I've been in something of a shooting rut lately. I've been taking shots that I've liked, but haven't been pushing myself, nor being especially creative, so thought it was about time for a change. So yesterday evening, when I took the kids up to the village playground, I put my 35mm lens on the camera and promised myself I'd only shoot at f/1.4. Predictably enough, given the very shallow depth of field at this aperture, most of my shots didn't work out.

I did get two that I liked though, this one and a variant of the same scene that I'll probably post on Monday. It's a shot of Rhowan drawing on an old blackboard that somebody had removed from the abandoned school next to the playground. I'm not sure which of the two I prefer, but am pleased with both of them. They were also a lot of fun to shoot so I think I'll leave the 35mm on the camera for a while :-)

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5.31pm on 15/4/11
Canon 5D Mark II
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