Candid Reflections

February 21, 2008

I’ve got a spicy little matter that requires your perspective.

Filed under: Photography — candid reflections @ 9:22 am

I’d love to hear your opinion.

You see, last night in my photography class, I discovered that a certain style of perspective which pleases my eye and rouses my emotion doesn’t always seem to have the same dramatic effect on my instructor.  The primary difference of each perspective has to do with the f/stop adjustment on the camera.  Opening the lens up wider can really change the feel of a picture.  I snapped a couple of shots this morning to demonstrate for you.  While there is definitely a time and place for each technique….I was just wondering if you might have a favorite?

#1  In this shot the f/stop was set to f14:       


#2  And in this shot I opened up the lens to f2:21361.jpg

It’s fun to experiment with a wide variety of settings when shooting pictures, and I’m really curious to find out which one you prefer.  If the spices aren’t doing much for you, try to imagine them as faces.  Do you prefer a sea of focused faces that you can gaze upon, your eye drifting across one comely complexion to the next?  Or do things like different sized noses, chins, and parsley stuck between teeth distract and unsettle you?  Then perhaps you prefer the second picture?  Here, Marjoram doesn’t stand a chance of stealing the show, even if she wanted to.

I would be delighted to hear what you think.  Also, be sure to check in tomorrow – there’s a reason that curry got the spotlight in today’s exhibit.

P.S.  Be sure to leave a comment…I think curry may be a bit bashful, and some supportive feedback might be just what she needs to get back in that spotlight again tomorrow.    😉


  1. I’m not sure why but I prefer picture two. I can imagine though that I might prefer one with different scenarios. You better believe I will be watching for tomorrow’s post!!

    Comment by jenny — February 21, 2008 @ 10:26 am

  2. ooohhh…..#2!!! I love those types of pictures!

    Comment by Shawn — February 21, 2008 @ 11:10 am

  3. I like picture two, especially if I was the curry. Sorry majoram!

    Comment by Sue — February 21, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

  4. oops! marjoram

    Comment by Sue — February 21, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  5. #2 does it for me girl….Ü

    Comment by Nancy — February 22, 2008 @ 12:45 am

  6. I like picture #2 as well. 🙂

    Comment by allison — February 22, 2008 @ 12:12 pm

  7. I’m a fan of #2!

    Comment by The F. Family — February 22, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

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