Maple Tears

© Sara B Coffey

Maple Tears

Uploaded: November 20, 2019


My challenge this week was 'Depth of Field'. Basically it is how much of the subject is in focus. I generally think of a 'shallow' depth of field but it can also be an image that is all in focus from front to back, but where is the fun in that! I like the mystery in a shallow depth of field & what happens to the background. I went to a garden that has 145 varieties of Japanese maple trees & they have the most vivid colors in the Fall. I took a number of different shots this week using my 50mm lens and some w/ a 18-135mm on a different day but chose this one as it rendered a beautiful bokeh. Whenever I try shots like this outdoors it never fails for the wind to start blowing! What's up w/ that! Settings: F 4.0 ss1/8 iso100 Canon 50mm 1.4 lens


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