Monday, May 9, 2011

Week 19 (May 7th - May 13th) | Picture 31

Oh back-lighting, how I love you!

My super awesome friend Amy (who I very fortunately got to hang out with this past weekend) is the back-lighting queen. I, up until recently, had never really played with back-lighting but have been taking in all of Amy's photo tips on the subject. It has this wonderful ethereal quality that is so soft on your subject. My latest obsession is seeing the magical things it does when it lights up my toddlers little curls.

When you aren't taking pictures of people, it's a little harder to make it interesting, but I decided to take our weed covered yard and back-light a fairly boring subject.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 macro
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
ISO: 400
Flash: none
Exposure: manual

Looking at my settings after the fact, I could have easily gone to ISO 200 and slowed my shutter to 1/500 - but when my face was pressed to the ground during tick season, I didn't think it through to that extent. I should have also removed the blade of grass competing with the dandelion. Maybe next time.


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