Please note that these exercises are going up out of order because it’s the summer holidays and shooting opportunities are a little less controlled than normal.
I started doing the shallow dof series with my 18-135mm zoom, but changed to my 50mm prime because at the longer zoom reaches I couldn’t get an aperture below f5.6. My 50mm prime can be opened up to f1.8 so I used that. All shots are in AV mode with ISO100. Processing is lens profile correction, auto toning and removing blown highlights. Images are of wishes and offerings in a clump of beech trees. Here are my selects.
Here are contact sheets of all images taken for this exercise.