ONE FOUR CHALLENGE – January15-WK-1

 

 

ONE FOUR CHALLENGE – Jan15-WK-1

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My contribution for

Robyn’s

‘Captivate Me’ 

blog

One-Four-Challenge

During the Christmas break I purchased and began to

READ…yes, read

the instruction book for my camera.

Marvellous what instruction books contain!

I discovered by pushing a button or two I could

severely affect the look of my photo…

no computer software required.

Wow!

I decided our Christmas tree would make the ideal subject.

I turned my back one day and the next thing I knew it was

back in its box packed away until December.

So this urn is going to be this month’s subject.

Hi

All these photos are taken with a

Nikon D7100 shooting in Effects Mode and

letting the camera do the work.  This shot is in ‘Hi Key’ Mode.

The instruction book states that

images produced in this  mode are filled with light tones,

usually no black or deep tones at all.  

Practically it is not clear if this mode does anything

more than overexpose an image.

Although the urn is silver there are some

deeper shadows, blacks, whatever, than appear in this image.

I’ve just checked! 🙂

As stated it does appear to over expose an image,

although my reason for checking was simply that

I thought the image was nearly identical to the real deal.

So Nikon software is going to be software of choice for this month.

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Technical Stuff

Apart from focal length, all the technical stuff is pre-set by the camera:

  • Camera: Nikon D7100
  • Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105
  • Focal Length: 70 mm
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • F Stop: 5.3
  • ISO: 1100

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 Hope you enjoy!

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Travel Theme-Laughter

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My

Laughter

Travel Theme.

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The spotted, or laughing, hyena was my only inspiration for this post.

hyena_0054This was my first ever hyena sighting in Kruger National Park.

hyena_0088This one could have been laughing after

it had had a late night feed at

our camp in Botswana last year.

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: “Laughter

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