FriendlyFriday-Balconies

 

 

 

Palace of Versailles

…Balcony.

A Million Dollar view from a balcony

at the back of the

Fairmont,

Banff Springs Hotel,

Canada..

Friendly Friday:  Balconies

 

Friendly Friday

Word-of-Day-Challenge-View

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view

the ability to see something or
to be seen from a particular place.

The

Million Dollar View

at the

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel,

Alberta,Canada

We were told that when this hotel was built

only the staff could see this view.

Some remodelling and guests became privy

to what is now known as

The Million Dollar View

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Word of the Day Challenge:  View

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WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Falling-Water

 

A catch up post.

Falling water in Banff’s…

 

…Cascade Gardens.

The ‘fall’ may not be any higher than the

Cascade Garden falls, however,

Huka Falls a few minutes out of Taupo,

New Zealand wins, hands down,

for power and quantity.

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Witsend-Weekly-PC – Falling-Water

 

WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Unexpected-Beauty

 


Two continents…two unexpected beauties.

The Million Dollar view

at Banff,

Canada

One place I did not to expect to be so beautiful

was on the Somme Battlefields in France.

After having lived on a farm for most of my life…

 

I found the fields around the

Villers Bretonneux Australian Memorial…

unexpectedly beautiful.

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Witsend-Weekly-PC-Unexpected-Beauty

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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