I’ve been wracking my brain for what I could do for “ball.” If you knew me, you’d know that me and balls don’t get along. There is a definite lack of eye – hand coordination on my part. Then, I remembered that there is one ball that I’ve been getting along with… my pretty pink desert golf ball! Due to rattlesnakes, the desert golf is off for the summer season, so I almost forgot that I owned a ball. This shot idea came to me sometime in the middle of the night, so this morning I dug out my favorite club (this is a joke because we only use one club in the game) and headed over to the wash with ball and camera.
I put my camera on the mini tripod so that it is at eye level with the ball and I used the 10-sec timer. I took it off continuous focus so that it stopped dancing around on me. And then I got into position. About 20 shots later I was starting to feel the sun beat down on me and quit the idea. I deleted most all of the photos… I’m still trying to figure out how to best focus, zoom, use macro and even super macro with my camera. So, I did get some interesting results, but not many worth keeping. Here is one of my favorite accidents:
ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/400; 100mm; 7:27am
Clearly it is an out of focus shot — I’m fairly positive this is one when I accidentally hit the shutter button while rearranging the shot. Remember the camera is sitting on the mini tripod on the ground; I may be short, but this is still awkward to change settings.
I’ve been feeling stale over the past few days; I think I need to take a ride out of town to get some of this month’s themes and just see something different for a change. Meanwhile, I am learning how to do the panoramas and hope to share one of these soon.