Here are some shots from the last few weeks. I’ve been trying to upload for a few days now but have been getting error messages in return…

Anyways, apple picking in Columbus, pond gazing in Oberlin, and line hunting around campus.

Here’s a fun one from last night on my way to meet Heather.  There was one hell of a storm moving through and the clouds over Versailles were amazing.  

This is a composite of five individual photos stitched together.  From a distance it looks ok, but once you get farther down to pixel level you can notice inconsistencies in focus and alignment.  Oh well, considering it was shot hand held I can’t complain too much.  

Hope you enjoy!

-Baroquebloke-

A daily activity of mine is to read about cameras and photography techniques.  One reoccurring topic is how to achieve decent bokeh (out of focus blur).  Many people maintain that a large camera sensor paired with a fast lens is almost obligatory.  While it’s true, that combination of equipment will result in magnificent bokeh I don’t believe its always necessary.  Sometimes, when working with limited resources one must be willing to approach a scene from a different angle.

The above photo for instance:

aperture:       f/5.6

focal length:  30mm (81mm full frame equivalent)

That is by no means a fast aperture setting, and no, the bokeh present is not the sort of creamy goodness you would find with a full frame sensor (my nikon v1 has a very tiny sensor!) but it’s still effective and, in my opinion, beautiful.

I think I’ll put this one up on the photo store.  I’ll let you all know when it’s available!

-Baroquebloke-

With the weather warming up it’s becoming easier to enjoy the evenings out doors.  And, since I am still in Europe for the time being, public consumption of alcohol is a non-issue. 

This evening’s menu?  A Trappist Triple and Versailles’ Hotel de Ville in the background. 

For you photography enthusiasts reading this, the photo was shot with the Nikon 1 V1, iso 2500.  The sky was actually darker than the shot shows.  An amazing little camera, the V1.

Happy Monday all!

-Baroquebloke-