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I shot this during a Tidewater Camera Club field trip to the Delaware seashore. I was looking for something that I might enter into an upcoming competition with the theme "strong depth of field." I wanted to use the leading line of the dock to guide the viewer back to the boats in the background, but I also wanted a strong element in the foreground to "anchor" the shot (pun intended). I don't know how well I accomplished my objective.

Image 585 of 675
Fri May 28, '10 09:36AM
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Uploaded By: Roger Maki

Image Properties
Aperture Value: f//16 Shutter Speed Value: 1/60 sec
ISO: 100 Focal Length: 18 mm
Flash: Flash did not fire Date/Time: 28/05/10 09:36:55
Exposure Bias: 0 EV Make: Sigma
Metering Mode: Multi-Segment Model: SIGMA SD14
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Authored by: Patrick Flynn on Monday, May 23 2011 @ 08:09 PM EDT Boat Dock

Darn, I was about to use that anchor pun until I saw that you beat me to it! Well done Roger ;-)

I really like this shot because of the construction that you mention in your description. Somehow having that rusty anchor resting so precipitously off the edge there tells a story that isn't quite coherent, but is entirely compelling. Its just an interesting photograph from front to back and therefore I would say that as for DOF, yes this is strong!

My only suggestions for additional editing (for your competition) are to sharpen the whole thing a little more, and maybe consider a slight and very subtle vignette. I believe both features would enhance the effective DOF you want to highlight here.

Very unique shot Roger, thanks for sharing it!


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Authored by: Richard P Schoettger on Tuesday, May 24 2011 @ 08:43 AM EDT Boat Dock

I really like the image and wondered...did you set this up or just pop into your vision and you snapped the picture?    Whereas I also see what Patrick is saying, I was also wondering a little opposite...about softening the image?   Give it more of that dream vision?   Either way is good and great shot.

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Thank you for your comments, Richard.  This was a "found" shot, I did not set it up at all.

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