Weekly Photo Challenge: Through

Last night I was watching a March Madness game (Florida v. Louisville) and tried snapping a few photos of my TV, looking through my 3D glasses. But it didn’t look like I was hoping it would. So this morning, as I continued looking for a way to meet this week’s challenge head on, I thought of this.

Through the Lens

Canon 60D | 50 mm lens | 1/8 | f/5.0 | ISO 100

My son was eating lunch and doing some artwork when I started trying to get this shot just right. Luckily I was able to get it before he finished, though I did have to move him to the other end of the table so the large windows behind him didn’t keep washing the photo out.

There was another challenge, though, from switching sides – the large windows were glaring off the lens in the photo. I had my other son hold a black piece of fabric (which has become one of my newest and bestest tools for photography) just behind the camera. And Viola! No glare. Crisp image through the lens, and a large aperture in my 50 mm lens allowed my son to be slightly out of focus in the background, driving the eye to what is in focus – the image (though upside down) in the lens.

Yet another great reason I enjoy these weekly photo challenge – it pushes me to try new things and see what creative photo I can capture through a variety of means.

~signed, Carltonaut

6 Replies to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Through”

  1. Wow, wow, that is so creative. The DOF came out perfectly.

    1. Thanks. I tried a couple of f-stops and that’s the one that I felt looked the best. The 1.8 made my son too out of focus, so I kept moving smaller until I saw this one at f/5.0. I’m glad you like it.

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