Monday, April 5, 2010

Fun with my new (to me) camera ... and bokeh!

If you'll remember from THIS POST, John gave me his really, really, really nice Nikon D70 and I have finally figured out how to do the partial blurry photography thing. I have since learned the official term for this is called "bokeh". (Thanks for this, blogging commentators!)

Anywho, thought I'd share some of the fun I've had...

A door in my dad's backyard...

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New ivy...

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A wind chime balance...

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A hinge in my dad's back yard...

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A wrought iron arch...

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Thanks for listening!



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11 comments:

~Amy~ said...

Beautiful pics. My Dad is a professional photographer, and he just bought a new camera! And guess who gets his old one??? I am so excited. I have no idea how to use it, so if you want to give some lessons, I am allllll ears! I love the wrought iron one! Beautiful!

singlemormonchick said...

you have a great eye! seems like you are really getting familiar with the camera-soon it will feel like an extension of your own hand-just part of you. the pioneer woman has an excellent photography section on her blog-she gives all kinds of tutorials. some months back she even had a bokeh contest. i included her link for the shallow depth of field. keep shooting!
http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/category/photography-assignments/shallow-depth-of-field/

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

SMC, thank you so much for that link. I am loving looking over it!

Jennifer said...

What a great way to breathe a creative life into everyday things. Love the pics.

Jessica Stier said...

These shots are beautiful! I love the first and the third shots so much. It's almost like they should be framed and on the wall. Welcome to the world of photography. I think you may have the bug!!! :)

Jessica
www.MomShots.com

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Jessica, thank you so much. Your praise means a lot because you are an AWESOME photographer! I have you on my blog roll now!

panamamama said...

Great pics! I got a camera for my birthday in Dec. from my hubby and still haven't figured it all out. Very creative!

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Jen, when your able to take pictures of the twins and purposefully have the food smeared on their clothing be the blurry part of the picture - you'll know you've conquored this undertaking!!! :-}

Take good notes! There will be many a mom wanting to know that secret ;-b

carlotta said...

Wonderful pictures! I love love love the one of the doorknob...so pretty.

carlotta said...

Wonderful pictures! I love love love the one of the doorknob...so pretty.

Jamie H said...

Love the picts! Since you're having fun with your "new" camera, try out my new meme "Try Something New Tuesdays"!