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POTW Submission?

Postby Savannah_Alan » Tue 30 Mar 2010 16:57 GMT

As noted in my other thread, I have a new camera to play with, and am in the process of visiting some of my old favourite photo locations and re-shooting with the new camera. I'm finding it a very useful exercise.

Old Truck and Building. Murrayville, Georgia, U.S.A.

This old truck and building is located on the main road just a couple of miles from where I live. I've shot it quite a few times before, but every time I go, I find a new interesting angle, or way to treat it. This is from a visit yesterday afternoon.

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Postby Dave » Wed 31 Mar 2010 07:57 GMT

I recognise the truck, Alan - another great photo. If anything, I'd say I like this one even more. :-D
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Postby Kay » Wed 31 Mar 2010 08:53 GMT

Yeah, I love it! Thanks. :D
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Postby ruggie » Thu 1 Apr 2010 08:23 GMT

That terrific depth of field, without the barrel distortion yiu get from very wide angle lenses, gives it a different feel from the older pic. Great. Reckon I could spend a couple of hours shooting that location if no-one called me for lunch... I'll try and find some old car pics from Botswana.
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Postby Savannah_Alan » Thu 1 Apr 2010 18:19 GMT

Yes Mike. I figured that I should stop fighting the camera - trying to get shallow depth of field, and use its strengths. Should be good for landscapes this summer.

It's a bit hard to deal with the knowledge that you have so little ability to create shallow depth of field. I'm so used to controlling aperture for that purpose. Even at F2.8, you don't get a good blurred background. It's definitely a whole different ball game with a compact.
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Postby ruggie » Fri 2 Apr 2010 11:44 GMT

I remember a photography magazine many years ago, running a competition for photos taken with a standard lens and small aperture.

Counter-intuitive when people were all exploiting telephoto, wide angle and F2. Quite a challenge to avoid pictures that just looked like unusually sharp family snapshots.

A good test of an eye for an original angle and non-standard composition.
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