Neodigital Art | Update 24
I’m getting technical this week because I switched my camera to A for aperture this week to take this shot. The depth of field was very short (the berries were close) and so I got the berries in focus and as a bonus I also got a spider’s web!
Aperture settings are in F stops and the wider the setting the more light that tends to be let in. The camera compensates for the wide aperture by making the shutter speed faster. I can set the aperture and then switch the manual (M) and set the shutter speed manually. The fast shutter speeds let in less light (darker picture) and a slower shutter speed will hopefully let in more light (lighter picture). F stops, go from F3.2 up to F8 on my camera. Just to confuse things, the smaller the number, the wider the aperture! I set the aperture at 3.2 for this shot for a short depth of field.
This is a similar photograph but I edited it to make the tree behind the spider’s web darker and the spider’s web more visible. You can see in both pictures the berries and spider’s web are in focus while the rest of the photo is out of focus.
I like the muted colours in this photograph. The sky was overcast and so I didn’t get many good photographs. This again was with a wide aperture and I have the plants in the foreground in focus but the background is reasonable too. There is actually a river running through that field but it’s not very visible. The 18th century bridge is just visible on the other side of the field.
This photograph was a sort of afterthought. I looked out the window of the car just as we were about to move on and thought it might make a good shot. This is with a narrow aperture because it’s a landscape with a deep depth of field. You can see the bridge in this shot, there are steps up to the top and the canal goes over that bridge. There was a horse in that field and last time I saw rabbits! Things tend to be a little mixed, I was parked on the car park of a Mexican restaurant! Close by there’s another 18th century aqueduct, but also another restaurant, then over the road a multi screen cinema and a casino. The lane is very narrow and leads to a very spooky cemetery!
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