It’s been a while now since I have had any inspiration to write a post on the blog. Mainly this is due to a very severe adverse reaction to the last lot of chemo which saw me in the hospital intensive care unit for three days and following four days in a side room with isolation nursing. It has knocked me sideways but I am glad to say that my energy levels (and appetite) are slowly returning to normal.
It has been even longer since I have made any contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week it is FOCUS, something that I have never been able to get to grips with. I have read books and even been to a six week photography course at the local college, but apertures and depth of field are still a puzzle to me. It makes me very annoyed with myself that I am failing to get to grips with the concept. It doesn’t stop me from fiddling with the aperture and focal length of the lens. I find that photographs of soften foreground and out of focus background are my favourites and below are just a few examples.
This photo was taken at the end of July when I visited Geoff Stonebanks lovely Driftwood Garden in Seaford, East Sussex. I like the way the lily sculpture stands out from the background.
This is my wildflower patch. Although the poppies are slightly out of focus, the blue cornflowers stand out.
These are some of the beautiful Antirrhinum with the white Cosmos out of focus in the background. It is photos like this that I would like to be able to get to grips with depth of field and have both flowers in sharp focus.
This is my favourite photo with the Astrantia softened in the foreground and, again, the white Cosmos in the background.
These photos were taken on my Nikon D3100 DSLR camera and whilst I am still very much an amateur I love practising and taking photos from different angles and I will get to grips with aperture numbers eventually.
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