2015—Simple Pleasures

I struggled with macro shots of a tiny flower, none of which turned out to my liking so I scrapped the idea and decided to take some more photos tomorrow. I poured myself a glass of wine and decided that before I started cooking dinner, I would snack on a slice of delicious Parmesan Herb Ciabatta bread that my local Raley’s Supermarket bakes. Filled with whole cloves of roasted garlic and bits of sun dried tomatoes, it is one of those simple pleasures of life. Hey, “simple pleasures” is a Flickr challenge topic. Once again, my Flickr group has come to the rescue for a subject for In Focus Daily. I put away the macro lens and set up the D800 with my favorite lens, the 24-70mm. I set the loaf with a couple of slices on a bread board and used Bobo’s granite window seat and a piece of black mat board for the background. It was starting to get dark out but I wanted to use natural light so I took a very long exposure. I focused once on the loaf and once on the middle slice, then, blended the two shots in Photoshop so most of the photograph is in focus.

Focal Length 70mm, ISO 125, f/22, 8 Sec. and 10 Sec.shutter speeds.