The Young, The Vibrant, The Matured !!!

I only VERY recently started using manual focus… Don’t ask me why – – – I just never thought of it – – – but I would get frustrated when I don’t get the focus where I want it… But this all ends now!!! I L-O-V-E manual focus!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ These are a set of photos that I took this afternoon…

The Young !!!

The Vibrant !!!

The Matured !!!

ย Well, I hope you had a great day… Tomorrow yet again “happy-dance” day!!! Always awesome!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a wonderful evening!! ๐Ÿ™‚ **

17 thoughts on “The Young, The Vibrant, The Matured !!!

  1. johnstirlingphotography

    Hi Xandre – I’ll have to try that! In all seriousness, I have taken photographs for years and always used autofocus! I’ve also been reading up on hyperfocal distances, to ensure the maximum depth of field on any given focal distance and have found an app on Apple which calculates depth of field and hyperfocal distance – again needs a manual setting of focus point! Piccies are great, Xandre, as usual! Particularly like shots two and four!

    Take care


    1. xandreverkes Post author

      I’ve also only just shot with auto focus until I read somewhere that manual focus just makes more sense (&since starting to familiarise myself with it I totally agree!!!) I have also read a few articles and explanations on the hyperfocal distances & calculations thereof, but I must admit that I am quite lost with it… maybe I need a picture (engineers always fare better with visual aids ๐Ÿ˜‰ )… Thanks for the comments John… Looking forward to your manual shots!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ** Keep well!!

        1. xandreverkes Post author

          Unfortunately not….. I browse the web so much (in search of no specific topic), that I don’t keep track!!! But knowing that you are interested in these articles, I’ll be sure to share it with you when I come across one again!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ **

  2. SL Schildan

    Great photos. I always love isolating one thing that I see as beautiful and letting others see it from my perspective as well.

    My first real camera was only manual for focus, shutter speed, and aperture. It was then a week before I could see if what I tried actually worked. I was always so happy if I got one good photo per roll.

    I LOVE my digital “toys.” Even my android phone does a good job. Much better than my first digital camera which boasted a whopping 72 dpi photo! It was new, a thousand dollars, and printing anything bigger than a 3×5 resulted in pixel blocks.

    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Oh My Shez!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s hard to imagine the world you are describing without these loving litle “technologies” that we take for granted!!! Thank goodness times change!! ๐Ÿ™‚ **

  3. experimentsinexperience

    I’m halfway between auto and manual by using centre-point auto-focusing. My problem is that I can’t always see in the viewfinder whether it’s focused on the right spot or not. And then I just started shooting in manual mode. ISO, aperture, shutter *and* manual focus … I will need some more routine in the settings before I go completely manual I guess.

  4. Nandini

    Love all the shots. Great captures with the manual focus. And what I like the most is the series of the images – from young to old. Great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. ndjmom

    Wonderful detail and focus, yes manual gives you total control, sometimes I want that sometimes I just want to be lazy. But given time, and a still photography subject, I’ll always choose manual focus. Thanks for the visit to my blog by the way.


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