Priority Mode


Shallow Focus

Check: 27 September 2014; 9:40 AM; Lyman, Idaho; 68mm; f/8; .04;  Nikon D5000

Check: 27 September 2014; 9:40 AM; Lyman, Idaho; 68mm; f/6.3; .40; ISO 1600; Nikon D5000

Check

This is an old marble chess set of my husband’s. I like the contrast between the pink and black colors of the chess pieces. I increased the vibrance a little in Lightroom.


 

Deep Focus

Canal: 27 September 2014; 9:55 AM; Thornton, ID;18mm; f/16; 1/40; Nikon D5000

Canal: 27 September 2014; 9:55 AM; Thornton, ID;18mm; f/16; 1/40; ISO 640; Nikon D5000

Canal

This is a canal across the street from my home. In Lightroom I cropped the photo slightly, and warmed the foreground a little using the shadow hue/saturation tool.


 

Frozen Action

Splash: 26 September 2014; 11:31 PM; Thornton, Idaho; 40mm; f/11; 1/640:; Nikon D5000; Other: tripod, auxiliary lights, cable remote

Splash: 26 September 2014; 11:31 PM; Thornton, Idaho; 40mm; f/11; 1/640: ISO 500; Nikon D5000; Other: tripod, auxiliary lights, cable release

Splash

I set up this shot in my dining room in complete redneck style. I had a ladder and a mop handle holding my vellum fabric in place. I put a 65 watt outdoor halogen light behind the vellum. I used a tower fan with an old piece of cabinet wood attached with duct taped on it at a slant. The wine glass had duct tape holding it to the end of the cabinet wood.  I used my cable release in one hand and poured the colored water from the other hand. I tried the shot several times, and made a huge mess when I missed the target.

Next time I’ll get a brighter halogen light, I think that will help increase the sharpness.

I used Lightroom to crop and decrease the vibrance.


 

Blurred Motion

Elements: 26 September 2014, Lyman, Idaho; 18mm; f3.5: 873.0  (14.55 Minutes) Nikon D5000 Other: ISO 6400; tripod, cable trigger

Elements: 26 September 2014, 1:13 AM; Lyman, Idaho; 18mm; f3.5: Bulb (4.55 Minutes); ISO 6400; Nikon D5000 Other: tripod, cable release

Elements

This one was fun, and not hard to set up. It was a clear night on the night of the 25/26th of September, and no moon. The constellations were beautiful. I used my tripod and cable release, locking it on place. I would have like to have stayed longer.

In Lightroom I decreased the exposure slightly, made the blacks darker, and added a little vibrance and contrast.

In the Pocket:  26 September 2014, 5:29 PM; Rexburg, Idaho; 135mm; f/6.3; .50 seconds; ISO 320; Nikon D5000; Other:  tripod

In the Pocket: 26 September 2014, 5:29 PM; Rexburg, Idaho; 135mm; f/6.3; .50 seconds; ISO 320; Nikon D5000; Other: tripod

Bonus – In the Pocket

I saw some students playing pool in the MC and I had my camera so I gave it my best shot. In Lightroom I cropped out a distraction in one of the corners, and then I decreased the vibrance which made the red color pop.

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