Thursday, February 16, 2012

Take a Sip

I decided to put the camera to good use after a long time, and since it was morning, it was a good opportunity. I could hear and see a lot of birds outside, but most of them were out of reach. So I went up to the terrace, where, although I couldn't really find many, since the birds were still far off, I managed to get a couple of good shots. Nothing special and rather generic, but I finally got the see the ability of my Canon 50mm f/1.8 Prime lens in terms of sharpness, reach, etc.

Shot at f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/640 seconds

Shot at f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/800 seconds

I chose f/2.8 for both photos because this lens is supposedly sharpest at that aperture, and even surpasses Canon 24-70mm L lens in terms of that. Both shots were taken seconds before the bird took off.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ember-Clad Sky

The ruins and the pillar were originally the main subject, but the composition sucked, and I liked the texture of the sky, so I made it a silhouette instead.
f/4.5, 21mm, ISO 400, 1/400 seconds

Scanning The Lower Levels

A low-flying eagle against an out of focus Qutab Minar. This is my first half-good bird in flight photo. The Minar suffered from a shake because I was tracking the bird.
f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 200, 1/125 seconds

Feed Away

Took extreme care and caution. The squirrel got scared away before I had a chance for a second shot.
f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 seconds