Project 365 #52 – Grassy

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Another sunny day today, I caught the grass as the sun was beginning to set which gave it a nice glow. I wrestled with the white balance for quite a while on this shot, I’m still not sure I got it quite right because I can’t remember what it actually looked like. I know it was definitely quite ‘golden’ because the sun was low.

Extension tubes made this photo super-easy, but it also highlights the big flaw with the 50mm f/1.8 – the jarring pentagon bokeh (look towards the top left). Removing that is what you pay for when you spend hundreds of pounds on the more expensive lenses. It actually lends itself fairly well to the sharp angles of the grass itself, so I’m not too fussed!

Lens: 50mm f/1.8 (with 13mm(?) extension tube)
Focal length: 50mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/160
ISO: 100
Flash: Did not fire.

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