Mixing and Matching

Mixing and Matching

I am not going to lie, I am starting to ache for some colour to start to liven up the outdoors. It is really the one big issue with winter in Southern Ontario – if there is no snow, it is pretty much just a lot of brown. Today I was struggling to find the motivation to get outside with the camera and venture around for a shot. I am excited for spring because we are in a new area and I know that once everything starts to grow again, it will be an entire new world to discover. There are nice trails that lead into some great park land which is going to be a lot of fun to adventure around in. But alas, all that is still a little ways away.

My lack of motivation seeped into my overall energy for a photo today, and I debated doing another archive shot, but I knew I had to buck up. I started to mess around with one of the dried leaves that I have sandwiched in a book, and then started to look at our living room lamp. It is as I was playing around with it that Vahida came up with the idea of doing something with tissue paper and the light. We spent a few minutes trying to see if there was any combination or mixtures that we could do, and eventually settled on this. I like it because of the double pattern – one from the way we arranged the tissue paper, and one from the lamp itself. It is also interesting because this is a high ISO shot, but the paper fiber hides the noise a little.

I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon 24-70 F4 L lens at 70mm, shooting at 1/40, F7.1, with an ISO setting of 1600. It was a nice sunny day today.

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