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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Word of the Week Challenge – Forlorn

…thanks to Fandango for hosting FOWC

for·lorn

Dictionary result for forlorn

/fərˈlôrn/
adjective
  1. pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.
    “forlorn figures at bus stops”
    synonyms: unhappy, sad, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, wretched, abject, morose, regretful, broken-hearted, heartbroken, down, downcast, dispirited, downhearted, heavy-hearted, crestfallen, depressed, melancholy, blue, gloomy, glum, mournful, despairing, doleful, woebegone, woeful, tearful, long-faced, joyless, cheerless, out of sorts; More

  2. (of an aim or endeavor) unlikely to succeed or be fulfilled; hopeless.
    “a forlorn attempt to escape”
    synonyms: hopeless, with no chance of success, beyond hope;

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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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WPC – Weathered

thanks to WordPress for this week’s theme weathered

weath·ered
ˈweT͟Hərd/
adjective
adjective: weathered
  1. worn by long exposure to the air; weather-beaten.
    “weathered rock”
weath·er
ˈweT͟Hər/
verb
past tense: weathered; past participle: weathered
  1. 1.
    wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air.
    “his skin was weathered almost black by his long outdoor life”
    synonyms: weather-beaten, worn; More

    • (of rock or other material) be worn away or altered by long exposure to the air.
      “the ice sheet preserves specimens that would weather away more quickly in other regions”
    • FALCONRY
      allow (a hawk) to spend a period perched on a block in the open air.
      noun: weathering
  2. 2.
    come safely through (a storm).
    • withstand (a difficulty or danger).
      “this year has tested industry’s ability to weather recession”
      synonyms: survive, come through, ride out, pull through; More

    • SAILING
      (of a ship) get to the windward of (a cape or other obstacle).
  3. 3.
    make (boards or tiles) overlap downward to keep out rain.
    • (in building) slope or bevel (a surface) to throw off rain.
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WPC – Cheeky

…this week’s theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is cheeky

cheek·y
[ˈCHēkē]

ADJECTIVE
cheekier (comparative adjective) · cheekiest (superlative adjective)
  1. impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way:
    “a cheeky grin”
    antonyms:polite
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A ‘Commingling’ of Swans, Gulls, Ducks and Geese

….after discovering some unfamiliar words in the latest book I’m reading

I thought it might be fun to take new words and find photos to illustrate their meaning.

com·min·gle
[kəˈmiNGɡ(ə)l, käˈmiNGɡ(ə)l]

VERB
commingles (third person present) · commingled (past tense) · commingled (past participle) · commingling (present participle)
  1. mix; blend:
    “the dust had commingled with the rain” · “publicly reproved for commingling funds”
ORIGIN
early 17th cent.: from com- ‘together’ + mingle.
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