Photo-A-Day #1944

Every time that I get the feeling that I should take my camera somewhere I need to listen to that feeling. Tonight I was going outside to take out the trash and I thought, I should be taking my camera too. I didn’t and as I walked around the corner perched on a dying sunflower was a goldfinch. It was beautiful, a bright splash of yellow on a fading flower. So I took a mental picture of it and filed it away for next time I get that urge to take my camera with me, anywhere.

I went back out with the recycling and was hoping against hope that the goldfinch was back pecking away at the sunflowers. It was not there. I decided to walk around a little and find something else to shoot. I was looking for color, lots of color but it has been so hot and dry (well it has been humid) here and many flowers were dead. So, instead of color I decided to go for a more monotone look and play again with the Depth of Field. I’ve been using the Manual Focus much more lately. Many times the autofocus jumps to something else that I did not intend to focus on. With the manual focus I have better control.

Photo Information

Date Taken: August 4, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal Length: 250mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Aperture w/MF
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

I took this second photo and this had a little more color.

Last night I started reading Attention! This Book Will Make You Money: How to Use Attention-Getting Online Marketing to Increase Your Revenue (Aff Link) from Jim Kukral. I made it through 22 of the chapters and I am eager for more but sleep was needed. I should be able to finish the book by this weekend when I record Geek Dads Weekly this Sunday night with Daniel M. Clark. We may even have a special guest… who knows.

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2 Responses to “Water Ban”

  1. Kellz says:

    I actually really like the second photo. The movement in the background, and the fact that it sort of looks vintage really appeals to me. The shape in the first photo is really neat to. I love finding little plants like those. :)
    Look at what Kellz wrote blog post ..In the wild

    • Drew says:

      Kelly,

      Thank you for the comment. You know I really miss your insight into my photos. I liked the second one too but it wasn’t sharp enough for me to choose it as the photo for today. I like the background of that image more though, the subtle purple color.