Yet another photograph from the “meander” on Saturday.
The beauty of a full-frame sensor and fast glass. This photo is an example of why I like lenses with a low aperture number. You have the ability to isolate the subject and have the rest of the photo blow out into some buttery smooth bokeh (the blurry out of focus bit). These little fellas were just hanging around waiting to be photographed.
The 85mm 1.8 was made for photographs like this. One of the old wedding photographs I used to take every time was to have the groom hold a wedding ring between his thumb and index finger and extend his arm as far as he could before him towards the camera. My camera was set to an aperture of f/1.8 and the final photograph would only have the ring in focus. Looking forward to shooting weddings again and trying the same photograph at f/1.4!
On the home front, I’m going to try to start reading books again. Let me explain. I LOVE audiobooks and have one going in the car whenever I am driving alone or when I’m doing an exercise walk (at a much greater tempo than the previously mentioned meanders). I have over 100 books in my audible library and listen to my favourites every year. One of the things I enjoy about audiobooks is that I can be doing something else at the same time. When it comes to trying to read a book, I find myself unable to stay awake and my mind easily drifts. But I have a couple of books on my kindle (it counts) that do not have audiobook versions that I want to read.
Tonight is the night I try to read again!
My wife and I have a regular discussion on how listening to an audiobook does not constitute “reading”. I’m on the “yes it bloody well does” side of the fence, whilst M is firmly on the “it is not you silly twit” side.
What do you think?
I’m looking forward to catching with family tonight for a little while. We are taking our drones for a walk. Or for a picnic. Whatever it is we are allowed to do whilst hanging out in a COVID safe way. I’m hoping to grab a couple of photographs from on-high to be able to publish here.
That’s it for now. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate your time and interest. Talk to you soon. Stay safe.
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1:2.5 G @ 85mm
1/400 | f/1.8 | ISO 100
Saturday October 2, 2021 @ 13:20
Seaford, Victoria, Australia