Water Coloured

After trying to take photos of my cactus for ‘pointed’ as part of assignment 1, I gave up and decided to do some more experimenting with exposure. I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for a while now, and now I feel as though I understand how my camera better to achieve it. It was raining and there was a lot of traffic outside, so I switched off the living room light and set up my camera next to the window. Using manual focus with a 60mm macro lens, I set the camera on a tripod with a 10 second exposure and an aperture of f/5.6. This longer exposure and smaller aperture enabled me to create a bokeh effect. I’m wondering if this could be a possible image for ‘liquid’ as part of my assignment 1 on contrasts. The blurred background appears to emphasize the wateryness of the rain drops. Maybe I’ll have another go at the cactus tomorrow!



About Matt

Photography degree student with the Open College of the Arts.
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