Sunday Sleepies

I’ve spent the morning cruising the web, reading this article, that blog, skimming Facebook. The photo shoot I had scheduled for this morning fell through and I just can’t seem to get myself in gear.  Here are a few images I shot this morning.

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Day 236 – Morning Sun and Afternoon Portrait

I usually shoot midday or late afternoon during my work week, but this morning I looked out my office window and saw some awesome morning light. I grabbed my camera and headed out for about five minutes.  I love the golden glow.

And late this afternoon I did a little experiment with myself.  I’d read this article, The Ultimate Guide to Zone Focusing for Candid Street Photography, at Digital Photography School and wanted to play with it a bit. These were shot at 1600 ISO, f/8, 1/30s.  To start, I focused the camera on a spot about five feet away. I then adjusted my camera according to the technique in the article, balanced the camera on my printer and set the timer to release the shutter. Voila!  I was in the focal plane!

Day 34 – Indoors and Out

I got tired of fiddling with this:

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So I went outside. How I love it that while the gardeners keep the lawn mowed and the leaves blown, they pretty much leave the wild vegetation in a natural state. Otherwise they would have weed-whacked this lovely away.

© Carissa Snedeker