Saturday, November 05, 2005

San Diego

This photo was taken from Point Loma lighthouse which overlooks San Diego. I set the camera to a wide aperature and made sure the bird and the branches to the right were sharp. I like how the silhoutteted bird and branches contrast with the soft blur of San Diego in the background.

I used a Canon 20D with a 50mm 1.4 lens in AV mode with a 1.8 aperature for this shot


Anonymous Mona said...

I think this photo would be better if it was bigger since the bird was the intended subject but all I saw was the highlights from the city. Because the City was taking more of the frame, that is all I saw.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Ian Frazier said...

Good out of focus blur but i might have zoomed in some and moved to the right so a more interesting sextion of the city was behind the bird. As it is the bird seems too small and with the branches at the bottom right, it seems almost accidental.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
Looking back I see what you both mean.
The bird and branches do look too small in relation to the background. Unfortunately I only had my 50mm with me at the time so I couldn't zoom in too much.

9:07 AM  
Blogger CHROMACRAB said...

A good idea, I would liked to have seen more of the bird and the branch, probably about half way across the frame.

7:29 PM  
Blogger CHROMACRAB said...

I'm wondering why my comments have the "dustbin" icon visible?

7:32 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

I would love to have seen the bird and the branches take up more of the space.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Mari said...

duh. I should have read the previous posts :)

7:46 AM  
Blogger RPM said...

Thanks for the commentary, it takes a while for my eye to get to the bird, but then everything comes together nicely.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Caryn said...

Love the choice of focus. I didn't see the bird immediately, but when I did it was a treat.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

I guess this photo is good and bad. It's good in that you realize the bird is there after looking at the image, but bad in that you might miss the bird and branches because they are so small and off to the side.

Thanks for the comments, I'm seeing more to the photos now.

9:37 PM  

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