Fuji Velvia 100F, 13 November 2009

2009/11/14

Rather than bemoaning the fact that today is Friday the 13th, [1] here’s something bright and cheerful, instead. Because, you know. I’m magnanimous and such. [2]

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Photo Information:

Camera: Nikon N80 SLR
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Film: Fuji Velvia 100F ISO 100 (35mm)
Metering: TTL

Yup, a flowerbud. Of some kind. [3] Apart from the pretty colors, [4] this shot is a good example of shallow maximum aperture on that 85mm lens. Granted, I bought the lens for low-light shooting, [5] but it works well for this sort of work, too – indeed, one of the reasons short telephoto lenses like this one are made with such wide maximum apertures is that they are commonly used for portraiture. [6] Of course, I don’t use the lens for that sort of application, but nonetheless, I truly enjoy using this lens.

Enjoy.

Notes:

[1]: Okay, a little bemoaning: my phone isn’t charging properly, so I need to get it replaced (thank God for insurance); what’s annoying about this is that the replacement won’t arrive until Monday or Tuesday, and I’ll need to ration my phone’s power until then. Seeing as I need the phone for work (not to mention emergencies and porn), this is a little annoying. And yes, before you ask, I do work on the weekends, though to be fair, I don’t always need the phone for such purposes on the weekends. Still, it’s annoying.

[2]: No I’m not. But I suspect y’all knew that already.

[3]: Hey, as I’ve mentioned before, pretty much all I know about plants is that they’re, um, plants…and not animals. Oh, and usually, they’re green. Ish. Oh, and flowers are their naughty parts…makes you wonder what it means when a man hands a woman a handful of the dying sexual organs of a plant. Okay, okay…I think about these things occasionally. What can I say? I’m weird like that.

[4]: Velvia is renowned for that. I tend to agree.

[5]: Not that kind of low-light photography, pervert. Besides, nightvision is so much better for that sort of thing. Or so I’ve heard.

[6]: Hence their alternate name, portrait lenses.

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