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The Peek

Thepeek50 MM/manual/shot in monochrome/natural lighting

A man told me today that my goat belongs in a magazine.
I’ll take that as a compliment. :0)

Trying to focus manually while your target is moving constantly isn’t an easy task. But I love the way manual shooting paints dreamy bohek (heavy blurring) into the frame, such as the fence seen in the foreground. All-manual focussing and exposure (shutter speed/aperture/ISO/WB, etc.) has a certain quality and look to it that’s not easily replicated. I mean, it can be, but then it has the shopped look to it. (Photoshopped.) I’m hopelessly in love still with monochromatic images and especially with shooting IN monochrome.

Colour’s alright too. But nothing makes me as happy as shooting in black and white- all manual- using only natural lighting. My itch has been scratched.

Back to schoolwork…



Squire Boone Caverns

4 responses

  1. I love the goat! The detail is so amazing. I feel like I could reach out and touch its fur!!

    March 31, 2013 at 4:08 am

    • He was awesome, but man did he make me work for that shot..heheh.. (thanks!)

      March 31, 2013 at 4:17 am

  2. I agree that he DOES belong in a magazine! This is such an awesome photo…it kind of looks like he is smiling, too! 🙂

    April 1, 2013 at 10:50 am

    • I thought the same thing! (I love his little heart nose.)

      April 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm


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