playing with depth of field … and yarn

A while ago I bought a Chevron Mitten Kit from Knitterly Things, but I never really took good photos of the yarn.

I’ve been thinkings of knitting this pattern recently so I pulled the yarn out to get some shots and ended up having a little fun with depth of field and having different areas in focus. (If you wanna ignore all the camera talk and go right to the pictures, I understand. It makes my head hurt sometimes. :roll: )

(According to Wikipedia, depth of field of an image is “the portion of a scene that appears acceptably sharp in the image”. So basically, the smaller the f/ number, the smaller the area in focus.)

I shot these at ISO 400 with my 50mm lens, but because my camera doesn’t have a full sensor, it represents as 80mm.

Shutter speed: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f/4.5

Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f/1.8

Shutter speed: 1/10 sec
Aperture: f/8

Shutter speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: f/8

Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/2.8

This one is just for fun. :)

I got a new camera!

I got a preowned Canon 10D Digital SLR from

I really like it. My little Sony Cybershot P-72 serves me well but I was getting less and less happy about the minimal control I had over the settings for the pictures (and as a result, taking fewer photos) so I broke down and bought a ‘new’ one.

So, of course, I had to pull out some stash to take pictures.

But this one is my fave, I think. :)