↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.
Our son G has been trying to grow tomatoes since early this summer.
Recently he was excited to see some progress in the form of this promising fruit of his labour. He was keeping a watchful eye on it as he was hoping to eventually serve it to us in a salad, seasoned with the basil he’s also been growing (LOL, our house is looking more and more like a makeshift organic farm each day).
Unfortunately, last night a nocturnal visitor decided to have a little nibble on it, and this is what we found early this morning 😦
↑iPhone (photo credit goes to my wife).
A study in composition — there’s a lot going on in this frame!
This is probably one of the most successful (spontaneous) compositions I’ve had this year. I wish I’d shot it at f/8, so more detail could be appreciated in the background, but often the background is full of distractions therefore I routinely photograph at wider apertures to relegate the clutter into a blur (incidentally, this photograph was shot at f/4.5. which is wide-ish for a telephoto lens).
On a related note, there are few vocal individuals on camera forums these days that routinely decry shallow-depth-of-field-photography and label it a fad.
I disagree: the technique has been employed extensively from the dawn of photography and there are too many background distractions in modern-day environments to not use it.
↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S.
“Cascara, meaning husk, peel or skin in Spanish – the dried skins of coffee cherries. Brew it just like you brew your tea! This cascara tastes like jujube fruits, honey and dried fruits.“
↑Leica M9 (CCD Lives! – Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.