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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WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Comfortable-And-Cozy

 

Log cabin style accommodation

greeted us at…

…the Mike Wiegele Blue River Resort

in British Columbia.

Comfy and cozy is an apt description for this accommodation

which came equipped with a huge fireplace if required.

And note the view out the window.

it is real and not a painting.

Just stunning, gorgeous…or

a superlative of your choice..

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Comfortable-And-Cozy

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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FloralFriday19-Butterfly-Gardens-2

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The Butterfly Gardens…2Victoria…

Vancouver Island…

British Columbia…

Canada.

I think the Butterfly Gardens are

an and ideal addition to your

Butchart Gardens visit.

 

Situated about 5-10 minutes by bus from Butchart Gardens

the Butterfly Gardens provide a different experience.

Also a half hour or so is all that is required

to wander the comparatively small Butterfly Gardens.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Lens-Artist-PC-Unexpected

 

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Some unexpected moments

from 2018.I rose with the sparrows and drove 45 minutes

to Point Lonsdale for a sunrise shoot last March. 

Expectations were high. 

Results were low. 

And after being blown around by a chilly breeze

I decided to pack my gear away and head home.

I had walked about a quarter of the way

back along the pier

when this rainbow appeared above the lighthouse. 

I had no more than two minutes

to grab a camera and capture some images…

then it was gone as quickly as it appeared. 

Unexpectedly.

Also this time last year I had no idea we would

celebrate our Wedding Anniversary with 

First Class Dining in a private cabin

aboard the Q Train.

June in Canada and we did not expect

to experience falling snow….even on

the Columbia Icefield.

 

This time last year we did expect a trip

to Auckland for an engagement party. 

However, a wedding date had not been settled upon

and so our September/October trip

back (to New Zealand) for the

wedding of Number 1 Son

to Number 2 Daughter-in-Law

was unexpected but enjoyable.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Unexpected

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Unexpected

 

FloralFriday19-Butterfly-Gardens-1

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The Butterfly Gardens…1Victoria…

Vancouver Island…

British Columbia…

Canada.

I think the Butterfly Gardens are

an and ideal addition to your

Butchart Gardens visit.

Situated about 5-10 minutes by bus from Butchart Gardens

the Butterfly Gardens provide a different experience.

Also a half hour or so is all that is required

to wander the comparatively small Butterfly Gardens.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Repeating-Patterns

 

Canada provided me with repeating patterns this week.

Memory says this piece of art can be found

at the top of Grouse Mountain.

Port of Vancouver

This wall was sighted within a block or two

of the Port of Vancouver.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Repeating-Patterns