Masts at Burry Port

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Yacht masts at Burry Port.
08/09/2011 - 23:02Stuey
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 00:00
Good idea Stu but the BG is way too busy. A different POV (to the right) & moving in closer with a wider aperture for a shallow DOF might have been better.


Link Posted 09/09/2011 - 19:30

Your observations are spot on but I had a dilemma here.

I decided that each day I would use only one lens, maybe changing at night but decided that I would try and make shots that recorded Burry Port if possible in a slightly different way whilst retaining Burry Port as being recognisable.

After a few shots it was clear that I could not get a clear enough background and even at f2.8 the oof parts were just not oof enough so I decided that I would make sure the picture retained its Burry Port identity.

I deleted the more 'arty' shots as I was just not hitting the spot probably due to my failings.

So whilst I may have got what I was after for the 'record' shot your observation regarding the technical side I totally agree with, practice and listening to advice is probably the best way forward.

I will be putting more on the gallery but to be honest most are around f8 as my f2.8/3.2 etc shots just didn't make it - maybe its either my taste or lack of ability on the arty side.



p.s. it's been over 5 years since I cloned a background out on a large scale and whilst the result received praise (my pre Pentax days) it just felt dishonest
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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