What: Overcast Day at the Lake
Why: I realized I have a lot of glass sitting on shelf that I haven't really given a good work out yet, so I'm taking it upon myself to take each week's photo with a new lens that hasn't really been used yet. It seemed only logical to start with the widest focal length to start, so I mounted up the Promaster 24mm and decided to do something for which it was never really designed, shallow depth of field. I shot it wide open at f/2.8 at attempted a fairly close focus to manage to soften the out of focus areas significantly. Interestingly, the lens pulls of a good bokeh and painterly strokes, something an ultra-wide angle lens is not typically known for. I also wanted to do a little bit of selective color toying Photoshop, and this shot gave me a decent opportunity to do so.
When: September 29, 2014.
Where: Lake Kittamaqundi, Columbia MD
Who: A few photo shy ducks and geese only.
How: Olympus Pen E-PM2 with 24mm Promaster MC, F/2.8 at 1/1000 of a second - ISO 400.
Raw image was imported into Photoshop and I gave bumps in saturation to the yellow and purple hues while downplaying saturation on all other hues.