weekly photo challenge: under cloudy skies

Nikon D750 f/5.6 1/400s 300mm 2200 ISO

Nikon D750 f/5.6 1/400s 300mm 1250 ISO

Nikon D750 f/5.6 1/400s 300mm 1250 ISO

Yesterday’s cloudy skies and rain dovetailed nicely with Traveling at Wits End’s invitation to photograph under cloudy skies

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learn photography – 10 – black & white

I’ve had a bit of a problem with my computer so my submission for Raj’s black & white lesson was on the back burner for the past week.  I decided to challenge myself during this lesson by using a 50 mm lens and manual focus during a rain storm.  The outcome of my exploration with various f-stops was hampered by the – sigh – a very limited experience and trust with manual focus.

Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/30s  50mm  200 ISO  manual focus

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Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/30s  50mm 200 ISO  manual focus

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Before the rain, I decided to explore the interactions of the histogram and shutter speed in the Nikon D750 while photographing the arrival of autumn.

f/7.1  1/6s  300mm  ISO 200

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