Despite making sure I packed my point and shoot camera before heading into work today, I managed to return home with no real prospects for a “shot of the day”, so the usual hunt around the house occurred this evening.
I settled upon a box containing three simple games which my daughter loves. It has tiddlywinks, pick up sticks and the jacks which I settled on as my subject for tonight. I took a few shots at different apertures to try and settle upon the depth of field I liked best. I’m a sucker for narrow depth of field, but up close this can get very narrow indeed. I wanted some lack of definition in the jacks in the background, but not for them to be a total blur.
Maybe I will return to the other two games in the box for future shots when I’m struggling for a subject in the evening.
Oh, and after all that dismal weather last week when I was gnashing my teeth to go out and take some photos, this afternoon was gloriously sunny but it was my first day back at work so all I could do was glance at it from time to time out of the office window.
Canon 7D, EF 35mm f2, 3.2 seconds at f6.3.