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Mooring lines at a Charleston marina.

Lines and Bitts

Here is a happy outcome.  I decided I needed a nautical theme for today’s photo since the weather in Charleston has finally turned warm enough to start thinking of water, beach and boating.  I didn’t have much time after  a quick recovery run downtown so I grabbed my Canon 40D with the trusty “nifty-fifty” EF 50mm f1.8 mounted.  I knew the light would be hard and most images would just be trash with washed out contrast and poor color.  I wanted to simplify the image and bring out a key detail that would be unmistakably nautical in nature, but take a moment for the viewer to bet their bearings and see what was going on in the photograph.

The happy accident was leaving the lens opened up to f2.0 and creating a super shallow depth of field.  An image at f8.0 would have been blah and just a simple recording of the moment including every detail of the boat.  Here I think the blur and lines in the photo caused by the large aperture imply motion and yet there is a strong point of focus to hold your eye.  I’m happy with the color in this one too.  The blues, blacks and whites make a simple color theme.

All-in-all not too bad for what is really a grab shot.

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Written by Brian Fancher

March 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm

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