To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 63 - Exposure bias

Another experiment lying in bed - I was watching the sunny patches on the trees and loved the way this tree branch kept swaying in and out of the light.  This is what finally forced me out of bed - I just had to get near the window to see what I could do with the light patches.

My camera still had my 90 mm macro on it, which I never bothered changing.  I played with the exposure bias here a little trying to figure out how not to blow out the leaves in the sunny patch.  I also read about stopping the aperture way down to get a "sunstar" effect which didn't work out quite as it should have, but the dust, cobwebs and scratches on my window created some interesting diffraction.  And did I mention in one of my earlier posts that I absolutely love the bokeh that this lens makes?

I have to admit there's a fair amount of camera shake since the shots were handheld.

Ok.. enough for now!  My head really hurts from the light from the monitor.  I hope you'll tell me a good trick to catch the light and shade of the late afternoon sun.

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