Tuesday, January 4, 2011

4/365 - twofer Tuesday

I can be so indecisive and non-committal. :) I had one photo planned for today and another came along. So you get both. Does that violate the rules?

It's the first day back from Christmas break that I had students. That means I spent my planning period making copies. This isn't the entire stack. I'm not done and some have been handed out already.
I snapped this one quickly while I was talking to a fellow teacher. I didn't take the time to change settings. It was shot in portrait mode. There was a yellow/orange tint on one side the papers, so I put them in black and white.

I like that you can see the student painted ceiling tiles in the background.

I would have taken the time to shoot in manual mode, but I didn't want to be rude. Given the quick capture, I think it turned out okay.

Exposure 0.014 sec (1/69)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 4.6 mm
ISO Speed 382
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Auto, Did not fire

Part 2
A local Marine was injured in Afghanistan then died on Christmas eve. The main road is lined on both sides with American flags.
I stopped at lunch to take this picture. Since the road has four lanes and was busy, I couldn't get the angle I wanted. I still like the shot. Wanting to make the flags standout, I softened the background and put it in black and white. If I knew how I would have cleaned out the back ground a little. Guess that's something to learn during this project.
Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture f/7.1
Focal Length 23 mm
ISO Speed 64
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire


  1. I don't think you need to clean the background any more. If you look, in the back there are more flags lining the other side of the road. It looks great like that.
    As far as the papers...NOOOOOOOOOOO! That looks like stacks that are on my desk and will soon need to be graded!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!

  2. Yep...I have a stack like that too...uhhhggg.