Photo, photo panoramique

Yokohama andante 20.11


The port divides your wanderlust off from the daily life.



A Book: パタゴニア

In Patagonia: Bruce Chatwin

Written in Japanese.





パタゴニア (河出文庫)
ブルース チャトウィン(著)、 芹沢 真理子(訳)

photo challenge, Photo

Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson said. It must surely be true but not so easy. Everyday life always gives us ideal ease. However you don’t need to think it rigidly in case photography. It is easy to release the shutter.

A backlight photo would be a common technique for capturing colored autumn leaves but, honestly saying, it was an experimental shot for me. What I wanted to take was ‘cold’ air. Probably it might be hard to share how Yokohama’s autumn or winter is in case you’ve never been. I hope it went well.

In response to the weekly photo challengeExperimental by The Daily Post.





Let me discuss about the back camera of iPhone 7 or later. Perhaps some of my readers may feel strange because such type of article is a bit far from my regular posts. In fact, usually I have taken pictures with a full-frame digital SLR camera and basically removed camera information, exif data for instance, in order to avoid discussion of specifications. Of course, in some cases including SNS, I really loves my iPhone camera. It is obviously easy to use.
A week ago, one of my colleagues asked me if I really took pictures with iPhone whenever I added hashtags for iPhones. I said sometimes I forgot to add them but had no reason to write untruth. A question was how can I make a bokeh without retouching. Perhaps as you know iPhone 7/8 plus or and X has a dual camera system and you can easily add a bokeh at portrait mode. However it’s not always easy. It may add an artificial effect on your pictures.
A picture I put here wasn’t given any artificial bokeh and taken with my iPhone 7 plus (iPhone X seems too expensive for me) a few days ago. Its focal length is about 4mm and it is obviously difficult to produce a big bokeh. At least 20mm is required even if f-stop is marked as f/1.8. A key is to set your lens closer to the object you want to shoot and find a good angle where the background is far enough.