Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring!


Justin and I went to the park today with Renee, Payton, and Logan. The trees are FINALLY starting to flower, and so I practiced shooting on manual a little bit. I'm used to a ghetto old camera, and I still haven't really gotten the feeling of the new one yet. I find it a little cumbersome to change the aperture, etc. with the Rebel XS. Here's the weird thing--I can NOT for the life of me make my straight-out-of-the-box camera and lens go to anything below F-5. Am I losing my mind? I should be able to go down to at least 1.2 in Manual mode even with the basic 18-55mm lens, right?

Anyway--this picture is a little blown out, but I really like the look of it even straight out of the camera. I don't think I'd do a single edit to it in Photoshop!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my, that's a gorgeous shot!

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  2. I love that pic! I wish flowers were blooming here.

    As for the lens, at 18mm the lowest f number you will be able to get is 3.5 and at 55mm, the lowest f number you will be able to get is 5.6. This is of course assuming that you have the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. The aperture isn't a constant number with this lens so it changes depending on what focal length you are using. I hope that made sense :o)

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  3. I so miss those flowers...makes me think of spring time on campus... :) I know you probably have some cute shots of those kids too...why're you holding out on us??

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  4. Ditto Lori B on the aperture. If you want a lens that will let you go really wide open with the aperture but won't cost a lot look into the Canon 50mm 1.8. The only lenses that will let you get down to 1.2 are well over $1000.

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  5. I am so jealous that it is starting to look like spring by you! It's so cold here again, and the trees look fall like.

    Another beautiful photo as always!

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  6. Ditto Lori. The lowest F/ I can use on my 18-55 is f/3.5.

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  7. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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