Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Shells at the mouth of Langosta Estuary
No, I did not create this little pile. It looks like the crabs that carry these shells on their backs were playing a version of the childhood game of "king of the mountain" to see who could climb up on top.
The crabs and mossy rock or coral are not attractive enough to make this a very appealing photograph, but this does illustrate a classic photographic technique to add depth and interest to a landscape photo.
I took this photo with a small camera that has a maximum f-stop of 8, which I was surprised still did a decent job with an extreme depth of field challenge. The advantage of using that little camera is that it has a tilt LCD viewfinder screen. That comes in very hand for photos such as this, as I can put the camera down near the ground and look down into the screen. On my good DSLR, I would have to lie down on the ground to see the screen, or take several photos guessing at what is visible through the lens.
This week we have photos of the elegant villas and gardens of the Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore, Italy, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.