Fading into the distance

oooohhhhhh!!!, I love photography!!! and so love being able to select a point of focus, but mostly, I adore the Nikon 50mm lens.

OK, enough of that. Now, let me tell you what I did to achieve this gradient fade-away shot.

I chose the "AV" aperture mode from the dial, turned on and selected my point of focus, boosted the ISO to 200 because I was shooting inside, then I chose a large aperture number f2.8 to achieve the blur, not the largest I can achieve with this lens though, I went for somewhere inbetween because I didn't want everything to fade away altogether. Last but not least I chose a shutter speed of 1/250 of a sec, fast enough to avoid shaking in the photo.

With a prime time lens, this settings was good enough, I guess any other lens with a higher f-number would have needed a faster shutter speed to avoid picture shake.