Day 120—It’s Healthy

Today I experimented with depth of field and focus. I’m finding that although I love photos with a very shallow depth of field, I don’t always get the results I’m seeking when the aperture is wide open. I used my Gorillapod on the table to photograph a bowl of nuts and dried fruit; I discovered that there is a little “give” in the Gorillapod and depressing the shutter release often resulted in a slightly blurred photo. I started with the aperture set at f/1.8 and was dissatisfied with the results until I got to f/4.

35mm lens
ISO 200

One thought on “Day 120—It’s Healthy

  1. Excellent photo! I agree that wide open isn’t always what you want- at 1.8 only the front almonds and cranberries would have been in focus- it looks much better at the aperture you chose! Good work!

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