Friday, March 26, 2010

A Photo Walk

Yesterday after school, I headed down to a little park near the school. I went on a fairly successful photo walk, which was fun. I had two keepers from the shoot, but I think I like this one better.

click to enlarge, or see it on Flickr
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/13
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 100 mm

Once again, my dad's macro lens saves the day. I'm continually astounded at how close I can get with it.

Anyway, the exposure on this was a little wonky. The sky was washed out, but it was so gray that it looks, well, gray. The edge of the acorn is closer to blending in with the sky than I want, but I got it as separated as I could by increasing contrast and toying with exposure and stuff. The bottom-right hand corner was too sharp, so it looked terrible when the acorn was at a nice level of contrast, so I just used a layer mask and the blur tool to take the edge off. It's not an important area to the picture anyway.

1 comment:

  1. I like the texture of the rocks, and the acorn. I need to get me a macro!! :-)

    Did you know that you can use an acorn cap as a whistle. You place your thumbs over the cap, and form a v hole with the top of your thumbs. Then you blow into the v like you would a bottle to make the sound.


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