I often treat these photo challenges as assignments. So I headed out “on assignment” last night. I was very uninspired and my images looked it, so I’m not going to share them.
Instead I am bringing you a photo taken about 45 minutes after sundown in Monument Valley last August 2013. This is the “Camel” Monument. There are two versions here. I actually prefer the darker exposure, but I was concerned you might not be able to see it
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I have this really nice lens that I’m just not getting results with. It’s the Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO M.Zuiko and it gets very solid reviews. I’m pretty sure it’s user error. When I get a good shot with it, it’s beautiful, but for some reason the focus rarely seems right and photos end up looking a little soft.
So I set out with it this very early this morning to just practice a bit. I popped it into manual focus mode, just to play around and get comfortable. Here’s a few out of focus shots that came from my playtime this morning–kinda cool, but now it’s time to learn how to get images tack sharp…
Any Backyard, Santa Barbara, California, USA
For my fellow photo geeks…
- Olympus OM-D E-5
- Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
- Lightroom 5 – VSCO 4
I’d thought about posting something form our Colorado Plateau trip, but after going through some of my favorites nothing really felt right. Then I remembered this pair of converse that swing from the power lines on my favorite walk. The trail takes me under them everyday they’ve been there for years.
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