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Still seeking images in the yard, looking for a different point of view.  I like this straight-down view of the chives with the different levels of clarity created by the shallow depth of field but most of all I like the color contrast created by the green stems as a background for the purple blooms.

Aperture Prioirty at f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
Focal Length:129mm
ISO 400
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I was searching around the yard for images to fulfill the Friday photowalk tip for subjects close to home and the weedy grass in the front yard was tall and had gone to seed.  The low sunlight was giving a nice backlight and these blades of grass seed made a perfect subject for shallow depth of field.  I like how I’m getting three different levels of clarity in the blades of grass with the last one in the back just glowing white round orbs of light.

Aperture Priority at f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Focal Length: 218mm
ISO 400

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Rusty

Last Friday’s photowalk tip was to find your subject close to home.  This image is a close up of a rusty old mik can that sits on our patio.

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This old farm tractor has it’s share of circles too, but they don’t dominate the image like they do in the previous shots.  Peaceful is what comes to mind when I view this image – a silent tractor at a standstill, waiting at the edge of the field bordered by trees.  Viewing this you’d think you were in the middle of the open countryside – in reality, it’s just a few hundred feet from a busy road and one of the larger wineries on Long Island.

Shutter Priority at 1/1000 sec.
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 109mm
ISO: 100

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A rusty old seat from a piece of farm equipment provided some nice circles and some nice texture as an added bonus.

Aperture Priority at f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/250 sec.
Focal Length: 249mm
ISO: 400

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Side view of a grinding stone – lots of little circles in the steel but what I really like is how your eyes and brain tend to complete the curved lines in the side of the stone, seeing them as circles too.

Aperture Priority at f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
Focal Length: 208mm
ISO 100

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Old gas pump at the Hallockville Museum Farm on Long Island’s North Fork. 

We headed out there for the Fleece and Fiber Festival to check out the sheep, alpaca and llama sheering, spinning and herding demonstrations.  I discovered that there are a lot of CIRCLES on a farm.  I’ll be sharing a few of them with you over the next few days.

Aperture Priority at f/8.0
Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.
Focal Length: 135mm
ISO: 100

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