#88 Sun Shiny Day

August 26th, 2010

Sun Shiny Day

There are bold hunks of wood, and old hunks of wood

There are no old, bold hunks of wood

Even in the sunshine, this wood is mellow and sleepy. It’s bit of redwood, perhaps 40 years old, and once was part of the backyard fence. No longer. It is destined to end its days as an occasional prop and general lay-about.

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I have again broken what I am told is a cardinal rule in photography: I put the foreground out of focus.

The foreground, in this instance, should be unfocused, because a human eye would be unfocused in more or less the same way.

Your own eye skipped right over the foreground and landed on the leaf about half-way down the board, didn’t it?

So much for cardinal rules.

Rating 3.50 out of 5


  1. Pam Belding Says:

    Sometimes its more fun breaking the rules! Thanks for doing it so beautifully!

  2. Dave Rowley Says:

    The audio is great, Walt. So is the breaking of the cardinal rule. The way you explained it seemed spot on to me, in real life my eyes would definitely see the foreground as unfocused.

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