Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sleepy Henry

Sometimes a dog is just a dog.

Sleep Henry
Mr. Henry...

Sleepy Henry
... glancing my way...

Sleepy Henry
... then drifting off to sleep.

Dog Blog Post #2333

It was pouring down rain when I took this. The TV had just blared an Emergency Broadcast announcement of possible flash floods. My phone was about to go off declaring the same.

Inside, snuggled with me on the sofa, warm and cuddly amongst the blankets, Henry blinked sleepily at the TV, completely obvious.

I think it's fair to say his and Zachary's life is Better than some of his brethren.

Not that they are complaining.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Jan 10, 2017 - "Better"

Daily Dog Challenge 1897. "Creature Comforts"

Henry The Goofy Golden

Goofy Golden
Fun with relatively slow shutter speed

Goofy Golden
Lot's O' Fluff

This is the new 35mm lens, using ambient lighting, 1/40s, f/2.5 (top shot f/2.8), ISO ranging between 1600-2800.

While my trusty 60mm can shoot at near that aperture, too, the rule of thumb for hand-holding a camera is 1 over the focal length for minimum shutter speed. That means while 1/40s is good for my new 35mm lens, I should go up to 1/60s for the 60mm.

Shortening the shutter speed two clicks means I should open the aperture two to get the same exposure, but my 60mm is already wide open at f/2.8.

Last resort, of course, is letting the ISO go higher. But then you get more grain.

Sooo... for a hand-held, low-light shot, the new 35mm is just the thing!

Of course, once you stick it on a tripod, all that goes out the window.

Assuming the boys aren't TRYING to move, a shutter speed of 1/30s would be safe, and I've gone as low as 1s (yes, one second!) for my rock, Henry.

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1 comment:

Furries said...

Henry is so cute!
Great action shots of goofiness.

Are you using the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens? Although I'm nowhere near as skilled a photographer as you, I've used that for some nice non-flash indoor photos of Raven.