Monday, February 1, 2010

Week 40, Day 282, February 1, 2010, "Can you Hear Me?"

I received a Web Cam for Christmas.  This Web Cam in unique in that the manufacturers put a lot of emphasis on the sound.  The microphone looks about 10 times larger than the lens.  (The lens was out of focus, so I cropped it.)

Lessons Learned:
  • I was playing with my 50 mm lens with a fstop of 1.8.  I wanted to have a very shallow depth of field.  The problem was that I couldn't get very close to the subject with the 50 mm lens. When I tired, the lens would not focus.  When I pulled back the depth of field increased, and items that I wanted out of focus were now in focus.  But, I found that if I moved them in front of the area in focus, they became out of focus much more quickly.  In the future I think this will come in handy.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/15 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 400, Focal Length 40 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held.


James said...

Cool shot Steve. I think that it's realy anoying when lenses don't focus on what they are supposed to.

Andrew said...

Fantastic close-up! And not even with a macro lens. I love the coloring and the texture.

Yolanda said...

The focusing length is the limitation on the 50mm lens. You can get about a foot and a half away. The 50mm simulates the human eye in what it sees, so it many regards it makes sense that it can't focus in so close. But you did a great job here getting a nice close-up with so much detail. Nice patterns and highlights!

Sandra said...

Great texture and color.

webruci said...

Hello my dear friend, is nice to see you:)
I'm back from sunny Portugal, from HOME! It is a great feeling be here again.

Your photo is perfect!

Hugs from Portugal.