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Photo of The Day: The Springville Rodeo

Posted on: 30 May 2010

At first glance this may seem like a good photo. While it’s not particularly a bad one, there are some things that went wrong and are only visible in the details below the photo. The first thing to notice is that the lens was a 100mm macro lens intended to be used for very up-close details. However, should you find yourself without a zoom and wanting to take photos from a distance (say outside of the arena, instead of inside) the next best thing to use is your macro lens. What happens is you lose quality in the editing because in order to zoom in on just the piece you want to frame, you have to lose a lot of the outside pixels. (Check out the example below to see how much was trimmed)

Next is the ISO. I had been taking photos the night before and set ISO to 400. In bright, sunny daylight, it could easily have been at 100. To learn more about ISO check out wikipedia or this article by digicamhelp.

Location: Springville, California (The Springville Rodeo)
Taken: 25 April 2010 at 2:57 p.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon 100mm
EXIF: ISO 400; 1/1600 sec at f/7.1


4 Responses to "Photo of The Day: The Springville Rodeo"

[…] and I showed you the results of now checking out the camera settings before a photo shoot at the Springville Rodeo. Today, courtesy of B&H here’s yet another reminder to ‘Check Thy Camera […]

Would like permission to use this photo.

Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit–ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend!

Veronica Lynne

Did you use it? It’s RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.

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