Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade
Where: Leverett, MA
When: December 23, 2009


Anonymous January 18, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Hi Gwen,

You have a real knack with the backgrounds in your compositions in these short-depth-of-focus shots.

I'm always drawn--in a good way--to your backgrounds, which consistently balance very well in energy against the already well-composed "foreground" subject.

The backgrounds themselves each possess quite nice compositions of their own.

Can we say that this is your forte? Keep 'em coming!


Evil Pixie January 19, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

I love how you used the depth of field for this shot. Well done!

Gwendolyn January 20, 2010 at 7:39 AM  

Thanks Moy and Pixie!

Moy, I totally hear you about the backgrounds - it's always a fun surprise. While I've gotten better at seeing what will make particularly interesting backgrounds, and estimating which fstop will get me the effect I want, it's never totally predictable, and the camera playback never conveys quite what's going on, so I am kept in suspense until I can get to a computer.

I also have to thank you for reminding me about that aspect, as I went out with the camera that same day with backgrounds firmly in mind, and I'm really pleased with the results. So thanks for the inspiration!


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