Thursday, May 20, 2010

Depth of Field Photos


You capture's theme this week is depth of field... one thing I LOVE to play around with! Basically depth of field is the amount of the photo that is in focus. A photo of scenery will generally have a lot of the photo in focus, while other photos only have a little bit while the rest is blurry.

As you can see by the cardinal above, it adds depth to the photo.

Here, the focus is in the back... behind other branches.

This was a very narrow telescope at a playground... I focused on Mercy's eye looking through it. Generally the photo was not what I hoped, but I did get her eye in focus while the rest is blurry.

This photo has been posted before, but I just LOVE the narrow depth of field in it... it's one of my favorite photos, technically.

AMENDED: After playing with these photos I downloaded the photos from my camera and found some more... check them out here.

Head over to You Capture to see what other photos are taken!


  1. The telescope shot is really neat. Great job!

  2. That cardinal shot is AMAZING! Great capture.

  3. I like your first shot the best, great depth and the cardinal is perfectly sharp.

  4. I love the blue telescope photo - so cool!

  5. I discovered your Blog over at the You Capture link up. I wanted to tell you about The Happiness Project over at my Blog. It’s simple, every Tuesday you just post a photo of something that makes you wildly happy. It’s been so rewarding to meditate each week on what brings me happiness. I would like to invite you to join and link up to Mr. Linky. I am trying to take over the Blogosphere with happiness!

    Here is a link to last weeks round up if you want to check it out!