Here’s a quick post of a shot that mostly “just fooling around” as the camera store ads from “Honest Abe” used to read. (Actually, I think they said “no foolin’ around”)
I got to thinking about higher ISO settings again, and how I had become comfortable with the Nikon D200 at ISO 800. And I wondered what the older 6MP D70 would do at ISO 800.
So I placed some lilies on the counter and half heartedly lined them up with a brick red cabinet in the far background. The D70 was “wearing” the inexpensive 55-200 “plastic” lens, and at 165mm I was able to get a decent composition from the tripod.
With the ambient light and ISO 800 my shutter speed read 1/4th second at f/7.1.
I’m quite happy with the performance at ISO 800 – noise isn’t really a problem here. I wish I”d been more careful with the alignment as the cabinet wasn’t quite wide enough and I ended up with some unwanted brightness on the left edge.
As far a style/composition goes, this is basically a study in color, lines, and light. I like the strong graphics of the simple lines, and I like the backlight for the way it defines the shape and texture of the lily.
Now, if someone would only buy me more flowers I’d be more careful next time!