2009 Challenge - Day 72: Pencil

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    I was a little stumped for creativity on this one, so I borrowed an idea from the original Photo Challenge post for this day.

    I was also fiddling with the arperture priority to see where I could get the lens to focus. I have a superzoom camera, so it doesn't have manual focus, but I've learned a few tricks on how to get it to focus where I want, and this was a good practice exercise for this.

    a a r o n . v i d a l, Jeremy Brooks, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. a a r o n . v i d a l 74 months ago | reply

      This is excellent! I like your interpretation of the theme. So what if it's 'borrowed', you still added your personal touch to it and you learned something in the process! :-) I like the way you have the shaving fan out and I like the lines on the paper too.

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    2. gosheshe 74 months ago | reply

      quite pretty. clever idea.

    3. E M Photography 74 months ago | reply

      You did a wonderful job~ I agree it has your own personal signature on it! Great work!

    4. isol2 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The best moment., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    5. lucky_money_cat 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, thanks for checking out my photos and for the comment! Before I got my dSLR, I had a nice little Nikon P'n'S. To manually spoof the depth of field, I'd point at something other than what I wanted my subject to be and hold the shutter down halfway to focus the camera, then move it back towards the subject. It's imprecise, but it worked!

    6. ☼zlady 74 months ago | reply

      lucky-money-cat : thanks for dropping by. Yes, I've worked that out and exercises like this fine tune it. I have a SLR camera (film), but am not sure I want to go DSLR... I'm not a purist or anything, but I simply find carting all the accessories around to be exhausting and discourages my photo taking. I'm no professional, so there is no need anyway! thanks for the advice!

    7. locadez 74 months ago | reply

      Congrats on being EXPLORED! Good job.

    8. ☼zlady 73 months ago | reply

      locadez - thanks... seems to be doing OK! Appreciate your encouragement!

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    9. lauriemonica 73 months ago | reply

      What a great idea! I never realized how interesting pencil shavings can be until I saw this. =)

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