On the weeks when there is a Bloggography challenge I like to try and combine the theme for You Capture with the Bloggography subject. This week that gave me Shapes and Aperture.
I was having trouble keeping the aperture numbers straight, and no matter how many times I read the blog post, by the time I got to my camera I had forgotten which way around it was! I was thinking around it trying to figure out how I could get this to stick in my head … large is shallow, small is deep … like water.
Water spread over a large area will make a shallow puddle, the same volume of water spread over a smaller area will make a deeper puddle. A large aperture will give a shallow depth of field and a small one a deeper depth of field.
I am always taking pictures of the birds on the feeder outside my office window so I thought that might be fun to try with, but they don’t stay still long enough for me to get exactly the same shot at different apertures, but these were pretty close.
I figured it might be easier to work with inanimate objects, and I love the different shapes of my collection of precious stones.
After, don’t ask me how many hours, I still wasn’t really happy with the results – although I liked them better after adding the Photoshop ‘Drybrush’ filter effect. Still fiddling with my stones I found this Tiger’s Eye that is shaped like a heart and it inspired me ….