The challenge for the week from www.52Frames.com was ‘Soft’. This could be soft focus, soft items, or whatever soft meant to us.
I used a new manual focus adapted lens I just got on eBay, a 58mm f1.4 Minolta to isolate the leaves and make the background soft. I am enjoying these challenges and can't wait to be able to explore beyond my backyard and neighborhood when this current pandemic is over.
The challenge for the week from www.52frames.com was Fast Shutter Speed. Wanted to do a shot of coffee filling a cup in the morning. I used a Rotolight NEO camera left and a Litra Torch from behind to light the coffee. When I was done I drank my prop!
Here are some additional attempts:
These were all taken with a Sony a6000 with the 35mm f1.8 lens.
www.52frames.com challenge this week was, ‘A Different Angle,’ and challenged us to look at things from another point of view. Since it’s Spring and there are plenty of flowers blooming I thought I would look at them from below.
Here are some other photos I took while trying to get something from a different angle.
With the Coronavirus and staying home a lot more I am looking for things inside the house that have curves. The new restrictions have also given me a renewed interest in picking this thing up and practicing. Normally a challenge like this would have me taking a drive in the country looking for some s curves on the road, but instead I am discovering local photo opportunities. I tried this in black and white, but liked the warm tones I got in color a little more.
Here are some of the alternatives I shot for this www.52frames.com challenge.
These were all shot with myFujifilm XT1 and 35mm f2 Lens.
The photo challenge for the week was ‘Line From a Song’ and used a Billy Joel song for my inspiration.
“ Scenes From an Italian Restaraunt ”
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends upon your appetite
I'll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant
Our Italian Restaurant is now how home thanks to Covid-19, so I grabbed a bottle of red and a bottle of white and some pasta ingredients and this is what I came up with.
I tried several different angles and setups and made the decision on which to use during post processing. One thing I learned from this challenge was to pay attention to details. In several photos the labels weren’t facing the same way, the cans were too close together, or some minor thing that really stands out afterward even though I didn’t notice at the time.
One other line I thought of using was a John Fogarty line, ‘Have you Ever Seen The Rain, Coming Down On a Sunny Day.’
Next week’s challenge is Curves.
Stay safe and healthy.