This morning I completed another 10k – it sounds like I am a runner but I am not… I started running just over a year OK and today I ran that race again, slower than I did then … hubby steamed a head – he is a new runner too…. but although I would like to get a 10k under an hour (today was about 1 hr 5mins), to me it is more about the journey … I can’t take photos and run, I can’t stop to look at things, I am not competitive … I expect to come last (I did always at school… and if I ran slow enough I only ever ran half the course as they sent me back to change early), but I am running cause I can … I never could till I turned 40 … but now I can.
I am signed up for the Great South – I don’t know how I will do that (it is nearly twice as far) but I am trying…. so my first photo today … my running shoes before my race.
Emma’s challenge #Remarkable2015 is to think creatively … so this shot is … it represents the run but is a different shot … below is the standard post run shot.
After the race … I went for a walk with the dogs… 4.5k, a good muscle stretch and back to the bluebell wood, this time with my nifty 50 and my Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens – back button focusing to see that I could capture and to compare them to the other two visits – see here and here.
I started with the nifty 50 … limited with what I could get in shot, but loving the sharpness of the image and the depth of the field that a shallow aperture gives.
Same Aperture, same speed, different ISO and a different lens – wide angle and a totally different feel … the trees in the backgound are too soft but so are the bluebells in the foreground in my opinion … it is a slightly different location… but the foreground is much messier.
Staying wide I looked down a path in the bluebells at the old tree .. there is a great sense of space but the camera seems to limit what I can focus on.
Lens change … I can’t get as much in shot, but I think I prefer the closer angle and the quality of this shot. Lenses really can’t make a difference … more than I thought.
I stayed with the nifty 50 and backed up … the path is not as clear through the bluebells but I feel there is more individual detail in each flower with the prime lens .
I tried getting lower with the wider angle lens, the trees are no longer straight and you get an impressive sense of scale … it is much more a creative look at the woodland than I would normally consider.
I thought about foreground interest to add something to the shot… I had forgotten how close you could get with the wide angle lens, I could touch the root… but it made the bluebells behind seem much further away.
Almost back at the start … I should have focused on the foreground bluebells… but with the wider lens you can see so much more than in the nifty 50 (similar location to my first bluebell shot) – here the sense of space and scale works.
Today really was an eye opener into which lens is the right lens for the job, and how using different lens can add a different feel to the end result … recommendation for today experiment with your lens, use one you would not normally use and compare them … you definitely see the world differently!