The 50/50 project, day 2 |

I took a whole bunch of photos with “Joy of Cooking” stuck out in front, but it’s kindof an ugly book to photograph alongside the rest.  I wanted this to be instantly recognizable as a set of cookbooks, but it turned out to just not work very well.  So I ended up with this instead.

One thing I’m trying to figure out with this lens is how focusing works — it seems to not always autofocus very well, particularly in lower-light situations, so I end up having to manually focus.  But then either the image is just blurry, or I end up focusing on the wrong part of the image.  The other thing that’s surprising to me is that the focusing range is smaller than what I’m used to, so I get to a point where the only focusing I can do is to physically move the camera.  I didn’t have that problem with the series of images I shot for today’s photo, however; the one below was autofocused, and I love how crisp the title text looks with.  I also love how this image looks with the low aperture stop!  It almost looks to me like the picture was taken in motion, and screeched to a halt just in front of the bookshelf.

f/1.8, 1/13s, ISO-200