Saturday, August 02, 2008

Random Thoughts: Sweet Corn & Nikon D80

I grew up in south central Indiana, and grew up eating mostly Indiana-grown fruits and vegetables (most vegetables from our own garden, actually). One of the best vegetable options I love in the Indiana summer is Indiana sweet corn. Both this and last weekend I threw some corn on the grill (in husk, soaked in water) and enjoyed with both a little butter and fresh-ground pepper. Its healthy and delicious.

As a side note, we cooked all the ears last night, but didn't eat them all at the time. A quick way to reheat ears of corn is wrap the ear in a paper towel, and then wet the paper towel. Microwave 2-3 minutes on half power.

I am borrowing my co-worker's Nikon D80 with 50mm f/1.8 prime lens this weekend. I am having fun taking pictures of Nolan, Kacey, the cats, birds, and plan to play with different depth of field options in my learning. Any methods people have used to really learn their camera are appreciated (other than just plain shooting). I am taking two or three pictures of different objects with different lighting and aperture for comparison later.

I think this would be better with a slightly larger depth of field (i.e. Kacey was a little closer to focus).


Shawnna said...

He's changing so much!!! I kinda like blurry Kacey.... gives you a feeling of mom looking on from a distance, but letting him explore on his own.

Chris said...

I want blur, but maybe just a touch less... I don't know, still trying to learn what is best! As I didn't really set this photo up, I didn't have time to change it.

Rob Fetcho said...

those are really great pics!

Daniel said...

Chris, a blog that we read that has a lot of interesting types and stuff like that (some photoshop, but some photography) is: