Day 29 – One


One ‘late fall’ leaf covered with many ‘early winter’ snowflakes.  It’s that time of year where the seasons are melting into each other. I snapped this at about 8:00 am with cloudy skies and snow.  I cropped to a square, brightened, center focused and blurred in Snapseed. I added a touch of flare in Lensflare and framed in pixlromatic. 

“Photography is (a means by which we)…learn to see the ordinary.” ~ David Bailey


One moon, full, and taken yesterday November 28th. Yes, I know that’s cheating but I’ve had a crazy busy day and just didn’t get round to taking my ‘one’ picture.  And now for the other admission, it’s not taken with my 50mm f/1.4 lens. I hope this will suffice!

Taken at 8 o’clock in the evening with my Canon 70-200mm f/4L lens, also using my Canon 1.4 extender.  You might think that my ISO would be particularly high as it was so dark outside, but as the moon is so bright the opposite is actually true.  Also, the lower the ISO, the less ‘noise’, so I could expect more detail in my image. My ISO was set at 100, my shutter speed was 1/50, and my aperture set at f/11, or as it’s sometimes called, “lunar eleven”.   Finally the lens was zoomed out to 280mm.

Post-processing in Lightroom, I initially cropped the image quite a bit.  I increased the clarity and sharpening, decreased the highlights, and increased the shadows a little.


2 thoughts on “Day 29 – One

  1. Well I love both pics. I love how simple and clean and striking each one is.
    Of course I have to favour the Maple Leaf….I think we all know why haha.
    Great job ladies.

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