Thursday, September 12, 2013

Macro study of a fern leaf

This macro photo of a palm leaf is a good study in depth of field, as the eye is carried from the forground into the background.

Conventional wisdom is to focus on the foreground and sacrifice clarity in the background, rather than having the discordant effect of an out-of-focus foreground.

Tomorrow's photo will be a startling contrast to today's macro photo, as it is decidedly not a macro subject, yet it was taken with the same camera and lens.

We have new photos of Gibraltar on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

There are certainly plenty of palm leaves to use as subjects.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

These days when I take certain shots I try a few focal areas to see which looks the best.. You made a good choice here Dave.

Judy said...

I have done a bit of experimenting with depth of field myself. This palm leaf makes an attractive shot.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful photo composition, Dave!

Lindsay said...

What a lovely picture. (I also loved the orchids) Makes me appreciate the patterns in nature.

Jack said...

This is an interesting image, Dave. I await the next lecture tomorrow.

Kate said...

As soon as I become more proficient with my camera I hope to experiment like this also. Great job, Dave.

Bob Crowe said...

Conventional wisdom is conventional and not necessarily wise. Follow your vision.

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