Day 194 – Morning walk

7.30am this morning, and already the sun is warm and producing a harsh light in the sky, today I took the camera on my morning dog walk to see what I could capture, what took my interest this morning and what I would like to share.

The field that I wrote about on post 160 was no longer as green as it was 2 weeks ago. The crop has a much more golden in colour as it is ripening in the sun.

In the first shot I deliberately choose a shallow depth of field as I wanted to capture a segment of corn.

ISO400, F5.6, 1/4000 sec

ISO400, F5.6, 1/4000 sec

ISO400, F11, 1/500sec - handheld

ISO400, F11, 1/500sec – handheld

In the second shot I increased the depth of field, but it is is interesting as the photos taken a month ago, as the harsh light means that you loose the detail that is in the corn.

ISO400, F11, 1250 sec

ISO400, F11, 1250 sec

This is an example of aperture’s effect and how important the distance from the subject with the lens is. I choose a 220mm focal length, and the background at F11 is relatively blurred as I am quite close to the subject, and the background objects were further away.

ISO400, F11, 1/250sec

ISO400, F11, 1/250sec

I then turned and saw this butterfly on a thistle, I snapped before I checked my settings, and the butterfly then flew off. F11 meant that more in the background is in focus than I would have liked as I was a little further away and at 300mm focal distance but the background was much closer to the thistle and in this image is very distracting. I do however like how the wing is back lit by the sun, and that works well.