Sloughhouse (CA), Squash, Shallow DOF, Monochrome

ISO100, 35mm (prime lens), f/1.8, 1/1600 sec
Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse, CA

I have neglected my 35mm prime lens for over a month now.  It probably feels like the red-headed stepchild who has no idea what it did wrong.  So to right the wrongs, I decided to spend one hour  in one location, using only the prime.  The location, Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse.  Davis Ranch has a farmer’s market 7 day a week and is a perfect location to play with the prime and take advantage of the potential shallow depth-of-focus (DOF) using a wide open f/stop.

(Click thru the image for the 700px view)

While I had hoped to shoot in the street photography style of snapping customers going about their shopping, I am still not entirely comfortable with “invading” people’s privacy.  I had even considered using a longer zoom lens to achieve this in the future as it is less intrusive and with the less wide-open lens, it may force me to incorporate some motion blur of the customers.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 35mm (prime lens), f/1.8, 1/1600 sec

Sloughhouse (CA), Squash, Shallow DOF, Monochrome. Sloughhouse, California. September 14, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


3 thoughts on “Sloughhouse (CA), Squash, Shallow DOF, Monochrome

    1. Sorry for the delay reply here James. It certainly is good to get out of my comfort zone at times. It is really an immediate way to find where your strengths (not usually) and weaknesses (usually) are. I certainly don’t get as much self-feedback from shooting the usual landscape shots. And thanks for your feedback! Hope you have a great rest of the week!


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