Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photo of the day: Receding shoreline

Deep focus
Receding shoreline, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.
On my way home from dropping Daniel off at school one morning I stopped by Alder Lake to snap a few shots of the lakeshore in snow, with the clouds moving moodily in and out of the hills. I took a lot of different shots, focusing (no pun intended) on trying to get both foreground and background elements in focus in the picture: nearby grass and stumps and rocks, distant trees and hills. The one that feels most successful to me is this one, with the snow-frosted grass in the foreground in sharp focus, and the snowy hills in the background equally sharp. I took a whole series of pictures with different focus setting on my narrowest aperture in order to find the perfect setting that would capture the widest range of focus.

I like this example, too, with the rough edge of the lake reaching away toward the trees in the distance.

The stark lines and contrasts of winter ended up looking even better in black and white than they did in color.

Receding shoreline by The Bacher Family

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