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Archive for August 24, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus


Another nice challenge.  I often use the depth of field capabilities to try to capture the scope of the photo (for instance in wildlife, the numbers of animals in the frame) while maintaining a tight focus or point of attention on the main subject of the photo.  In this photo I wanted to give the idea that there were two almost identical bear cubs in the frame but I wanted the attention to be clearly on the forward cub.  I used a narrower depth of field than I would have to capture the same level of detail on both cubs.  I also think this treatment gives it kind of a “ghost” image in the background to add interest.  

cub and his "shadow"

cub and his “shadow”