Friday, April 22, 2011

Week 16 (April 16th - April 22nd) | Picture 27

I sit here at the very end of week 16 and I have nothing to show you.

I contemplated just letting the week go. I have at least a half dozen friends I should be emailing back instead of worrying about this blog. But I opted against skipping a week because this wouldn't be a challenge if it was easy. (God bless the people who have 365 blogs - I do not know how on Earth they find the time.)

I contemplated trying to find some way to light my wine glass without taking the energy to go to the basement to get my reflectors and lighting gear. I opted against that - because I'm just too darn lazy tonight - and most nights lately for that matter. (The glass was full at the time it was considered a candidate but is now empty . . . soon to be refilled and emptied once again before bed.)

So I decided to sit here, drink my wine, and trudge through my LR catalog to see what pictures I took in the last week. On the plus side, I took a tremendous number of pictures - several hundred. But they are all of my little boy. Great for mommy and family memories, but that doesn't help me one bit for my photography blog.

There were literally 4 images I took all week that were not of my child. They were all of our Japanese maple tree that I sit under when I take his picture outside. None of them are anything special, but this one was the least bad of them all. I hate the composition. (Hello random focus.) But I love the colors and the sun peaking through.

If I'm being honest - I failed this week. The point of this challenge was to go out and find something to shoot. Not to schlep through my catalogs at the end of the week and hope to find something worth sharing. But my small victory is that I am sharing a picture. And I really hope to do a better job in coming weeks.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 macro
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/500 (As I mentioned, I was taking pictures of my toddler. 1/500th wouldn't have been my typical choice here if I had thought about it . . . )
ISO: 1250
Flash: none
Exposure: manual


  1. oh the color and the sunburst is FANTASTIC...great capture.

  2. You STILL took a photo, silly lady. Whether the intent was for the blog or not, I wouldn't worry that much. ;) Love this, it is just so gorgeous! I love the specular highlights.


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