A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Pink

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An attractive but since deceased Camellia.


A pink bag which didn’t make past

a fellow travellers ‘test drive’.

It think price was the major consideration.

 

The button-hole worn at Number 2 Son’s wedding.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Pink

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Depth-Of-Field

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I had intended to rush out and

take some fresh shots this morning.

But wind and showers dictated otherwise.

So, my landscape shot is the

Million Dollar View in Banff, Canada. 

Foreground to background is reasonably sharp

but by no means perfect. 

A higher f/stop would have produced a better result.

Camera settings:

Focal length: 18mm/27 (equivalent in 35 mm film)

f/stop: 6

Exposure 1/320

ISO: 400

This shot was aimed at getting a large DoF….

from the fence a far back as possible.

The fence and first two trees are okay, however,

there is some softness creeping in with the third tree

and the stump behind it.

Compare distance between each of these objects

with distances in the following photos.

Camera settings:

Focal length: 50mm/75 (equivalent in 35 mm film)

f/stop: 22

Exposure 1/640

ISO: 1600

 

 

Last weekend I did capture our

Queen Mum Agapanthus…

…some shallow Depth of Field.

I like this shot as the bee and the petal/stamen

it is standing on are in focus

while everything else is soft

in varying degrees.

Camera settings:

Focal length: 75mm/112 (equivalent in 35 mm film)

f/stop: 8

Exposure 1/640

ISO 160

 

This cropped version supports my above comments.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Depth-Of-Field

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Unexpected-Windows

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Two unexpexted winds during last year’s travels.

First up we a an unexpected view through

the covered wagon prior to ride out for a barbeque meal. 

A few months later our Matamata

Bed and Breakfast,

in New Zealand provided us with

this gorgeous view above our bed.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected-Windows

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-The-Great-Outdoors

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The Great Outdoors theme reminded me of…

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which form part of the

North Eastern Kalahari Desert in Botswana.

 

Driving into the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on Sua Pan

we camped the night at Lekhubu Island

and watched a beautiful sunset

and sunrise the next morning.

 

The next day we seemed to drive for hours

with only the occasional village to pass by and

a few more Acacia trees to form

the only shelter and shade along the way..

We really felt alone on the planet.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: The-Great-Outdoors

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-On-The-Horizon

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On Friday morning I decided to head out

for my first sunrise shoot for 2019

and for a long time.The moon had risen an hour or so

prior to my arrival and was just visible.

About 45 five minutes later the horizon was glowing

prior to a day which reach 40 degrees Celsius. 

I assume because the sun was not rising over water

it was  a few minutes later than the stated time of 0605.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: On-The-Horizon

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