Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stuff around the house # 3 - some plant cuttings


These are some plant cuttings on the window sill of our kitchen. This is another picture I took with & without flash, just to see what it looked like and because digital cameras have really cheap film. This was the one without flash - the flashed washed all the color out of the walls, though it did sharpen up the bottles.
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Shooting a subject in a window is problematic in the best of circumstances. In the old days of 35mm cameras, back before everything was so automatic, I could get around this by taking the light sample in the area just below the subject, and setting apeture/speed accordingly, then focus on the subject (in this case the bottles & the plants) and ignore the light meter. The last camera I was competent enough to do that with has long since been retired. In some ways going digital is a step backwards, but it is much more convenient. I pretty much take what this camera gives me and it does ok for the most part.
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Anyway, plants in bottles on the kitchen window sill. More stuff around my house.

3 comments:

TrishaRitchieNC said...

Pretty! I like the colors and the composition! I would like to see the other picture just for comparison.

Anonymous said...

nice plants!

Dori said...

Nice photo! I just love the blue bottles. I have always had a love for blue glass. :-)