Two photos with the Nikon 18-55mm "kit lens" with a lens hood...

1 year 1 week ago #707457 by butcha61
Yesterday afternoon, I decided to grab my Nikon D3500 with the common "kit lens" that came with it -- the 18-55mm AF-P DX f/3.5-4.5 G VR small zoom.  I stood on an elevated walkway over the spillway/dam, almost looking into the sun, and had the tulip style lens hood on.

One photo is 24mm (I didn't like it at 18mm, as I had weeds and other junk on the sides), and the other is at 55mm.
I had my Nikon D3500 on "P"rogrammed Auto, so it chose the shutter speed and aperture, but would at lease allow me to make subtle changes it if I wanted...



The good thing about 24mm, is I didn't get any vignetting with the lens hood.  I should have adjusted the aperture a little more tone it down a hair, as the glare from the water fountain is a bit too harsh.
What do you think?


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1 year 1 week ago #707458 by Pilotshark
Thanks for the explanations and the pictures. It's all new to me, so the way you mention lens and such is good help.

So after so many years of doing this or that and life itself getting in my way, I am now at the point where just slowing down and doing things I have put off I have concluded that its time to become creative and do what I want.
Thanks for giving me a place to get started. :-)

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1 year 1 week ago #707477 by butcha61
Glad to help... I have learned to much from others with how to use my Nikon D3500.

Since I put my camera in "P" (programmed auto), it chose f/9 aperture, 1/320 shutter, and ISO 100, for both shots.

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