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Practice makes…oh, dear

I’ve been doing my photo class homework, but I’m kind of stuck in one gear.  We learned about aperture settings, and I’m supposed to be practicing up and down the aperture scale.  But as I review my pictures, I’ve noticed that I am a one note woman.  2.7, 2.7, 2.7…

So 2.7 is the lowest aperture that my camera will go to.  This setting makes the depth of field very shallow, so the background is more blurry.  If you follow my blog, then you probably already know that I love my close-ups.  Now that I have some more information and can manipulate those shots a little, I can’t get out of that mindset – the closer the better.  Argh!  (That’s pirate for, “Pay attention to what you’re doing and start practicing instead of just shooting tons of pictures of things simply because you like it!”)

Anyway, here are some pictures I took last night and this morning.  These are the same fruit trees that I mentioned in the Week In Review.  The petals of one have mostly fallen off, almost overnight.  The spiders seemed to have built their little nests overnight as well.  I came out of the house Tuesday morning and they were just everywhere.

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