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Grass chairs – Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: July 18, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

I was in two minds if I should post this for the pull up a seat challenge, but in the end it was just too odd not to post here!

‘Grass chairs’, Harrogate, 2019.KO180719



Cold and Damp – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019: Week 22

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat‘.  It is not always cold and damp here, but it was on this particular day!

‘Cold and Damp’, Minack Theatre, 2014.Cold and Damp



Ok so I thought I would go out into the back garden and play around with the extension tubes for a bit. So I happily snapped away for a bit and then retreated within the house to have a look at the results.

Well once imported into lightroom it was apparent that they were quite blurry or rather soft.  Why? Well in some cases the speed just was not fast enough, and in others the aperture was to wide.  With the extension tubes on (only the 16mm in this case), the depth of field is very narrow so a small aperture is needed, and given that shallow depth of field every tiny hand movement can throw the focus off, therefore a fairly high speed is needed.

Therefore I headed back outside to take the same shots but with the camera set to manual with an f stop between 16-20, and speeds between 1/125 and 1/250,  letting an automatic ISO of between 400-3200 compensate for the small aperture high speed combination.

The results – success – below is a shot of the empty seed head of some grass.