Ha ha, Ben just told me this is one of his shots! So it's copyright Ben.
Sorry to hear about that balance thing. I suppose that's perfectly ok for a limited time when you're involved in some project but you really don't want it to become a way of life. Been there, I'm afraid.
Nice shot!I like the prespective.
Ahhhh Meg, I've been there so many times too and I hate when that happens. So much to do and only so many work hours to get it done. Thats usually when I step back and look for ways I can deligate to others. I hope it lets up for you soon. Ben's weaving shot is nice :)
Hang in there Meg. Just remember to "just do the next thing". Life is too short and you are way too young to have all that stress.You will get done what needs to be done.Hugs....Sue
Hey, thank you every body. This morning, I got let out of the basement for the first time in a while and was taken to breakfast at the Saltwater Cafe. I took about 20 pics in town, too! Yay. This year seems like a year I've been counting down to something or rather all year, but seriously, come Thursday, my work year is over. I can start cleaning the house, week the garden, and do some comfort weaving!!! Yay!!!
What I like about the focus is how Ben was able to change from out of focus, to focus, to out of focus and have it match where the weaving pattern changed. It is really hard sometimes to know exactly where the demarcation of focus is going to end up. Speaks of having lots of experience with his camera. Good show or whatever you guys say over there.Bill
Oh, Bill, I just thought it was coincidental. Myst give more credit to Beloved, I suppose. Thanks for pointing it out. Humbled Wife
Meg, even if it wasn't, you pretend it was, and rack up some goodie points for when you need them. LOLBill
Oooops, Bill, I have foot-in-mouth disease, you see.
LOL.Cheers, Bill. Yes, it was intentional, I choose wide open close to subject approach to take this effect. It shows the pattern well in interesting manner. I wish the focused area goes tiny bit back from where it is now.
Ben, great job. I just bought a Son A-100 so that I could use my old Minolta lenses, then found out that they get magnified by 50% so have to buy another lens for closeups and wide angle. There's always some excuse to buy more photo equipment. LOL It is the little things like your getting the focus change where you wanted it, that make a great picture even if most don't even see it. I wonder if you could extend the focus range by shifting apertures so as to increase slightly the focal length. I noticed that the sony doesn't go with normal fstops, but in between sometimes when in programmed shooting. It would take a lot of shots to see if you could extend it some, but that's the nice thing about digitals; don't' have to worry about wasting film anymore. Keep up the good work. I enjoy your art. Bill
Bill, Actually what I shroud have done at that point is that to switch to the Manual Focus. The autofocus at centre gets slight offset from what I should keep in the focused area. Nikon has 1.5x cropping factor, so still old wide is not wide enough. I've got Tamron 17-50 F2.8 to cover about 26mm equivalent and for the everyday walk-around. However, it's good news for sport/nature (birds) shooters. Your old 200mmm is now 400mm (equiv).Today's SLR usually goes to 1/3 steps or 1/2 steps, but I'm sure you can select how you wanted in menu.Happy shooting, Bill.
Ben, one of the things I have been doing, to try and relearn what I used to do 40 years ago, is to reshoot over and over the same thing to learn what works. I read somewhere that because of the cropping factor, that the focus point shifts also. I think, you sometimes end up focusing behind slightly. I have to look that up and see exactly what they were talking about. I have ordered an 18-70 lens so that I can have some closeups comparable to what my 28mm used to do. Digital is a whole new ball game, I am finding out, but fun to learn with. Bill
Bill, I know what went wrong it's just slightly front focus than what I was intended is that because of Autofocus censer is at centre. there for I should use manual focus to shift the spot slightly. I can not remember if I used the focus lock for this shot but if I used one, it may be moved when I re-frame for the shot or just before squeezing the shutter.Normally most of the lens has a deeper focus area at the back compare to the front in my experience. However, there are variations to each lens as well. This particular one has a slight front focus as most of people reported. I do not think it that much worth for sending to adjustment but I can lean to adjust my style. Well, I need little more time and may be conduct some focus test...Lot's of experience and practice will do the trick, right?18-70 is quite useful range. I'm sure you have a lot's of fun from new toy. So enjoy like I do with mine. It's cheaper to do experiment shot than film days. Should I lean those more quickly? Well, that's a different story.Cheers,
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