Friday, January 4, 2013

Tarnished Beauty


 Vintage. Tarnished. Beautifully Designed






Playing around with aperture and lighting this morning
Took off my normal zoom lens
and using  my old standard 50mm 1:4 on my Nikon D90

I  had to become the zoom.

So different using a fixed lens.
The great thing about the wide aperture of this lens
is it allows so much
m o r e   l i g h t
and blurs the background
(known as bokah)

I often use my point and shoot
which is usually handy but almost everything is in focus.

It is wonderful to focus close-up on the beautiful design
and tune out all of the other things in view
that are screaming for attention.

Our days are like that.



{What will you focus on today?}

~ Violet ~




8 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a fabulous post. And what you did here writing wise is very poetic; you start off with the normal, every day life then narrow down to a much broader universal: WHAT WILL YOU BE FOCUSING ON TODAY? That is brilliant.

OK,you may have to walk me through this procedure one day my dear. Because sometimes I can achieve that look with my new camera where the main subject is in clear focus, but the background is fuzzy, and I love that. But I get that without even knowing what I am doing! WE MUST SKYPE ONE DAY!!!! Love that pot. Anita

Anne said...

Beautiful, Violet! I love how you caught the warm tones.

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~CC Catherine said...

Hi Violet! :-) I love the dual art in this post... tarnished silver is a favorite of mine, as well as photography...so this really spoke to me... and what am I focusing on right now? :-) I'm focusing on WHO I am in Christ right now...pursuing Him to the fullest in 2013...a huge desire to grow up and not to remain a babe any longer. :-) Happy New Year!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Violet! :-) I love the dual art in this post... tarnished silver is a favorite of mine, as well as photography...so this really spoke to me... and what am I focusing on right now? :-) I'm focusing on WHO I am in Christ right now...pursuing Him to the fullest in 2013...a huge desire to grow up and not to remain a babe any longer. :-) Happy New Year!

Palomasea said...

What a beautiful post, dear Violet!!
The photos are gorgeous, as is your wisdom...
Focusing on being present and grateful. :)
So lovely to see your message...
I, too, am inspired by the great Sir Walt!
Love and blessings,
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear friend and sister,

Thank you for taking a moment to lay on the grass with the bunnies while the chief rabbit told his story....you are just so kind to always come. Anita

Palomasea said...

Joining dear Anita...oh her post was breathtaking...and began with a nod to a "Violet!"...
Violet, sweet friend, thank you so very much for stopping by...
Yes, I do feel rather useless during a cold....I guess I'm now rather forced to take it easy! :)
Have a wonderful and creative week!
xoxo,
- Irina