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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Playing with the Camera

I am at 942 pictures playing with my camera and its settings.  The Eagle was taken at a 300mm zoom.  Then I took it into edit mode and hit zoom two more times and saved it off. 

Photo by Trisha Field
Eagle's Nest (Zoom Lens)
 I set the Aperture to F22. I needed to support the camera with my elbows on the side of the bridge to prevent wiggling.  In order for the water to show movement the exposure needs to be set at a longer period of time.  Why didn't it over expose in the sunshine? Setting the aperture is actually setting the shutter so that it doesn't open as wide.  The higher the number the smaller the opening.  Since the opening is smaller, less light gets in and it stays open longer to compensate.

Photo by Trisha Field
Dam Gate taken with aperture F22
An effect with the camera is called "Fisheye".  They used to make a lens that was a very wide angle concave lens.  With this new effect, I can choose any photo and adjust it by ten levels for varying fisheyes.
photo by Trisha Field
Dam Gate with Fisheye Effect
Then when I turn the camera to show the symbol of the person running, I can hold the button down and it will shoot a series of pictures.  It shoots them so fast that it "freezes" the objects in mid-air. Personally, I'm tempted to print this into a large picture and hanging it on the wall.  They brown/yellow color of the water makes an unusual depth of field in the picture.  Very similar to someone that would paint multiple styles one over the next leaving part of the previous layers visible.

Photo by Trisha Field
Freeze Frame you can see almost every droplet in the air.
This wasn't a camera effect.  The spray from the dam with the right viewpoint and the beautiful sunshine above was creating a nice rainbow.
Photo by Trisha Field
Rainbow Spray
WOW! Isn't this cool with the cement and iron in focus and seeing the movement of the water!  I just love playing with the settings of the camera.  I will need to start keeping track and telling you exactly what I'm doing.  
Photo by Trisha Field
Aperture F22 - See the movement!

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