Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge:

IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO DEMONSTRATING THE CONCEPT OF FOCUS.

I’ve been properly playing around with focus and have been reading everything I can lay my eyes on  — I couldn’t decide whether to share a short depth of field shot or a detailed one so decided to share a recent example of each, both shot at ISO 100 which provides the best detail but is dependant on good natural light. I shoot in RAW because if I happen to get my lighting or exposure wrong, I can simply edit and reprocess directly on the camera.

In the following shot, I focused on the Petunia and the details within the foliage using the angle to bring in some attractive bokeh** in the background, consisting of dappled green light through leaves. Short Depth of Field works beautifully with flowers because the technique helps isolate the subject matter.

** On Bokeh 

Exposure — 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture — f/6.3
Focal Length —32mm
ISO Speed — 100
Exposure Bias — 0EV

In the next shot, I wanted to capture the hustle and bustle of a busy street in Wimbledon and I took this from the front and top floor of a red double decker one summery afternoon. It’s captured the feel of the road at upper bus level – I quite like the lens flare as it captured a freeze frame of everyone visible to the camera – on the Mac, this image begs to be zoomed in.

Exposure — 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture — f/6.3
Focal Length — 18mm
ISO Speed — 100
Exposure Bias — 0EV

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