One blogger recently did a ‘In-Out’ post of changing the focus – it gave me something to try out, so thank you whoever you are. The threesome of bystanders shifts in and out to the central horseguard, drawing the viewer right into the scene. Was quite pleased with the near focus shot.
People are probably the most interesting topic for my photography and so its good to be in among the crowds, capturing passers-by whilst being caught on others cameras. Seems like a fair exchange. The light kept changing faster than I could figure the camera setting but the point of this image was freezing the activity, admittedly in one not very good shot. The colours and depth make up a little for the lack of light and shade.
Get in close to your subject! This is something I am working on but without enough zoom, the pelicans of St James’ park remain stuck to their distant island. Moreover their whiteness makes for bleached out subjects most of the time so was relatively pleased with this attempt.
At the other end of the scale, the close-up capacity of my lens (14-140) is quite good but not good enough for tiny blossoms of thyme. Aimed for a bees eye view, with just one or two touches of clarity which could have been better with a tripod. But this was fading evening light and I literally had to grasp the moments.
Have a good weekend!
This series is thinking out loud as I aim to improve and learn more of photography. The images are not always for show – please feel free to add feedback.