Monday, February 22, 2010

A Day of 9 Photos

50mm | ISO 400 | f/1.4 | ss ?

You read that right. 9 photos. That's all I took yesterday. I was slowing down. Going for keepers. Trying to avoid the machine gun approach so easy with a DSLR.

This one I love. Early every Sunday morning we go to the Farmer's Market. We do a complete loop, stop for Ian to see the fish, buy a basket of strawberries, grab a bunch of cilantro and anything else on our list. Every Sunday Ian asks if he can buy "buy flowers for you momma." Most mornings we convince him to buy me carrots instead. Yesterday he was too sweet. His request too sincere. So he picked tulips and carrots for me.

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During last week's quiz someone asked if you could really see shutter speed in a photo. This is a perfect example. I've left it blank so you can have a guess. Tomorrow I'll explain how you can make an approximate guess! What do you think?

5 comments:

Leslie said...

This is hard but I would say 1/125 because your beautifully little guy is in focus and you have stopped any movement he may have been making. But the flowers in his hands are slightly blurred so I don't think it was any faster.
I love these challenges.

shirley said...

I know that for low-ish light situations, the maximum is 1/60 sec (and at 1/60, I tend to get blurry pictures due my unsteady hands) - that's with a static object.
Since he is moving and the light is filtered (probably under a tent) and you are at Iso400, I'm going to guess 1/250.

esther_a said...

I love these quizzes! I can't see any obvious motion blur. His right hand is a little blurry but I'm guessing that's because of the short focal length - 'cos the tulips are out of focus, too. I reckon somewhere in between 1/125 and 1/250 but I'm not even going to make a proper guess!

Carol said...

Love this photo! I'm going to say 1/125?

Anonymous said...

don't know anything about the camera stuff but I sure like this photo and the look on his face.
Love U

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