Hot and Cold. While getting my son out the door for an early morning swim meet, the outside temperature was 32 F (feeling like 25 F ) and the heat inside was set at 67 F, giving us a storm door covered in condensation. We typically don’t write on the storm door, but I thought it would make the photo a bit more interesting! 😉
After the fact , I wish I had both taken and edited this photo with my iphone. I think it would have had a much more interesting edit. I instead shot this with my Canon DSLR with my 35mm F2 lens attached. My settings were ISO 200, F/2.8 and shutter speed 1/200. I did the edit in lightroom where I increased the contrast, clarity, highlight tones and sharpened a bit. I also applied a rebelsauce preset. I actually prefer this photo in black and white, but then I lost the gorgeous yellow maple tree seen through the front door, so I opted to keep it in color.
“A camera is a save button for the mind’s eye.”~Roger Kingston
I don’t think I have been original at all with my choice of subject this week for ‘hot and cold’. Lacking in inspiration I fell back on a traditional favorite, hot, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies paired with an ice cold glass of milk straight from the fridge. I used a shallow depth of field to create a little drama in the photograph, focusing on the bubbles in the glass of the just poured milk.
I used my Canon DSLR paired with my 50mm 1.4 lens to take this image at around 1:30 in the afternoon in our kitchen. It’s a beautifully bright Sunday, and so I set my ISO at 100, my shutter speed at 1/60, and my aperture wide open at f/1.4 to create a shallow depth of field. I did very little post processing in Lightroom 4, just cropping the image and increasing the exposure and clarity slightly.