New posting…have a great weekend my friends! —Angela
I am in the process of moving my blog, but I wanted to share this image with you guys. I hope to have all my followers moved with me to my real photography site, APN Photography, where I will continue posting my daily shots. So please stop my and give me a like over there, or on https://www.facebook.com/APNphoto if you enjoyed this post! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! –xoxox Angela
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau
You can take a photo of anything and it can be beautiful. It all depends on what you see. My daughter plays piano and I am just fascinated by her beautiful dainty hands when I watch her play. I have no idea how she manages to keep all those keys straight without looking at them while reading the music. She’s got amazing talent, but she works at it too. These little hands on all those keys are music not only to my ears but my eyes as well.
More practice with specular highlights. The hexagonal dots are created by the shape of the aperture. The only way to achieve perfectly round highlights is to shoot at a completely wide open aperture which in my case, would have been 1.8. I like the interest the hexagonal shapes add to the photo. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! –Angela
Aperture priority. 50 mm f1.8, ISO 800 and exposed for 1/180 sec at f8.
“In close-up photography, any out-of-focus spots of light appearing inside the viewfinder will record on digital media or film in the shape of the aperture in use. Additionally, the distance between the main subject and the background lights determines just how large and diffused the out-of-focus spots will be. The spots are called specular highlights.” — Bryan Peterson, from Understanding Exposure.
Aperture priority, 50mm at ISO 100. Exposed for 1/350 sec at f2.8.