Why AF Points Are So Important
No photography this Sunday- a bike trip with my best Harley buddy, Enrique,into the mountains, to the beautiful Vall De Ebo. Incredible views, So much so that next Sunday i´m going up there to take photographs. Sometimes the simplest pleasures bring the best ideas, (if we had´nt taken a ride up there i´d never have seen it)!
Now, this photograph has some very obvious mistakes in it ( I just cannot like it) and i´ve been looking at it for two weeks now thinking “I can´t put this up, what will my fellow bloggers think”, but then I got to thinking, “it may be of use to someone as an example of how concentrated one should be when setting up a shot”! It´s not as if this place is ´gonna up and run away- I had all the time in the world to check and double check my settings, so why on earth did I neglect to set my AF Selection to automatic rather than manual! The DOF thing works best in the background not the foreground (in my opinion-but of course rules are made to be broke!) except when the subject happens to be in the middle of the frame, as David´s post from today aptly shows!
So this post is for all those photobloggers out there who are not experts but want to be, (like myself). Composition is not a panacea (had to look that up in the dictionary) in itself, it´s not just about what you see, it´s just a part of the general picture, so to speak, it goes hand in hand with some technical considerations as well-so for me checking, double checking and double double checking my settings is probably a rule I should´nt consider breaking!
f/22, 1sec, ISO100, Sigma 70-300mm @190mm (Macro enabled).