Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One Sunny Day...

On one sunny day we visited the Lexington Cemetery on the north west side of the city. Began its burial services in 1849, this independent, non-profit organization has over 68,000 interments. We found many famous Kentuckians in the beautiful grounds of Lexington Cemetery, like Henry Clay (1777-1852), a Congressman and Senator from Kentucky and served four years as Secretary of State and John C. Breckinbridge (1821-1875), once a Vice President of the United States and Secretary of War of the Confederate States of America. It was even more interesting to search a family burial grounds and put together the family tree that began 250 years ago.

f/5, 1/640, ISO 200

f/6.3, 1/100, ISO 200

f/4.5, 1/125, ISO 200

On sunny days, I set my aperture to lower numbers and change the ISO setting to 100 or 200. Large aperture (low number) allows a faster shutter speed than small aperture does.

f/5, 1/640, ISO 200

f/18, 1/50, ISO 200

You see, at large aperture there is less amount of light that will enter the lens (faster shutter speed) which will not make the picture look so bright so flashed out. The first "baby" picture was taken with a large aperture which made the details more defined than the latter one.

Another example with the Morgan Family's tombstone:

Can you tell the difference?

The second one was taken at f/5 while the one before was taken at f/25

Guess whose tombstone this is?
f/4.5, 1/320, ISO 200

f/4.5, 1/80, ISO 200

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