Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun Details to Photograph

While on the wharf, I looked for nautical details to photograph. These would be great to use for cards. Loved the wheel above and the rusty tie up hook thingy below.
Below, you can see an example of depth of field, where the foreground and background are both our of focus. The sharp focus is on the midground, where the seagull is located. You use the aperture setting to achieve this (small number = big opening). If you want everything in focus you use an aperture of around eleven.

Another fun shot is this one I took at the top of the lighthouse. It is my reflection on the white of the lighthouse. It was sooooo very windy when I was up there (same day I felt like I was going to be blown off that tall bridge!). I don't have very much hair but even with my short hair, you can tell in the shadow that it is standing up on end with the wind. I just thought it was kind of a cool shadow. It was really the only shot I could get of myself as I had the lighthouse to myself and I couldn't exactly set a camera on timer as there isn't much room up there. I have one camera to my eye and the other hanging from my neck.
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Susiestampr said...

cool picture....

Susiestampr said...

great photo shot

Jan Castle said...

Best picture of you I've seen yet!!! LOL! Just kidding! You are a shadow of your fomer self! Gee, I'm waxing poetic!!! Seriously, great pictures ya!
Especially like the rusty tie up thing...a lady I know LOVES to take pictures of...are you ready for this...RUST! It really can be remarkable!

Holly's Hobbies said...

Jan, you are too funny! I have been told that I was a shadow of my old self, but did not even think of it when I took this shot. I am the shadow queen!