What is 505050?

The idea is to use a 50mm lens to take one shot a day for 50 consecutive days. The images posted will be unmodified ... well, I'll convert them from RAW into JPEG, but that's all. Some images may benefit for a bit of a twiddle and they will appear either on my flickr pages or my blog. Have fun looking over my attempts and please make comments and offer encouragement to complete the 50 day project.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Shot #40

A bit of a change from the usual more natural images I've been taking.  We needed some shots for a webpage so I thought a few close-ups of equipment may be of interest.  It's not the best illuminated of places in the back of a server rack, so a high ISO was selected.  Spot focus and exposure on the metalwork rather than the lights.  I was happy for these to blow out if that's what happened.

I used a diagonal again to get a bit more interest into the shot.  To be honest, I can't see a lot of visual excitement in a piece of computer hardware, so shooting from different angles other than straight on often helps.  Shallow depth of field with a range of focussed and out of focus objects in the frame also helps creater a bit of interest, then, of course, there's the colour.  I needed the lights to be on of course!

Hand held, 50mm, f2.8, 1/80sec, ISO 1600

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