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Gifkommetjie by ash Gifkommetjie by ash
A rock formation at Gifkommetjie, which is an Afrikaans word meaning something like little poison bowl
Cape Point Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, Feb 2003
Canon EOS 300, Fuji Neopan 100 Acros
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verunec Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2003
A very pleasing compos, focus or non focus ;) (Wink)
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ash Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2003
Regarding the focus and depth of field -- I would really have liked the foreground bush and the 'jaws' of the rock thing both in focus, but I was too lazy to fetch the tripod. I have another version where the rock is in focus but the bush isn't -- I like this one better.

For the sake of interest .. the pic was shot from quite far away (15m or so) with a ~200mm focal length on my 75-300mm zoom lens. The long focal length forced me to use a fairly wide aperture in order to use a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camerashake at 200mm (the rule of thumb for handheld shots says to use a shutter speed faster than the focal length, ie. faster than 1/200s at 200mm). So I was probably shooting at an aperture of about f8.0, which didn't give much depth of field at this 200mm focal length (you get less depth of field for a given aperture setting at longer focal lengths).

If I had bothered to use a tripod I wouldn't have had to worry about camera shake and could have used any shutter speed and hence any aperture I liked. I would probably have chosen say f16, resulting in enough depth of field to get both the bush and rock in focus at the same time.
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redux Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
interesting focus and depth of field...the bottom-left part looks really bizarre and gives a great sense of dimension. gorgeous as usual.
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jordanfstop Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2003   Photographer
nice
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