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52 Week Project | Week 9: Depth of Field

Wow, this has been a week, I am so grateful that I was able to to take some pretty floral pictures at the wedding I did this past weekend, because I have been down for the count this week with a nasty bug!  Thankfully the doctor gave me a z-pack and I am on the mend!  For the non photographer out there, here is a little technical jargon regarding DOF:

“depth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image. Although a lens can precisely focus at only one distance at a time, the decrease in sharpness is gradual on each side of the focused distance, so that within the DOF, the unsharpness is imperceptible under normal viewing conditions.

In some cases, it may be desirable to have the entire image sharp, and a large DOF is appropriate. In other cases, a small DOF may be more effective, emphasizing the subject while de-emphasizing the foreground and background.”

For this week, wanted to focus on the branch of blooming flowers closest to me and then have the focus fall off and have a pretty blurred background.  My settings for this image were: ISO 250, f/3.2, ss 1/2500 using a 24-70mm lens @70mm.


Now go see how Amy Mae Bowman, Nampa Idaho Photographer – http://www.amymaephotography.com interpreted this week’s assignment and then follow our circle!

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  • March 11, 2011 - 8:49 am

    Megan Wold - beautiful image and a great paraphrasing of DOF for non photog. friends!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Misty Setzler - your trees are already in bloom no fair! lovely shot I really like how dark vs light corners its a nice effect.ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 10:52 am

    Renee Popat - Lovely, Nicki 🙂 I’m jealous of the beautiful bloomsReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Angie - Nicki, the tones in this (and dof) are stunning. The bits of yellow are bright yet the pinks are delicate – beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    AmyMae - Oh, this is so pretty! I bought a magnolia tree the year after we moved into this house and if that thing has grown an inch I’ll be amazed. I know they are slow growers, but I thought I might see more than 5 blooms on the tree in my lifetime!! You truly got a great one. So envious–thanks so much for sharing. It’s just beautiful, Nicole!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    Amanda Jouppi Photography - Great post! Beautiful image! I can’t wait to see flowers again!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 4:03 pm

    Shannon - Hooray for your pretty spring image and hooray for feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    kasey - Beautiful! I love those trees!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 7:06 pm

    Jenn - So beautiful! So nice to see something blooming! It’s the complete opposite of here 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    christine - yeah for spring! I cannot wait to see any sort of bloom in my neck of the woods. Lovely image!!ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2011 - 9:29 am

    jules - I love seeing signs of spring like these beautiful blossoms. gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2011 - 10:59 am

    Jennifer Foster - I love those flowers!! so pretty, and lovely example of DOF 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2011 - 8:47 pm

    Amy C - I love this! Gotta live Texas spring time! We both thought “pink” this time! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 13, 2011 - 10:59 pm

    Crystal K - Gorgeous!! The colors are so bright and pretty. And the blur on the blooms around the perimeter are perfectionReplyCancel

  • March 14, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    Jobrina Hofleit - Soooo pretty, I want some trees that bloom like that in my yard!!!!!! 😉ReplyCancel

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