Summit County Early Autumn – Photography 101 forever

[CATEGORIES: Photography, Travel Photography.]

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The Ten Mile Range.  Quandry Peak far left.  Peaks 10-6, l.-r., left of center.

The Ten Mile Range. Quandry Peak far left. Peaks 10-6, l.-r., left of center.  Taken from the south side of Lake Dillon at the town of Dillon (one of my favorite view spots).

We had a good snowfall, Sunday the 22nd I think it was.  Areas above treeline (about 11,000′) remain covered.

F-stop is the focal length of the camera lens divided by the size of the lens opening (aperture) (that size governing the amount of light that enters the camera).  If you have a 50mm lens and the opening is 10mm then the f-stop is f/5.  (Conversely, an f/5 on a 50mm lens means the opening is 10mm, etc.)  http://digital-photography-school.com/megapost-learning-how-to-use-your-first-dslr has a very good explanation of aperture and other camera basics on a single web page.

Mt. Baldy, taken from Silverthorne, CO.  Dillon Dam is the hillside between the trees and Mt. Baldy.

Mt. Baldy. (Bald Mt., part of Boreas Mt., unless I’ve erred completely and this is neighboring Mt. Guyot, but I don’t think so.  Baldy/Boreas have the long sloping approach.) Taken from Silverthorne, CO. Dillon Dam is the hillside between the trees and Mt. Baldy.

Buffalo Mt, l., Red Peak, r. (I'm sure of these.)  F/11.

Buffalo Mt, l., Red Peak, r. (I’m sure of these.) F/11.

North end of Ten Mile Range, Peaks 1/2 and 1 on right, r.-l.  The flash went off for this photo, highlighting the stop and bike sign.  Perhaps it means STOP and drink in the atmosphere.

North end of Ten Mile Range, Peaks 1/2 and 1 on right, r.-l. The flash went off for this photo, highlighting the stop and bike sign. Perhaps it is saying STOP and drink in the atmosphere.

Smaller aperture (larger f/stop number, such as f/11) gives you greater depth of field (general sharpness from foreground to background).  Good for landscape.  I haven’t figured the physics of how that works.  Smaller f/stop (smaller number, like f/2.8, larger aperture, more light) gives narrower DOF, good for focusing on specific subjects and have the fore- and background blurry.  (Smooth, soft blurriness is called bokeh, pronounced ‘bow-quet’ I believe.  I definitely haven’t figured that.)  My experiments with DOF have been mostly unsuccessful but I think I’m getting some pretty pictures.  [UPDATE: I had smaller/larger references mixed a bit.  I’ve corrected those, correctly I hope!]

F/14, 62mm on 55-200mm lens, shutter 1/250.

F/14, 62mm on 55-200mm lens, shutter 1/250.

F/14 crop.

F/14 crop.

Potpourri:
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Enjoy.

(Usual caveats apply on ANY photo information related here.  I’m a rookie at this. Verify for yourself.)

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About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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