I have not posted for a few weeks as I have not been feeling too well, but I noticed the challenge is all about “focus”. I also noticed the weekly writing challenge and thought I would combine both in this post, just for a bit of fun.
I love the way selecting “focus” or to be more precise, “depth of field” really distinguishes a great shot from a mediocre one. Photography is really interesting, it requires technical knowledge/understanding, photography also requires an artistic element, an eye for the scene. I may be sticking my neck out here but I believe there are not many hobbies/professions that combine technical and artistic traits or skills, the rigidness and rules of physics are normally in opposition to the avant-garde freedom of thought philosophy of true artistry. Sure an artistic photographer can learn the technical knowledge to produce some great artistic work and a more technically driven person knows how to set up and assess the situation light-wise and camera-wise and can develop a surrogate artistic eye, but it takes a person naturally possessing both elements to really produce captivating and stunning work. I do not think for one minute that my photography is particularly captivating and stunning with regards to technique and artistry but I still have fun trying to get there. Anyway enough waffle
The first photograph is of a wild bird (a plover) spotted in a Darwin City street, I hoped to capture the splendidness of the bird whilst portraying it’s surroundings, a busy urban street. I selected a wide aperture and blurred out the workers returning to the construction site after a lunchtime bite to eat.
The second photograph is a scene where I wanted to show the tree in the foreground and the deep waterfall in the background. This was taken at Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park a few weeks ago. I selected a smaller aperture to create a wider focus range.