Sunday, March 21, 2010
We have discussed Depth of Field on previous posts. I have included a couple of photos here that focus on both the "far away" portion of the photo and also the foreground of the photo. We have talked about using landmarks in your photos as well as reflections. The photo above focuses on the Jefferson Memorial, while the blossoms in the foreground are out of focus.
Below, we see the cherry blossoms hanging over the tidal basin creating a reflection, with the Washington Monument off center in the background.
I have this compulsion to ask a group who has one of the members taking a group photo if they want me to take one so everyone can be in the photo. I really have to control myself to not offer. I am always happy to do it, but am trying not to be such a "mother'! LOL! While out here waiting, a girl asked me if I would mind snapping her photo with her camera. People usually can pick you out if you have a big camera. The battery on her small digital camera had died, so I could not take a photo with her camera. I told her that if she gave me her email address, I would be happy to take some with my camera and email them to her. She was so surprised. After I sent them to her she was so grateful and she said it was the best photo she had ever had taken! It is nice to be appreciated!
One of my readers and friends, Jan, shared with me some photos she took of the cherry blossoms in her state of Oregon. She was even captured in the local newspaper while taking her photos....cool, huh? She has been putting some of my instructions into practice and I hope you are too. I hope you have a lovely spring with lots of beautiful shots!