A very good online friend of mine got a new camera recently and is starting to take photos using the manual options her wonderful camera has to offer. And she’s learning really fast. So i decided to fenture into the land of non-autofocus and manual exposure times and shutter speeds. J reminded me of the basics, which I struggle to remember ever just two days later. I will write them down on my next attempts to go manual. But I thought I would share some of the photos of the bloom I tried to capture.

This is one of last years scallion in full seed. I love the pastel shades of purple of the light in the background.
The above was used with all the auto-settings available, but it wasn’t cropped.

This photograph was done with an aperture of 5.6 and a shutter speed of 1/1,250. The camera actually goes all the way to 3200. Maybe not necessary when taking photos of flowers like that :-P

The next one is also all manual with a shutter speed of 1/800.

I don’t cut the grass in the entire garden short. So we have a bit of a photogenic meadow at the moment.

3 Responses to “bloom”

  1. amy says:

    Yay! We can learn together! I love the yellow flower with the sky in the back ground. The yellow, blue and green go so well together. Nice job!

  2. caitsmom says:

    These are beautiful!

  3. Skytimes says:

    Love them. Especially the last two, I love the blurriness of the background.

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