ISO 400, 50mm, M mode, f1.8, 1/50
My mother is coming tomorrow so I spruced up the place with a bouquet of flowers. In it was a gerbera daisy. One of the petals fell to the floor and I noticed it as I was passing through the kitchen. It was later in the afternoon and cloudy so the light hit it so that it was practically glowing. I opened my aperture and, using the rule of thumb for slowest shutter speed, set that to 1/50. I bracketed the ISO and upon going through the results, this one was closest to reality. I enhanced the contrast and heightened the shadows just a bit. Not a great shot so I picked up the petal and placed it on the counter which is closer to the back door and thus, the light and repeated the process.
ISO 320, 50mm, M mode f1.8, 1/50
This time I realized that even though I was shooting straight at the petal, I should have increased the aperture and gotten more of the granite in sharp focus. I had to crop out much of the picture and even then, the edges are too soft. Next time....
ISO 6400, 50mm, M mode, f2.5, 1/80
This evening, I had my second ROP meetup and I was reminded how much fun these people are. I love to share my passion with them. Very fun.
We went to Vino for dinner after the meeting but since I had already had dinner with the family, I just had a drink. We sat outside and chatted while we enjoyed the atmosphere including this guy who serenaded us with 70's light rock. Not bad! He was very tolerant of me geting close to take pictures. Edna gave me a good pointer: when shooting musicians or anyone who is using an instrument of any sort be sure to get the entire instrument in the shot. Hadn't thought of that but makes sense. Thank you Edna!
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun