Through the lens

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    Through the lens
    Riverstone Townhomes, Mountain View, California

    Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-4.5G VR
    DxO (exp, blur, distorion, ca, vignette. noise, lighting) nik CEP (pro contrast)
    1/30 sec @ f/5.6, iso 1000, 200mm (300mm)

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    Fun with my new lens.

    The apartment is getting unbearably hot right now. We decided to block over the windows with contact paper and purchased a ladder to get at them. After Caitlin finished the first window, she “showed” Gibson his new perch. Eventually he figured how to get to the top of it. When he did, I noticed a wonderful shape and excitedly asked Caitlin to grab Gibson’s attention. I stood right under the ladder and snapped these shots right through toward him.

    I like how the lines of the ladder lead you to the circle and the circle frames Gibson’s eyes as he looks at me. The lens of his eyes reflects the pattern reflecting off my lens right at him.

    The ladder is 8 feet high so the base of the steps are about 2 feet in front of my lens. Good thing the 18-200mm focuses so close. In fact, I could have gotten away with being a half a foot closer.

    I love this lens.

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    1. tychay 95 months ago | reply

      @Spike n Mouse: Thanks!

    2. Alfama Pictures 95 months ago | reply

      In the truest sense of the word: That pic is really an eyecatcher..!

    3. tychay 95 months ago | reply

      @tysonwilliams.com, | paul |, Brand12, mica_lessa, Richard Cody: Thanks! I really appreciate it.

      I was reading Bryan Petersen’s book on composition the other day and it occurred to me that I hadn’t taken advantage of shape much in my photography. (Looking at the May dpblogs challenge of numbers was really eye-opening.)

      The circle is such a powerful shape. I got that and a frame at the same time so I had to shoot it. :-)

    4. John 3000 92 months ago | reply

      Great photo--and NOT just because it's a "cute animal pic!" Composition, color, DOF--it's all there!

    5. maria1bjt 85 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Shot !!! Brilliant :-)

    6. i eaт sтars 80 months ago | reply

      Oh this is brilliant! :D Total cat-mouse perspective.

    7. Kenneth Koh 72 months ago | reply

      hi, I was looking for sharp shots with the Nikon 18-200mm at 200mm f/5.6. I'd say this one is pretty sharp. Great composition too. Well done!

    8. tychay 72 months ago | reply

      @John_3000 @maria1bjt @ieatstars Thanks!

      @Aventure_Noma d: Thanks. Apparently the weakness of this lens is in the mid-zoom range. Thankfully, I rarely use that range. :-)

    9. m_ovo_m 2 months ago | reply

      Good shot!!

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