Monday, 6 December 2010

On photography

Five Squares






On Saturday lots of things were going on round the house Mr T was busy on the computer in 'my' studio and had CDs spread all over the table so I thought I would do a bit of photography. It was exceedingly dull and cold so even picking a few bits from the garden was enough to chill to the bone. For the photographers out there I got out my 50mm 1:1.8 which is a fixed lens, meaning it does not zoom in and out, but it does allow you to shoot in really low light without a flash. However, the light was so low on Saturday I should have used a tripod as I had to use such a slow shutter speed, but I couldn't be bothered. So these shots are not very sharp, they have a soft focus appearance which comes from f/2.2 and a 1/50 sec shutter speed.  

Finally, here I am in soft focus, with rather a lot of camera shake announcing that I will be organising a give away very shortly as I have now clocked up 100 followers. I have a very busy week coming up, so it might not happen for a few days. However I am well on the way to putting together a couple of packages.
Meanwhile, keep your woolly socks on - the cold hasn't finished with us yet!



16 comments:

Clare Wassermann said...

I love your honesty!

webb said...

Congrats on your 100th follower - a milestone. I like the simple photos, altho the explanation might as well have been in russian. Hope it warms up for you all soon. Europe seems to be in a deep freezer right now.

Menopausal musing said...

BREATHTAKING photos........... wow!

ju-north said...

Beautiful! these would look great framed and hung together!

Sandra Hall said...

Oooo, congrats on the 100 followers... exciting news about a giveaway!
The photographs are fabulous Jill.

marigold jam said...

I love the photos although the tekkie stuff goes over my head. One hundred followers eh? Congratulations - I am sure they all love what they see as much as I do.

Jane x

Jee said...

Terrific photos, Jill - and so nice to see one of you (though I can't talk as I always avoid the camera!). Light is bizarre here and all my efforts seem to be blue tinged however hard I try.

thekathrynwheel said...

Congrats on 100 followers :-)
Love your photos very much, and v nice to see one of you. Seeing your photos always makes me think that I really need to get more out of my camera instead of using the little green auto function button!
P.S. I find it very irritating indeed when my husband comes to use the computer in 'MY' craft room and gets under my feet LOL!!!!!!!

Heloise said...

I like the simplicity of the photographs. Stay warm too.

maggi said...

I love the simplicity of the photos.

Eileen said...

Congratulations on reaching 100! ; -)) I love the picture of you, and also like the first two plant ones very much indeed.

JP said...

just love the photos

Printed Material said...

Jill, stunning photos, so beautiful in their stark simplicity. What will you do with them? I imagine them printed into an accordion fold book accompanying a very 'spare' poem to reflect the weather that has produced such lovelies. Lesley

Emma said...

Thank you, I love your squares, too, very crisp. I've been so lucky with the light up here!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hello again Jill, I'm back to let you know that there's a giveaway on my blog at the moment. Lesley

Leenie said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your photography is lovely. You've found things we all hurry by without a glance and turned them into works of art!