This was shot before the little stroll in Edinburgh. I came across the scenery on the way home on the bus and thought, “I need to come back to shoot this!” I liked how the street lights managed to bring out the colours in the leaves and if you weren’t sitting on the top deck of the bus or happen to look up, I doubt you would notice this.
Being busy with my full time job these days of course I had to wait until the weekend but I eventually managed to capture the scenery before the tree lost its autumn coat. Wasn’t very easy with the cold gales blowing outside. A few people stopped by wondering if I was trying to take a picture of the light and when I answered I was trying to capture the leaves with a bokeh (i.e. blur) in the background they said “Oh…” and walked off.
Since I was using a zoom lens at f/5 however, the bokeh didn’t turn out that well but I like how sharp some of the leaves in the foreground turned out using manual focus and exposure settings.
Thinking about getting an f/2 100mm prime lens right now for better bokeh and narrower depth of view.
It feels like a while since I wrote something for this blog.
You will probably have noticed I haven’t been writing for my blog much lately nor have I done any more translations. The reason behind that is that I am very much preoccupied with my full time job these days. That said, I still play games and watch the odd Anime show… Just not as much as I used to.
For the very same reason it’s been a while since I went out for a photo stroll and practice all the photography techniques I’ve been reading up about here and there.
Went out again this year to capture some seasonal autumn themed photos to use for my blog’s banner except this time I was using a DSLR instead of a compact. I went to a number of different places this year and captured many photos but not all of them turned out good of course.
Originally I wanted to capture autumn coloured leaves of different shapes and sizes such as from sycamore and beech trees but when I returned home to have a look at the on-screen results, a bit too much rot was showing through or the colours weren’t gradiented enough to use. So, I decided to set them up in rounded squares instead as side decorations and use the photos that did come out well as the main banner.
The following are some of the photos I took which you’ll find used in the current randomised banners. I go on quite a bit about photography so be warned ^^;