365.320 learn something every day

And I learned quite a bit today!

I learned… that the de facto project manager at work left out a rather massive part of the project my team (and others) have been working on for the past 6 weeks, and that’s due in one month, which means that I’ll (and probably only me) need to work through the Thanksgiving holiday and most Saturdays between now and mid December; and more importantly, perhaps, that the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 that I love so much 1) vignettes like crazy at 1.4 and 2) isn’t all that sharp in the corners at f/1.4.

Also, I really hate getting home after 4, as that means I don’t get around to shooting until close to 5, which should be my dinner time since I’ll need to be going into work extra early for the rest of the year. Hooray!

I’m not quite sure what the D7000 decided to focus on here, but it appears to be something behind the trees that I can’t see (and neither could it). I also meant to be shooting in f/8, as one of my project ideas for 2013 is to learn about compositions with deep depth of field, and plan to shoot exclusively in f/8 or f/11 for a month or three (or for a 52 project (I might run 2 or 3 52 projects instead of another 365, but I’m not sure yet… it might be 7 52 projects, or maybe I’ll go for a 780, or maybe I’ll quit shooting altogether (the last one is somewhat unlikely), but I really don’t want to have to shoot something every day…).

So Hooray for learning new things! I like the natural vignetting, as I don’t have any other lenses that vignette at any focal length (maybe the 10-24, but I never shoot that wide open) due to the cropped sensor, and the blurred corners are also quite pleasant methinks (not that they’re fully visible here, and not that the overall lack of sharpness or shrunken dimensions pretty much remove the visibility of special blurred corners due to a wide aperture).

D7000. Sigma 30mm f/1.4. ISO100, 1/2500th (AP mode), f/1.4, -1EV. About 45 seconds of slider play to help get things more like what my eyes saw.

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