Friday, January 21, 2011

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My current lenses stop down to f/5.6. I was on the hunt for something which would open up, not only for the blurred background effect but also for a faster shutter speed. I was looking at marcos, as I am a huge fan of close up shots. I purchased a Tamron 60mm, f/2.0 marco, which was on back order. Due to my impatience I cancelled it and went with a Nikkor 35mm, f/1.8 (prime lens).

B was subjected to today's arrival of my new toy. I played around with an open f-stop, resulting in the blur, and then changed my focal point. I have a similar shot with B in focus and his guitar blurred. I went with posting this as I wanted the red instrument to be the focal point. So far I'm liking the lens.

ISO 800, f/1.8, 1/80

*I bumped down the blue saturation, bumped up saturation on the red, copied, changed to multiptly, converted to B&W and lower opacity to 70%.

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

Very nice! Love new toys! Especially camera equipment toys! :)

Carlynn said...

Great picture. I'm on the hunt for a lens that will allow me to get the same effect.

Sarah Halstead said...

What a cool photo.

Amanda said...

Awesome shot! Love that the guitar is in focus but he is only slightly out of focus.

Jennifer said...

Great shot! I have the Canon equivalent of that lens and I love it. The price is amazing too! Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Have fun and thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog!

John O. Roy said...

Nice use of DOF!

Chelsea said...

Ohhh...cool shot. I like how you bumped up the reds!

Kara said...

Nice shot!!

Courtney said...

Yay for new toys!! I hope you love your 35mm. I have heard good things :O) Love this photo :O)

The Clip Cafe said...

Love the angle!

Janell said...

sweet! I really like your perspective and the editing. I am gonna have to get a shot like that with my son and his ukulele. :)