Auburn (CA), Ikedas, Pie Boxes, Shallow DOF

ISO100, 35mm (prime lens), f/2.2, 1/320 sec
Auburn, CA

When you arrive early for dinner by 5 minutes, it is as good a time as any to shoot a few shots.  In this case, pallets of pie boxes were asking for some attention.

I had intended to arrive at Ikeda’s and take a few shots of the rows and mountains of fruits and vegetables.  The only problem?  The rows and mountains did not exist.  In my mind, I had envisioned the old fruit stand setting which I had seen every time I drove by the outskirts of Davis.  Yet, that was the Yolo Fruit Stand and not the other Ikeda’s location.  So all I was left with was about 1 minute to frame the pie boxes and snap away.

With the 35mm prime lens, the image quality is amazing, and affords me the ability to open up the aperture (in this case f/2.2) and create the shallow depth of field (DOF) resulting in blurring to occur away from the focus point almost immediately.  This is most easily seen in the words “California” and “Market”.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 35mm (prime lens), f/2.2, 1/320 sec

Auburn (CA), Ikedas, Pie Boxes, Shallow DOF.  Auburn, California.  August 09, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


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