Sock Monkey

sock monkey

This is Gomez. Gomez is usually a good monkey, and occasionally somewhat curious. A couple nights ago, he got to be the subject of a few dozen photos as I played with the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings to see how the camera would behave in a low light situation (my garage after dark with just a couple bulbs lit).

I took this image at f/2.8, ISO 1600, and a shutter speed of 1/25. While I need to play with shutter speed some more, I’m really happy with how sharp what I focused on came out.

My focal point was Gomez’s hair. At f/2.8, and with me just a couple feet away, the yarn closest to the lens is out of focus while the yarn in the middle is tack sharp. Even at full modification, it looks awesome. Here is a close up at half original size (at full size, it’s so close, you can barely tell what it is).

I was taking this as part of the photographic monthly scavenger hunt on Flickr (which you can join here), and the clue was “Shaggy.” See below for other entries on this topic… and find a conversation on what the scavenger hunt is in the candy fish post.

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