Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Details, Details

Ah, here we are, Round Robin time again! This week's topic, "Focus on the Details," comes to us from Tammie Jean of Long Drives To Nowhere.

Now, if I were a really serious photographer with a serious camera that I really knew how to use, I could set the focal length so that some foreground object is in focus and the background is all fuzzy, or vice versa. I don't know how to do that, though, so let's just fake it in editing:

My friend's sweater was across the room. I selected the non-sweater bits and blurred, and sharpened the sweater bits. Eh.


On to something more interesting. I've photographed this plant several times before, but tonight I caught it at the perfect time for interesting patterns of light and shadow. Even at a distance, the details are interesting. But let's get closer:


Ah. Cool. Closer still:


Yes, I like that. Is that focused and detailed enough for you? Nah, let's take it a step closer:

I can't decide what these leaves resemble more, corn stalks or green bananas!

I have some more detailed experiments, but I'll save them for tomorrow night.

Now go see what the other Robins are up to!

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7 comments:

Carly said...

I really like the shadows a lot. :)

Suzanne R said...

Great job of focusing on the details -- I like the way you got closer and closer to the plant.

Steven said...

I like the way the plant gets more interesting the closer you get. Becomes more abstract, just the details :-)

I like the sweater with the depth of field you created. Reminds me, I should do an entry on that as it's not hard at all to do in camera.

Cosette said...

Oh that second picture with the shadows is particularly neat. I like this idea of zooming in.

Gattina said...

As details I would have taken one hair on the sweater and a cute little spider on the plant ! But your pictures are very nice anyway !

Tammie Jean said...

I love the light and shadow you've captured in the plant, and it did get even more interesting as you got closer and closer. Nice photos!

Nancy said...

I really enjoyed both entries on details...you did a very creative job! And our cat loves very similar plants as well...lol.

Nice job!

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