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.

And do check out my How-To and Birding pages as well.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 280 - The Monochrome Setting in your Camera

Before I could start complaining to anyone about how tired I felt, I decided to do my shot of the day.  I've become such a nag unto myself, lately - have to keep nagging to do the shot of the day, otherwise I am all eager to slack off.

I've had too many weekends with no rest and some commitment or the other, and that's finally gotten to me.  But you know the best part?  I'm going to be on vacation one whole week, starting Monday!  Yayyy!
I have quite a few errands to run, appointments to keep, but I'm going to try and finish all that by Tuesday, so I can just relax and do the stuff I haven't been able to do in a long time - watch a movie, listen to music, read a book and of course, do some sunrise and sunset photography.  I'm hoping we'll get some snow, so I can go out and do some frosty sunrises.  Let's see what Mother Nature has in store for me in terms of that.

These shots are of my little box of mints.  I took the shots in this dark and dingy part of my workstation because I was compelled to remain at it for a want of energy.  High ISO, and therefore the noise.  Soft focus, because the shots were handheld on an unstabilized lens on slow shutter.  No, I don't want to make excuses, but I'm just sayin'... ;-)  

Green Tea Mint

What I did today was set my camera to the Monochrome setting, and then compose the shots.  

So why shoot in "Monochrome"?  Read my how-to blog to see why.

1 comment:

  1. nice focus and dof, Toni. Since i've owned my camera, I can only count the number of times that I shot in monochrome using the built-in capacity. If you are to ask me where to change that particular setting, I definitely would not be able to answer. :)