The Lockdown Logs
Dateline: April 30th 2020
Raining outside the cocoon today, so I looked around for an indoors subject and settled on an ‘uplighter’ lampstand that I bought many years ago in B&Q. I fitted the Nikon MF 50mm lens onto the Fujifilm X-T30, – the full frame equivalence would be around 75mm. The aperture was set at f/8, to achieve pin-sharp focus on the pattern of the glass, using the camera’s focus-peaking; the shutter speed was 1/250th sec and the ISO was 800.
The lamp is set against a background of white louvre blinds, backlit by the natural light from outside, so the bokeh produced a simple white backdrop. The lamp is silver, the backdrop white, so I chose to use the camera’s ACROS film simulation mode.
Here’s the result:-