My Week of Photos - One Subject, Three Ways

When life gets real busy around here, my goal of taking a photo each day with my DSLR ends up way down at the bottom of my list of things to do. But I do love photography and I still want to get better at this hobby that I love!

So this week, I captured one subject, three different ways.

 ISO 3200, f/7.1, 1/60 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 3200, f/7.1, 1/60 sec with 50mm lens

This first photo was taken outside at about 7:30pm. One of my favorite places at home to take photos is out along our fence. We get a lot of great light out there in the evening and the fence makes a good backdrop.

 ISO 3200, f/3.5, 1/60 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 3200, f/3.5, 1/60 sec with 50mm lens

This photo was taken in my second favorite place at my home. Our dining room window faces to the east and gets some great natural light in the morning. To mix things up a bit, I took this photo looking down on the roses. I did crop this one in a bit from the original capture. What I find interesting, is the ISO and shutter speed are the same for this photo as the previous photo. Evening versus morning definitely had an effect on what aperture was appropriate for each of these photos.

 ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/160 sec with 50mm lens

ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/160 sec with 50mm lens

This one, of the three, is my favorite! This was taken out in my front yard, mid-afternoon. We have a huge shade tree in our front yard. I placed the vase of roses on a bench in the shade and really focused on the one rose.

Overall, I shot about 16 photos, about five in each location/time of day. Of the 16 photos, these three were my favorites. I find it interesting that each one is a different aperture. By focusing on a different view of the roses, I was able to capture a different look with each photo. This was a great little experiment and one I will probably try again.

Have you ever tried something like this? I would love to do this same thing but with a person so I can practice some portrait photography.