Snap Chat. Same shot, different perspective

Dinghy

Anchor

One summer, while walking along the Brittany shore I spotted a dinghy with its anchor exposed by the washed out tide. The anchor was old, textured and corroded. And the dinghy had a bright sun-streaked orange-red rim. Both things were interesting but which should I take the photo of?

I decided that I wanted both objects in the picture to demonstrate the connection between them, but only focus on one in order not to divide your attention. So I set a low f-stop number to control the depth of field. I took two photos – one focussed on the dinghy and the other on the anchor. Both were taken on the same setting: ISO 200, 70mm, f5.6, 1/250s, on a summer’s afternoon at about 5.30pm when the sun had lost its intensity.

For choice, I prefer the anchor picture. What do you reckon?

~ Spotted Cow

 

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8 thoughts on “Snap Chat. Same shot, different perspective

    1. I think you have a good point. The colourful boat is more recognisable even though it’s blurry. The anchor blends into the the brown pebbles when it’s blurry and it mayn’t be obvious what it is.

  1. fabulous double take and an interesting perspective- 2nd shot is merely personal preference because I can never quite adjust to blurry foreground without thinking I need my eyes re-tested

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