20 May 2010

youcapture: depth of field.

i like to shoot wide open. [also, i like pink lady apples smothered with nutella; robust thunderstorms; and the color (or non-color, if you will) grey. and british spellings.]

i think i default to tiny f-stops partly out of necessity, since my little camera doesn't do low light. and it certainly doesn't hurt that smallish f-stops breed instant bokeh, and my heart is one big soft spot for that blurry deliciousness.**

in case you don't have time to be a photography fanatic and we lost you at 'wide open,' here's a quick primer: small f-stop = wide aperture = shallow depth of field = lots of bokeh. i don't actually get it either.

but here we go, a (brief) world tour of wide open apertures:

in switzerland (2009)
dof5

and hungary (2010)
dof4

and my exotic very own backyard (this morning)
dof1

dof2

dof3

**[sidenote: so this is the one beautiful thing about wretched eyesight. remove one's glasses, and voila. bokeh everywhere.]



more on depth of field here:
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27 comments:

Feather said...

oh my! the dew on those blades of grass are stunning! great job!

Shannon Bieger said...

I always love your photos. All of them. But the dew drop is just jaw-dropping.

Wendy said...

love the dew drop.... perfect.

I too have wonderful bokeh upon removing my contacts/glasses.... although not one thing is in focus unless it is 2 in from my nose!

ZDub said...

Holy crap, those are great shots.

Bunch of Barrons said...

These are all wonderful...but that last one just jumped out at me. Love it. Great job.

Rebekah said...

WOW!

Yeah, this is how I would have to describe my eyesight to someone who doesn't know what it's like to not see anything in focus more than 4 inches from your nose.

Thank you for sharing these! Inspiring!

Kimberly said...

I must learn how to do that. Too lovely.

lulu and family said...

yes, deliciousness!! some of the most interesting photography. dew drops/water clinging to grass rarely looks so beautiful! btw, how do you get to travel so? thanks.

Jen said...

These are just beautiful! You have awonderful eye!

Amber said...

Amazing i love the single dew drop1

Bec said...

I love the shots of your yard! I'm usually not up early enough to see the dew ;)

anneawesome said...

These are so amazing!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I love shallow depth of field, too. I always stumble upon it mostly by accident, since I wouldn't know an f-stop if it bit my hiney.

I also love thunderstorms, and I think you may know of my love for grey...

I'm so stalkerish, huh?

To make matters slightly worse - you made a cameo in my dream last night. You tricked me into listening to a sales pitch for something akin to Pampered Chef and I kept thinking..."I can't believe she tricked me!"

;)

linda said...

Gorgeous photos...
i too love nutella, but have never had it on an apple, sounds yummy.

Whimsical Creations said...

beautiful shots!!

Love how you explained terrible eyesight...I will have to share that one with my hubby.

Deconstructing Jen said...

Oh gorgeous shots girl. You have such an amazing eye for making ordinary objects stunning both in prose and in pictures. You certainly inspire. Xx Jen

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Stunning!

Melissa said...

I so know what you mean about removing ones glasses...thanks for the laugh!
Your photography is beautiful!

the lady of the house said...

Gorgy!

Happy Weekend, The Lady of the House

Laura said...

oooooooh la la!!! that dew drop is breathless! beautiful photography!

jorth said...

Love those photos honey!

Shannon Bieger said...

Oh no!! Nicole, do you have any more of the silver guitar picks for your store? I was about to order one for DH for Father's Day and I just saw its sold!!

jane said...

Very lovely photos the grass is so intriguing especially with the water. Love your work.

jane said...

Very lovely photos the grass is so intriguing especially with the water. Love your work.

jorth said...

Love those photos honey!

Beth at I Should Be Folding La said...

Stunning!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I love shallow depth of field, too. I always stumble upon it mostly by accident, since I wouldn't know an f-stop if it bit my hiney.

I also love thunderstorms, and I think you may know of my love for grey...

I'm so stalkerish, huh?

To make matters slightly worse - you made a cameo in my dream last night. You tricked me into listening to a sales pitch for something akin to Pampered Chef and I kept thinking..."I can't believe she tricked me!"

;)