A Morning at f5.6

Ragweed,  My Bane.

So I’m learning about aperture settings.

I picked f5.6 as an aperture setting because… well why not? Do you have a favorite?  

All of these photos are at f5.6.

Question:  Father, why don’t you write about the Church, especially about the Synod going on right now?

Answer:  I actually spend a lot of time reading and keeping up with the Church, and with the ongoing Synod.  I have a lot of thoughts about it all, which I express with friends and Parishioners, and which I bring into my Homilies.

I don’t write here about it because I what I need is a creative outlet, not a place to rationalize, hash out and digest.   Maybe one day I will.  I guess we’ll see?

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This is the Tammany Trace, about two blocks from the Church. It’s a great exercise route, and a great route to the store or wherever you might want to get to.  I love to ride it out to the lake.

Visually it can be a little boring at times.

Especially in a walk around shot like this.  Sorry!

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I realized the other day my walk around kit lens from years ago is a macro lens.  That means it takes closeups well.  When I got my first grown up camera I didn’t have a clue what was up from down. And, well, still learning.

The aperture setting opens the apparatus which controls the amount of light into the frame.

A lower setting, such as f5.6 here, allows some of the background to be out of focus.  You would say that it has a shallow depth of field.  A higher aperture setting, which we don’t see here, would allow for everything to be in focus, but would also require more light, so a longer shutter exposure would be required.

Most cameras, including mine, have an aperture setting (Av or such) which give the aperture priority.  Here I just set it to f5.6 and the camera did the rest.

One day I’d like to shoot full manual, but… all things in their time.

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Some type of morning glory vine that’s usually all shriveled up by the time I get out walking.  I was early today because the temperature plummeted to 50 something, and it was very damp and chilly and I loved it.

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And this is Loretta, who I went to Music School with way, way back in the day. She is charming, hard working, and a complete powerhouse when it comes to all of our pro-life resources and/or youth related endeavors.

 

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Some kind of wild daisy.

It’s just an exercise, man!

 

Until next time…

Ciao.