Oh, it's been snowing. And now it is raining. What else is there to say? I hope to ride outside tomorrow...
Photo Friday's topic this week is "Best of 2010" so I decided on this:
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First, an image I shot a while back of some leaves on a plant in my house. I shot this with a f1.8 50mm wide open, so the depth of field is tiny.
Here is the same image processed with a Processing applet I wrote which subdivides the image into smaller rectangles until the variation of color in the rectangle is sufficiently small (click through to Flickr to see the large versions). This gives a variable size, irregular, mosaic effect, emphasized by the exaggerated black borders on the rectangles.
I just tried my old lenses (from my old Nikon SLRs) on my new D90 DSLR and they work great! Most are fully manual, so no autofocus or automatic exposure control, but I like focusing manually, and since the cameras digital, it's not hard to shoot a few until you get the exposure to what you want, while adjusting the aperture ring on the lens.
One of my old lenses is a 300 mm lens that has AF, so the D90 works completely auto with it. I had no idea it would be so easy to continue using these lenses. I am somewhat excited by this.
On of the lenses is nice, old, worn 50mm/1.4. It's pretty fast, and gives short depth of field, which everyone loves these days. I'll be using that a bit, I think.