Sun Flare

Remember what I said at the end of this post about backlighting and spot metering?  Here’s another (more extreme) example of what spotmetering allows you to do..

Spot meter on your subject’s face and you can even take images with the shining around your subjects (sun flare) for a nice dramatic effect:

Taken with my Canon digital rebel xsi, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Lens at these settings:
SS 1/200th
ISO 100

Totally unrelated to this topic, but in my 11 month letter to Jasper I mention how he loves touching the plants in my parents’ yard.. look how gentle he is with them:

How is this the same kid that regularly jabs his finger into my nose or eye while nursing??

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Susan says:

My little Emily does the same thing with all plants…trees, leaves, flowers. So gentle, yet the poor cat gets tortured and I can’t remember the last time I wore earrings for fear they would be ripped out. I used to think she was afriad of the plants, lol!

HamiHarri says:

Your little man makes me want a boy, even though I used to be desperate for a girl.

jbhat says:

Love love love. It’s zerbit time on that tummy!

Samm Ivri says:

How sweet he is with the flowers! Mia doesnt have that gentle touch. WIth her its always about shredding the plants. HAHAHA. Funny how their personalities are so evident even at this young age.

ariana says:

Hehe, don’t you just want to poke it? ;)

mandy says:

i can’t get over his belly in the last picture!

kari says:

i LOVE the sun flare!! that is awesome!
and jasper of course is cute and sweet w/ the flower!