconds for the shutter speed. As you can see, it is "clear as a bell" from front to back, everything is in focus.

So I went the other way as far as I could go and used an F4 with a shutter speed of 1/30 and the background is blurred, a shallow depth of field. I like both photographs but I preferred the background to be blurred, as in the bottom photo, so the tomato would be the star!

1 comment:

  1. Me, too, I like the second one better. That tomato is a beauty. With the plate you chose, it has an Autumn feel to it, a time many may wish were now for the snow and ice that has overwhelmed this winter.