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Project 52 : Week 28 - Off-Prompt

An hour's drive north of Kansas City sits the Shatto Dairy Farm and a fun Saturday morning adventure away from the ordinary suburban life and routines. The family owned farm provides dairy products to store throughout the KC area and invites customers to their farm to see the behind the scenes actions.

I woudn't say the boys LOVED it but they enjoyed the adventure and I think learned a thing or two along the way. And we couldn't leave without sporting a milkman hat!

A note about my settings and setup (shot in manual mode).

  1. I brought my 35mm lens because I knew it would be tight quarters in the various areas of the farm and store.

  2. Moving from inside a barn to the store with mixed lighting was a challenge and I constatly had to change my settings. I kept the ISO high (3200) in order get more light and just embraced the grain/noise of the photos.

  3. I needed "wiggle room" for the aperture to stay wide open at f/2.2 to blur the distractions and also bring in more light. I set the focus for this photo on his eye closest to me and can you see that it's super sharp!

  4. The shutter speed didn't need to be anything special so I adjusted it to get the exposure correct. And 1/400 worked perfect even though he wasn't moving at all.

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