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Bokeh madness


Last week, after a bit of rain, I headed outside to check out the bokeh (ボケ) on my newest lens. The tree branches were covered in rain drops and were running towards me rather than horizontally. I focused on a single drop in the middle (just below and left of center) at f/1.4 with the above result.

Snow falls on a backyard deer

ashland oregon deer snow

Johnny B’s – Medford, Oregon

100 watt mind

While watching 100 Watt Mind at Johnny B’s a couple weeks ago, Mr. Johnny B, himself, couldn’t resist Brynna Dean’s vocals. I decided to focus on his unmistakable, greased-back head for this next photo.

johnny b Brynna Dean

SOU Women’s Basketball

nikon nikkor 85mm f/1.4 D lens indoor basketball gym photography

Josi McDermott

I tried out a new lens this past Tuesday at the Southern Oregon University women’s basketball game. The Nikon 85mm f/1.4 D produced the above result at an aperture of 1.4 and a shutter speed of just 1/1250 of a second (an exposure time I’m not used to indoors with gym lighting). I didn’t even need to bump the ISO up very high to get that kind of shutter speed. This is at an ISO of 800. Needless to say, I’m very happy with the results. The isolation and sharpness of the subject, while leaving the background in a state of creamy bliss, is just what I was hoping for.

Click on the photo for an even larger view to see just how sharp Josi was captured.