Thursday, February 13, 2014

Exercise

While taking a walk in the neighborhood, I decided to do 
a depth-of-field photographic exercise.  I focused sharply on plants
and  gave the backgrounds pleasing bokehs.









How did I do?

24 comments:

Andy said...

Perfect Jack.

Luis Gomez said...

Looking great!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have focused our eyes expertly on the shapes and colors of your intended subjects. The larger aperture for a narrower depth of field would have also made your shutter speed super fast in the bright light of Florida.

Ed said...

There are some really nice pictures here. It's nice seeing some flowers and the bokeh works well in complimenting the flowers. Nice work.

Lowell said...

I'm dizzy with the splendor of your sharpness and blur! But I think you're getting the picture! :)

Sharon said...

I like every one of these. I think you did very well indeed.

LONDONLULU said...

It made me smile and smile to see these beauties, and thank you for the doses of sun!

VP said...

Very well! I always get these wrong: my focus is always on an almost invisible blade of grass in foreground!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, you are getting SO good!! I love these beautiful flowers/colors with the soft background!! Perfect, Jack!! Have fun today!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tres, tres jolie Jack, j'adore the bougainvillea.

Lois said...

I think you did a marvelous job!

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, your exercise is a great success. Fine control of depth of field. I'm jealous of the beautiful plants growing around you. I see whites and grays around here this time of year.

Karl Demetz said...

Nice exercises, Jack! :-)
Seriously, very nice photos!

Mersad said...

I like bokeh in shots. Especially if the background is very simple. Great shots Jack.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

RedPat said...

A nice shot of summer for us poor suffering northerners, Jack!

Malyss said...

You had a much better camera than mine! :o)

William Kendall said...

Well done, Jack! Beautiful colours!

Kay said...

Ditto Lowell. It's a treat to see so much color in the middle of winter.

Bob Crowe said...

A+. That first one has gorgeous composition and light shading.

Randy said...

These are great. Good job Jack.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You get an A+ and so glad that you are far away from the frigid cold!

Bises,
Genie

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm too timid to use fully manual settings. Your exercise gives me impetus to practice. Plus, you made me look up "bokeh", a word I did not know. So thanks for the education. And thanks for the nice comment you left on my last post.

EG CameraGirl said...

You did GREAT!

LOLfromPasa said...

The beach yesterday and now this display of lush plant life. I'll give you an A+ :).