- Poppin a few with the Nifty Fifty
My new 50mm prime lens is proving to be more fun than I thought. It’s been so long since I used one that I had forgotten just how much of a challenge it can be. Today’s HDR images were all shot with the nifty fifty and processed with Nik HDR Efex Pro and Adobe Photoshop. I’ve used three exposures for each of these images. And, I’ve kept each one as real as possible while taking advantage of the wide tonal latitude.
You might be wondering why I’ve posted this beautiful, yet to bloom, Rhododendron plant when I have “Weeds” first in the title. Well, I doubted that a shot of weeds would be very enticing. So, here come the weeds.
- Weeds are Just Misunderstood Flowers
These shots all have one thing in common. Weeds predominate! But, don’t they look great with that wispy, warm tone against the darker pines. Anyway, my main focus is to demonstrate the one lens method of shooting multiple views of a single scene. I simply moved myself instead of “zooming in” to get the variations I was looking for.These images were done on a day with such a heavy cloud cover that I welcomed the faster lens though I didn’t really take advantage of the f/1.8 very much. As I mentioned in an earlier post, this prime lens is sharp . . . probably just as sharp as my 105mm Micro. All of these shots were done handheld and holding my breath. Don’t know if that makes a difference but it can’t hurt. Right?
I’ll close this post with one last grassy, weedy, clumpy thing that caught my eye as I was walking through the field back to my car. It seemed to be begging me to take it’s picture. So, I did!Nikon D700 with AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens at ISO 800.