Focussing right!

Another wonderful post by Raj@Xdrive inspired me to dig into my photo archives and share my thoughts/images with my fellow bloggers.  Lesson no. 9 on Learn Photogrpahy  is all about focus .   Raj says “…our focus point is of greater importance as for as the final output is concerned.”  OMG, this is what I learned in early days of photograpy. I was quite happy with this little finding 2 years ago.  Presenting two images from the past:

Next is to show how things change when we crop a picture. The first picture looks OK but after cropping I ralized that it was not properly focussed. The image details are  f/5.6, 1/125sek. and ISO 100

Below are some shots to illustrate “focus” with photo details.

1/125 sec., f/5.6 55mm, ISO 220

1/160 sec. f/6.3, 55mm, ISO 100

1/40 sec. f/4.2, 31mm, ISO 400

1/15 sec., f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 400

Hope you all enjoy this post. Now it’s time to listen to Raj!

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!