Archive for March, 2014

Sanctuary continued

23/03/2014

A few more images from the Asylum/Sanctuary assignment.

Sanctuary 2
Practicing narrow (or shallow) depth of field with an aperture of F5.

Sanctuary 2
Another one where I practiced narrow (shallow) depth of field. There were low light conditions, and my focal length was 135mm and F5.6 was the maximum aperture my lens would allow.

Sanctuary 2
In this image I like the framing and the soft colours. All in all it was a very good assignment to start us off with and to allow us to practice some techniques. Photos were taken with a Canon EOS D550, with an 18-135mm lens F3.5-F5.6. The lens suited me fine, except in low light situations with a long focal length where it would not go below F5.6.

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Sanctuary

07/03/2014

In the first year of the Bachelor’s degree we had an assignment called Asylum/Sanctuary. We had to choose one or the other, and then find a place which represented our choice, so we could practice our newly learnt technical skills. I chose Sanctuary and went to a Tibetan Buddhist Centre, which is described as a “peaceful and beautiful oasis in the city”. It was indeed very peaceful and quiet with lots of native pukeko’s walking around the grounds. 

Pukeko
This is one of the Pukeko’s and for this one and the next photo
I practiced “panning”. It did not quite work, because both subjects have blurry feet, but it was a good start.

Robes

Prayer Wheel

For this last image of the prayer wheel I practiced showing movement, whereby the subject is blurry and the background stays in focus. My settings were 1/6, F3.5 and ISO 100 and I did not have a tripod with me, which would have been better with such a slow shutter speed.
I could have easily used a higher ISO setting, so that I could have used a smaller aperture to get the background more in focus.

Still, I enjoy looking back at these images and that’s why I am posting them!

 


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