NF-SOOC-2018 - Day 3: Mooring Block by vignouse

NF-SOOC-2018 - Day 3: Mooring Block

I like the way a fast 50mm lens can be used to isolate a subject from it's surroundings. I took several photographs of this concrete block (it is used for mooring canoes and pedalos on Paimpont Lake) at different apertures until I was able to get the whole block in focus and all the background out-of-focus.

This is Day 3 in my annual NF-SOOC-September challenge: a month of sooc pictures taken with a 50mm lens or its equivalent for crop-sensor cameras. You can read all about it here - https://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/31977/nf-sooc-september-2018

BoB I should think...
What makes a 50mm lens fast (or slow) Richard??

This is my favourite type of focus (camera cub always take the micky out of me when I use 50mm on largest apperture to take arty shots with fuzzzy backgrounds!)

Great contrasts too- off to look at your exif details to see how you got this!!
September 3rd, 2018  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond The maximum aperture - with the lens I'm using here f/1.4 but it was stopped down to f/4 for this shot.

For this year's nf-sooc project I'm carrying two cameras: a Sony A7iii with 50mm f/1.8 lens for colour jpegs and a Fuji XT2 with 35mm (50mm FF equivalent) f/1.4 lens for B&W jpegs. The Exif details won't tell you but this was taken with the Acros film simulation with red filter applied and the contrast tweaked for more depth.
September 3rd, 2018  
Well it really isolate the surroundings.... great shot
September 3rd, 2018  
VML the ordinariness of this with such sharp detail.
September 3rd, 2018  
i like this simplicity of this... nicely chosen subject, well lit, and prettily composed :)

@30pics4jackiesdiamond - hmmm... i really don't know what to make of camera clubs... i joined one and went to a few meetings, and mostly was bored to pieces, plus not happy to spend two hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair after a long day at the office... the best night i went they had a professional photog speak and she was fantastic and inspirational, spoke about seeing things differently, etc... but the other evenings i attended just didn't do much for me...
September 3rd, 2018  
Very nice
September 3rd, 2018  
I like the contrasting textures between rope and block, and the simplicity of the image as a whole.
September 4th, 2018  
Wonderful light, composition, textures, details, clarity in this neat b&w image
September 4th, 2018  
Yes, you settled on the perfect dof
September 4th, 2018  
Nice textures. There is something quite appealing about this image. is it the light? The DoF? The ordinariness of the subject? Probably all of those and more. Well done Richard.
September 4th, 2018  
@northy ours is so friendly!! No competitions or pressure. Wd range from novice with the gear, me with some gear and some idea and a profesdional!!! We teach each other ( I did the bokeh evening!!!)and go out and play. It's good humoured banter, they wanted to pan, I was doing the rusty links of the swings and fuzzy lights in background!!! But most managed z decent ( or in my case half decdnt) panning shot because old members good at it and taught us. The professional did the running!!!
September 4th, 2018  
Neat subject for your challenge
September 4th, 2018  
this is really a great result and I came on in to read everything said here and enjoyed all the chatter this created as well. really love the DOF
September 4th, 2018  
Love this. Fav and now following
September 4th, 2018  
This really appeals to me Richard. I love the detail and dof :)
September 4th, 2018  
I really like your focus and detail.
September 4th, 2018  
Beautiful find and capture!
September 4th, 2018  
Only you could make a brick look good! Nicely done.
September 4th, 2018  
the simpler the better
September 4th, 2018  
Great anchor. Lovely composition and light.
September 4th, 2018  
I like your shot and also like the effect of a 50mm lens to isolate the subject. I am using my a6000 with the 30mm lens but I may sneak in some shots with the same camera and the 50mm lens. Will you excommunicate me?! Fav for this one - not a bribe!!
September 4th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze I shall never speak to you again... but I might still comment on your photos ;-))
September 4th, 2018  
@vignouse

I'd like to hear your voice!!!
September 5th, 2018  
Can't beat a nifty fifty! Shame to shackle it by insisting on SOOC!! :-)
September 7th, 2018  
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