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WordPress Photo Challenge: Near and Far

I think the implication in the challenge was to show photos that showed depth.  I find that a large aperture (meaning low value) gives a feeling of depth by blurring the background and keeping the foreground sharp.

What do you think?


14 responses

  1. I really like this!

    September 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    • Thanks. I do too.

      September 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

  2. This is a lovely photo, really tranquil.

    September 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    • That’s what I was going for. Thanks.

      September 7, 2012 at 10:55 pm

  3. I think you are supposed to see the far in this challenge too.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    • My problem with apertures of f8 or higher is that they flatten out a photo. By doing this, the photos look flat and the “near and far” look like they’re at the same depth. By opening up the aperture, a photo gains depth and the feeling that you’re there. Our own eyes don’t have the capability to see everything in focus at once.

      Just my interpretation.

      September 8, 2012 at 8:25 am

  4. Stunning photo.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm

  5. makes me wanna take a dip in the pool – very nice!

    September 8, 2012 at 12:03 am

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  7. This is so awesome. Makes me want to slip right in.

    September 8, 2012 at 2:05 am

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  10. I’m a fan!

    September 8, 2012 at 4:59 am

  11. Very nice perspective there. Do check out my contribution. 🙂

    September 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm