Day 58—Is It Soup Yet?

I’m making Butternut Squash Soup today. I thought the ingredients would make a nice composition.

It took me almost 30 minutes, though, to get the lens to start to focus properly. This happens to me occasionally with the auto focus lenses, usually if I’m too close to a subject. I don’t know what was happening today, but no matter what I tried, the auto focus mechanism in my 35mm lens was constantly seeking correct focus and it wouldn’t allow me to take a photo. I can usually overcome this annoying problem by turning the camera off and on again but today, that didn’t seem to work. I changed aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, my position, and my distance from the subject, to no avail. I was about to set the lens to manual focus when it started to function properly. I don’t know what was happening but I’m adding that puzzlement to my growing list of puzzlements about the camera.

35mm Lens
ISO 800
White Balance set to Incandescent