Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Blog, Places, Rexburg, ID | 3 comments


Three
Date: 5-06-2011;
Rexburg, Idaho;
F-Stop: 5.6;
Shutter Speed: 1/500;
Focal Length: 55.0 mm;
Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i





Reflect
Date: 5-06-2011;
Rexburg, Idaho;
F-Stop: 5.6;
Shutter Speed: 1/2000;
Focal Length: 49.0mm;
Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i




Spring
Date: 5-06-2011;
Rexburg, Idaho;
F-Stop: 5.6;
Shutter Speed: 1/1300;
Focal Length: 41.0mm;
Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i

Orange
Date: 5-06-2011;
Rexburg, Idaho;
F-Stop: 5.6;
Shutter Speed: 1/100;
Focal Length: 55.0mm;
Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i

Polly
Date: 5-06-2011;
Rexburg, Idaho;
F-Stop: 5.6;
Shutter Speed: 1/800;
Focal Length: 55.0mm;
Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Michelangelo
Date: 5-06-2011;
Rexburg, Idaho;
F-Stop: 5.6;
Shutter Speed: 1/100;
Focal Length: 55.0mm;
Model: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
This was a fun assignment for me, since I love taking pictures of flowers and animals.  I decided to do all these photos in Aperture priority, because I was trying to focus on smaller objects and I had no control over their backdrops.  I wanted to have a sharp focus on the object I was capturing and blurring the background so it would not distract.  I used smaller numbers in Aperture priority 5.6 (large aperture).  I then took each photo into photoshop and applied an adjustment layer and a smart filter.  The adjustment layer tool I used was the Levels Tool, so I could add contrast, lighten and change the midtones.  The smart filter I used was smart sharpen, so that the picture looked crisp and the image had more sharp focus.  I had a lot of fun taking the pictures as well as editing.

3 Comments

  1. 5-10-2011

    I love the focus on your first picture. The blur is beautiful, especially when contrasted so sharply with the abrupt edges of the flower. Michelangelo is awesome too!

  2. 5-11-2011

    Three stood out to me the most. I love the bokeh of it. Did you use photoshop to get any of that effect? It almost looks cut out. It just so far our from the background.

    I also really liked the colors and bokeh on reflection and spring. I can't tell what is in the background of spring but it seems to be like a river or waterfall. Or at least that is the impression that I get.

    Where did you find the turtle? I really like how it is coming towards us and the name of the picture. Did you crop it or did you just happened to get that angel on the animal?

  3. 5-11-2011

    Love your flower shots!!! I love how there is an obvious focal point in each photo. The flowers are vibrant and sharp. I think you caught some interesting angles as well. I think you just did an outstanding job!

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