Thursday, November 19, 2009

Week 29, Day 210, November 19, 2009, No Whining


I think tonight was the beginning of a lot of indoor photos.  I have really enjoyed outdoor photography, and I enjoy being outdoors.  I've been dreading indoor shooting and attempting to take advantage of what little Sun light that we have during the day.

Tonight, I began looking around, and saw that there are lots of possibilities for indoor shooting.  This will help me to expand my horizons as a photographer.  I realize that I have a lot to learn, but that's ok.  So tonight's title is no Whining. (I can see many of you rolling your eyes.  The only good pun is a very bad one.)

What's your favorite pun?

Lessons Learned:
  • I was thinking about lighting tonight.  I used a incandescent bulb to back light the wine bottles.  I wonder if in the future if photos that have used incandescent bulbs will look old.  I guess this isn't a lesson, but more of an observation.
  • I think wine bottles are beautiful.  The colors, the designs, the corks.  I think this will make a great future subject as well.
  • I tried some photos with a short focal length, and focused on the middle bottles.  I didn't like that effect as well.  I think it would have been better to focus on some of the closer bottles, and blur the background a little more.  There must be some shots that a short focal length with the subject in the middle of the field in focus would be interesting.
Photo details: Exposure time 1 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 26 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 55mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod. 

10 comments:

Kari said...

Somebody's been stocking up on wine...

Nicki said...

This is a beautiful shot! I love it!!

Yolanda said...

A very nice shot and a most delicious subject! Makes me warm looking at it (and thinking I would like a glass of wine now). I too am dreading moving indoors for my daily shot, but the practice will be good for me.

James said...

I think it's neat the way some of the bottles are illuminated.

Re your comment. One guy saw me take his picture and he loudly cussed me up one side of the wall and down the other. I need to be more careful. :)

darango said...

I'm moving indoors too. And looking for creative lighting techniques that don't take much time to set up.

Andrew said...

I was blown away until I saw "tripod" at the end there :)

Great shot, I love the warm colors.

AB said...

A real jumble of colours here.

RuneE said...

That was an interesting way of doing it and with a nice effect. I must try something like that.

Regarding the question of where to put your focus, I think it depends on what you want to accomplish. One way would be to just experiment with various settings, see what you liked and continue from there.

Elizabeth Gilje said...

Looks like you have quite the collection! I agree, wine bottles can be really beautiful. I like the way your backlighting highlighted the various shades.

ruma2008 said...

Repetition of colors is very beautiful.
I have a very profound impression.