Thursday, 2 October 2008

More beginner photos

Here are some more beginner photos I took when I first got my camera.

The Walnut is from our very own tree in our paddock, the Tayberry from our veggy plot, and the flower was one at my mums.

I took the walnut photo by first focusing on the walnut, then locking the focus, and setting the nut in the corner of my shot. It's a tecnique I really like, and I have done it on some landscape photos as well - it gives that wonderful blurred background effect.

I took them all with the macro setting - when I get more used to the camera I'll start to experiment, but until then I'm afraid it's only the standard settings I'll be using!



Connie said...

These are beautiful photos Stiggy. you are a natural!. what is a tayberry? is it an edible fruit?

alcoholinky said...

cooo, I'm no photo expert but aren't the clear?? (she said somewhat naively!) I've never seen a live walnut before LOL

Stiggy said...

A Tayberry Connie, is a cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry. It's a nice thing too!

Thanks for that Inky - That Walnut came from our very own tree! It was covered in a fleshy fruit, which actually stains your skin like Henna!

Our builder told me it would happen, but I didn't believe him and rubbed it on the back of my hand, the next day I had a 'hand tan'!


Ruth said...

I like what you did with the walnut and that ball of light which is a mystery. It took me months to know how to set the camera (well my nephew did it for me) so that if I set the focus on a thing, I could then reframe and the focus would still stay on the thing, even if off to the side. But I'm not sure I'd know how to set it. :|

Stiggy said...

That ball of light is the flash going off and reflecting in the fireplace.

I thought it was a bit odd myself.

I wasn't sure what to do with it, but I posted it anyway!