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    December Crabapple

    While making a run to the drugstore, I was intrigued by the drops of moisture hanging on the crabapples along the edge of the parking lot and thought there was an interesting photo possibility if I lined a cluster up with the post office roof and shot with a shallow enough depth of field to diffuse the roof's detail. To me I ended up with a feel like some oriental paintings I have seen. I'll welcome thoughts or suggestions

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    Album name:Ed Hodgson / Ed Hodgson
    Keywords:Nature / close-up / winter / Granby / Connecticut
    Location:Granby, Connecticut - December, 2015
    Filesize:123 KiB
    Date added:Jan 02, 2016
    Dimensions:1080 x 810 pixels
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    Color Space:sRGB
    Exposure Bias:0 EV
    Exposure Time:1/250 sec
    Flash:No Flash
    Focal length:77.378 mm
    Max Aperture:f/5.6
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    Vern Wells   [Jan 03, 2016 at 12:34 PM]
    I think you've handled this difficult subject well. I've found taking close-ups of subjects that have a lot of depth to them is quite challenging. If the goal is to get all elements in all planes sharp while creating a well out-of focus background, it may be impossible unless (1) the background is well distanced (e.g. sky, distant mountain) to allow use of a small aperture or (2) focus stacking is performed.
    Vern Wells   [Jan 03, 2016 at 12:45 PM]
    If that is not the goal, I think what works well is to focus on a single interesting element (a crabapple) and try to force the remaining elements to be well outside the DOF to create a dream-like effect. This is facilitated by (1) using a very large aperture (e.g. f 2.8 ) and (2) having much relative distance between the focus plane and the planes of the other elements. In any event, when the subject seems worthy, I suggest trying different camera positions/angles, aperture settings, and focus planes.
    Vern Wells   [Jan 03, 2016 at 12:49 PM]
    The important question is : Did you remember to go into the drugstore?
    Ed Hodgson   [Jan 03, 2016 at 11:42 PM]
    Thanks for the thoughtful input, Vern. I'll ponder it for future use. Yes, I did remember to complete my errand in the drug store although my wife did ask how it could possibly have taken me so long.

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