A Photo a Week Challenge – Depth of Field

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting the Photo a Week Challenge

Nancy describes depth of field like this:

Depth of field in photography (and light in general) is how narrow a strip of what you are looking at is in focus. In photography, the depth of field is controlled by two things: your f-stop (aperture) and the length of your lens (mm). To narrow your depth of field using aperture, use a smaller f-stop number. This will open your shutter wider and let more light in.

 So if you want to shoot something up-close and personal with great bokeh (blurring) in the background, use a smaller f-stop and a longer lens.

Most of my photography is hit and miss, especially with my Panasonic Lumix camera. When I use the iPhone I’ve figured out how to get bokeh or blurring when I want it. The first two shots were with my Panasonic.

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A Photo a Week Challenge – Contrasting Colours

….thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

Contrasting colours or complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel. They are often used in costumes and uniforms because together the colours really stand out. The following are examples of complementary colours: purple and yellow, red and green and orange and blue.

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A Photo A Week Challenge – Vanishing Point

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

van·ish·ing point
/ˈvaniSHiNG ˌpoint/
noun
  1. the point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.
  2. the point at which something that has been growing smaller or increasingly faint disappears altogether.

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A Photo a Week Challenge – The Great Outdoors

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

Nancy’s photo of a broken down wall in the middle of nature reminded my of the lighthouse keeper’s old home on Christian Island. The lighthouse has been automated for years and the home is a pile of rubble where nature has take over. Trees are literally growing out of the centre of the stone cottage.P1060752
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