Wednesday, May 19, 2010

You Capture – Depth Of Field

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Depth of field (DOF) is something I love to play around with, especially now that things are finally perking up outside.

I decided to focus on what was blooming this week…our lovely weigela bush. 

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Another beautiful one-time-only-snap-it-while-it’s-hot- bloomer.

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Muting the colors a bit…

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How about a little DOF fun?

I played around with the aperture and decided it might be fun to try to take the same shot, multiple times, changing the aperture a little with each shot.  I tried to get the exact same composition each time, but the wind was against me.  I think it still worked out though.

(f 7.1)DOF 7.1

(f 5.0)DOF 5.0

(f 2.5) DOF 2.5      

See the difference? 

One last little capture to share…I couldn’t help myself this week.

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Head on over to Beth’s blog, I Should Be Folding Laundry, for more amazing captures!

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31 comments:

  1. So pretty! I like that you posted the settings. That really helps peeps like me! What do you shoot with? I have a Canon that I love. I know it's the photographer not the equipment which is why I take a million shots for practice!

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  2. Love, love, love that last shot. Gorgeous!

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  3. I love, love, love the last one!!!

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  4. These are so fantastic! I need some lessons, are you busy?

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  5. Wow, very beautiful photos. The first and the last shot are my favorites. Love the dreamy look on the last one. Lovely.

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  6. That last one is so soft and delicate, love it.

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  7. VERY LOVELY!!! I love that you showed which aperture you used with each picture. Great idea!

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  8. Wow Saby! Your pictures are so gorgeous. Love that little aperature lesson too! How perfect. The last picture is amazing. I am glad you couldn't help yourself and just HAD to put it in there!

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  9. I love all the pink!!!!!!! Great shots.

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  10. This was great the colors are amazing and I love the muted one. But the best is your last one with the white flower. Put some words around it and it would be an awsome art piece/blog button/ you name it!

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  11. Oh my that photo of the Queen Anne's lace is my favorite of all your DOF captures. Way to go saving the best for last!

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  12. Ahhh, my favorite kind of photos - narrow DOF. There is something about having your subject be completely in focus and everything behind it become a beautiful, out of focus backdrop. Love it!

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  13. Beautiful captures - and thanks so much for sharing some of how you took your photos. I'm just learning how to use my new canon rebel and I'm really clueless about the manual features still.

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  14. Wow you even did extra credit! Great pictures

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  15. Great job, I love perusing and seeing what everyone comes up with. You are a talented photographer.

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  16. Beautiful! Enjoy looking at your pictures. Be blessed. Cindy

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  17. I love what you did with the pictures! So pretty. I love the weigela bush. What is the effect you use on your photos? They look amazing!

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  18. Your shots are gorgeous and I love the cross process effect you used. It gave the shots a very romantic edge. :)

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  19. Beautiful colors! The first one is my favorite.

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  20. These are really gorgeous. I love the color and the bokeh in the background. Great job!

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  21. great photography! i love taking pics of flowers~are we weird?

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  22. What a beautiful wigela you have! Great DoF shots! But I especially love the last shot.

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  23. I like how you experimented with the photos. Nice job

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  24. Thats so cool, I really liked the differing F-stops.
    Neat photos.

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  25. Yes, it worked and it's really interesting. And all three are very beautiful shots - AND so is the last one!

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  26. I wanted to tell you about The Happiness Project over at my Blog. It's simple, every Tuesday you just post a photo of something that makes you wildly happy. It's been so rewarding to meditate each week on what brings me happiness. I would like invite you to join and link up to Mr. Linky. I am trying to take over the Blogosphere with happiness!

    Here is a link to last weeks round up if you want to check it out!

    http://leighvslaundry.blogspot.com/2010/05/happiness-project-week-12.html

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