Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Week 43, Day 302, February 23, 2010, Junk Drawer

Tonight was the unmidas touch.  Nothing that I tried worked. 

Lessons Learned:
  • About 50 ways on how now to do something. 
  • I did learn that I need a circular polarizer for this one.
  • Failure can be tiring.
Photo details: Exposure time 25 sec, Aperture f/22.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 40 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.


Andrew said...

In sepia, that would look like vintage, especially if you added some noise or something.

But yeah. I had a pretty uninspired day too.

James said...

I wonder how this would look with a wider apeture setting like 2.8 or more? Then either leave in or crop out the bokeh. I really like your ideas.

Nicki said...

I like the junk drawer shot. Not everything didn't work.

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

not sure if i mentioned steve - but i prefer pictures that "dont work" - not sure if you're including this one in that bracket, but i love irregularities or off contrast pictures. out of focus or strange in some way. i really like this one and cant see any flaws - or what i would consider a flaw, which might only be a boring or static shot. i like the close up too

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

actually, kinda reminds me of a photo i took of leaves many years ago - maybe i can find it and post it

Gallow said...


I did try sepia, but didn't like it as well.


I did try a wider aperture, but didn't have my filter on at the same time. I should go back and try that again.


Thank you.


I know what you mean about photographs that don't work. (Especially other peoples photos that don't work. haha). I do consider this as a photo that didn't work, but I'm still not sure why. I think it might be all the galvanized nails that cut down on the reflection. Perhaps a bunch of nails that are not galvanized may be more interesting. I'm not sure.

Thank you all for your comments. They all gave me further thought. Perhaps this was much more productive than I first thought.


Sylvia said...

That is a very creative picture! There's something magic in nails and screws, isn't it?