Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F2.2 | 1/100 | ISO125
Woohoo! It was only a matter of time before I incorporated some kind of musical instrument in this Daily Fifty series of images. This is a Tenor sized (4 String) Ukulele, which is situated just up and to the right of my workstation. It usually comes in handy to pass the time when a lengthy render/post-process is taking place. ESPECIALLY if I’m converting over many many gigabytes of RAW footage.
I shot this image at sundown, and it was an image that I want even looking to capture. Sometimes it just falls into place! I had just sat down at my desk to do some more work on the website, and within a space of about 1-2 minutes this bright harsh light had casted these fantastic shadows of the windows blinds, onto the Ukulele and wall of which it hangs.
I have another version of this which is a very particular crop, showing just the usually and wall shadows. However, I feel this is a much stronger take on the scene as it shows the source of these shadows also. It also defines the scene a little more, showing that it was natural light coming from the window.
I don’t think I need to explain the settings of this shot, other than the aperture I selected. F2.2, because I wanted to keep the nice detail of the whole Ukulele in sharp focus.