Good Fences = Good Neighbors

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Good Fences = Good Neighbors

S J 12/5/2004 1:18:30 AM

Great graphic shot, Chuck! Love the DOF and repetition on this one! Love the tones too! #194041

Owen Carver 12/5/2004 5:44:11 AM

Nice photo. Where was this taken? In someone's backyard? Were these fences really being used to enclose someone's property, or is this outside of a fence factory or something? because I can't imagine a place where this would occur since a fence is useless if it has a lot of holes in it.
- Owen #955392

Chuck Almarez 12/5/2004 11:14:14 AM

Hi Owen, Thanks for your comments and observations. This is the fence in my backyard and it is fully functional in keeping my dog in when he'd love to be out. The holes (spaces?) you may be refering to are where the connecting posts are located. -- Chuck #955914

Owen Carver 12/6/2004 12:05:01 AM

I don't understand.. what is a connecting post? can we see it in this photo? and what is the approximate distance between the white lit face of the posts and the darker more out of focus ends of the set of posts?
thanks for the commments, I'm just curious.
- Owen #956516

Chuck Almarez 12/6/2004 4:38:46 AM

This is a pre-fabricated fence with each section being 96 inches long. There is about 2" of space between pickets. The fence sections are connected by 4x4 uprights. There are two full sections in the photo (the two farthest from the camera); the near section is only partially in the image. There are five pickets, then a post in the near section. The total distance from the front of the image to the rear section of fence is about 25'. The depth of field is reduced by the long focal length, the short focus distance, and the open f/stop. Hope this helps.
Chuck #956823

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I took this image for a class assignment as an example of shallow depth of field. A corresponding image was shot with extended depth of field and a little hyperfocal focusing.
This image was shot with a Kodak DCS520, using a Tamron 28-200 zoom set at 200mm. The f/stop was wide open f/3.5 and the shutter speed was approx 1/2000 @ ISO 200. The subject was backlit in bright sunlight which provided nice highlights on one edge. There was enough ambient light that natural fill took care of the shad

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