So - today I purchased some small tree lights at the local market on the discount table and set to work trying to figure out focal distances and subject matter. I searched my house high and low to find an interesting subject to place in front of the lights. What to shoot - what to shoot.
A cat. Shouldn't be to hard in my house....I have seven of them. Fat cat wouldn't sit still. Snotty cat wouldn't let me catch her. Old cat kept curling up facing away from the camera. Brother and sister wouldn't leave the electric blanket on the bed upstairs to save their lives. Fat cat number two couldn't be found. Kitten. Well, she sat in front of the lights. Then discovered that they made nice toys to bat at. After much chirping, snapping fingers and whispered calls of "kitty kitty". I managed to get this. I'm not sure that the lights are as indistinct as they should be. I'll let someone else comment on that. But I shot my first photo within the confines of the "theme". (I know...not required but much more challenging to my Unit 1 mind Ü).
Lesson learned...."If at first you don't succeed....try a different cat!"
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/5
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
ISO Speed 400
Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length 55.0 mm
Image Quality RAW