Amanda, commenting on a previous shot, said that I "... do some of the freakiest, most beautiful portraits" – I hope she feels the same about this one. It isn't quite what I was after as there's a little too much motion blur, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. As with yesterday's shot this was taken with my camera sitting on our glass-topped lounge table. So the 1/6 second shutter speed wasn't a problem in terms of camera shake, but our daughter didn't really stay still for quite long enough. Fortunately, she didn't move her hands, so the shot has some central clarity.

And I did say that I was going to continue reviewing some of the lower rated blogs at photoblogs.org but I'm going to give it a rest for a while after today. Not because I don't want to do it, but because I'd rather do it properly and don't have the time at the moment. All that said I do want to mention russcam, Russ Campbell's photoblog. Russ is a photographer based in Waltham, Massachusetts and takes some of the most breathtakingly simple, 'clean' shots that I've ever seen. I've struggled to describe his images when I've left comments on his site so I'll just give you a few examples and you can look for yourselves – Play (for Photo Friday), The Order, Shooting the Fuller, and Morning (again, for Photo Friday).

camera
capture date
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
focal length
image quality
white balance
Canon G5
9.59pm on 30/5/04
f3.0
1/6
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
50
28.8mm
RAW
auto
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