Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Best Lens Picture

This weeks Bloggography challenge was to take the best picture with any of your lenses.  I have a Nikon D60  The standard lens that came with is is an 18mm-55mm, 1.3.5-5.6.  It also has Vibration Reduction and Auto focus (which both can be turned on or off.)  It is the kind of lens that does a little bit of everything.  Right now it is the only lens I have right now (on my wish list is a zoom lens) and I love taking all different types of pictures with it.

I usually read the challenge and plan out my picture taking fro the weekend, which is what i did this time.  Unfortunately, on Friday we were hit with a (15 minute) thunderstorm that knocked out our power until Sunday.  Of course, the weather was dreary, cold and cloudy and I did not realize my battery needed charged.  I did manage to take a few pictures one of the nights without power.  Here is my favorite:



ISO 1600, f 4.2, +1.3 EV

I love how "Love is in shadow in the background.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rule of Thirds.

This week in the Bloggography Tutorial we learned about the Rule of Thirds.  Basically, you imagine a tic-tac-toe board over the viewfinder and attempt to position your subject where the lines intersect.  This usually enhances the aesthetic quality of your pictures.  You can read the full explanation here.
Here is my best picture from the week using this Rule:



I went back and looked at some on my pictures over the last year and discovered that about 80% of "My Favorites" follow this rule.   I never realized it.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

How To Clean A Cabinet:

Missed a Spot!

All Clean!