Thursday, November 26, 2009

Week 30, Day 217, November 26, 2009, D Chord, Weekly Winner


It was a busy Thanksgiving day.  I did take some photos of the family laying down on the floor and relaxing after a big meal, but decided not to use that photo.

My daughter's boy friend began playing some guitar, so I tried some new shots. This is the first photo that I have taken that I like the depth of field (DOF) part way into the photo highlighting the fingering for a D chord.  I've been looking for an opportunity to have this type of  DOF, and I think it works in this photograph.

Lessons Learned:
  • I have to remember to keep various ideas in the back of my mind.  Opportunities may present themselves that allow me to use these ideas to produce interesting photographs.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/50, Aperture f/1.8, ISO 1600, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 81mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, hand held.

Weekly winner in online viewer poll.

This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

12 comments:

AB said...

A very good use of depth of field.

Andrew said...

Love the DoF.

And I have to agree with your lesson learned - I started writing all my ideas down; now I carry a typed list of photography things to do when I'm feeling uninspired.

Plus, it's a picture of a guitar. So, win!

paulsweany said...

Nice shot!

I love photos with shallow DOF.

Your lesson learned sounds like a good one. I'm going to have to make a list like Andrew said.

The World Around Me said...

Yes, a very good use of DOF. I will also make a list of photo concepts to jog my memory when I'm out and about and looking for a good image.

Kmo said...

Great shot! And I agree with everybody else on your lesson being a good idea. I'll write down ideas on scrap paper at home, but never take them with me. And sometimes I lose them. Need to work on keeping the ideas in one spot, lol.

RuneE said...

You did that very well (the DOF, I mean)

Sharodindu said...

Great Shot....

TheColorTree said...

Very classy!

Matthew said...

Classic shot - guitars are great photo ops.

Rinkly Rimes said...

That type of focus is very effective as it focuses the mind too.

John said...

Nice shot, and the dof really works on this shot.

awarewriter said...

Your depth of field experiment is a success. Your photo tells the story very well.