I decided it was time today to give my pinhole camera another workout, so I loaded some colour film and set about taking a long exposure (37 minutes!) of our Christmas tree. While the aperture of my Ondu camera is f125, the lens I’ve hired for Christmas is f1.2 – right at the other end of the spectrum. What more excuse did I need to use that to take a photo while my long exposure was ‘cooking’? As the term for that beautiful, soft background is bokeh, I decided that this picture could definitely be classed as bokehlicious!
Having started on the f1.2 bandwagon, I decided to keep going and had a quite photoshoot with Lucy on our patio, almost completely blurring out the garage wall in the background. I also took this opportunity to have another go with my camera’s recently added ‘animal detect’ autofocus setting. I’m pleased to say it worked perfectly this time, focusing every time on whichever of Lucy’s eyes was closest to me. I can only assume my camera prefers cats to small birds….
Finally, I just had to try the soft focus look on these delicious cupcakes, made by our neighbour Nicole. We’ll save them for Christmas, but I feel sure they’ll taste as perfect as they look.
23 December 2019