Experimenting with blurs!

I can’t explain how much have I learned in last two days.  Let me be honest and tell you one thing, for me getting a blur image was only related to a water fall or river. Just to get that soft touch on water. I never though of getting soft background or dreamy image in general setting. I was using shutter speed to capture the cases with fast movements, especially for birds.

Here are my entries for Raj’s lesson on “blurs” in photography.

This image was taken this autumn. The leave was hanging very high up on the tree. The details for image: 1/500 sek. f/5,6 300 mm, ISO 320

learnphoto6_1  The second image is very interesting. The credit for blurring effect goes to the snow fall. The picture was taken from inside a bus. The details are 1/1000 sek. f/4,5 62 mm, ISO 400


On sunday, we got few hours (not exactly) of sunshine. It was very cold and there was strong wind but still I went out and tried some autumn shots by changing shutter speed.

The details for next image: 3.1/500 sek. f/11 92 mm, ISO 320


and the last one with aperture setting. The details are 1/4000 sek. f/6,3 85 mm. ISO 6400


After taking photos yesterday, I realize it really matter if you are looking at the light or against it. The amount of light already available makes a difference. Raj has opened a whole new world of “dreamy images to me”. There is so much to explore and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy the images!


Sharpness of image and not of tongue!

My schedule for the photography lessons is all messed up. I know one should make an effort than making excuses but I have too much on my plate. Anyways, lets come to the the point.

I like Raj’s post on sharpness though I am still not quick to decide on shutter speed or aperture settings. I know I should practice more but then again.  At least now I ask myself before a click what I want to capture and how I want it to be. If it turns in what really wanted is another story 🙂

The day I chose to work on assignment is a rainy day, and so I shall not be taking any new photos today instead will try to use images with different settings.

  1. As you see the subject was much closer to the camera. In the background is Victoria harbour in Hong Kong. The technical detals are F-stop:f/6.3m, exposure time: 1/160sec, ISO-100 and focal length: 30mm

This image was taken in garden in Hong Kong where sculptors of stars of Hong Kong are displayed. This garden is situated very close to harbour on Kowloon side. I decided to keep full background to show the exact place.


The details about second photo are 1/200 sek. f/5 22 mm, ISO 100. I crop the photo and check if the image was still sharp if I crop it.

Next image shows the effect of little disturbance. The image got blurry. The details are 5.1/100 sek. f/5,6 55 mm.


I like the sharpness of the foloowing images. The technical details of the first one are  6.1/320 sek. f/9 55 mmlearnphoto5_6















Next image was taken in  a Botanical garden during summer. What I like about the image is even though the focus was off centre I am able to capture the details of flowers and the bees. It looks pretty sharp!  The details are 1/200 sek. f/7,1 55 mm, ISO-100.


The my final imge was taken on an Italian Beach. I tried to capture breaking of waves. The details are  8.1/3200 sek. f/25 116 mm, ISO 6400


Now we shall be waiting for comments from Raj!

She is Brave!


Autumn came very early in her life.

A question she asks her herself,

where is the spring gone?

There are millions of guys around the world

not just one suitable for her!

One day magic happens,

she realized she is far more lucky than millions of souls.

She does not find happiness. That’s true!

Yet can she be reason of someone’s happiness!

She is brave. She found her own light.

Be your own light!

My entry for today’s prompt