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Fork Me, I Enjoyed That!

March 24th, 2008 by Iain · 1 Comment

And very surprised I was, too. I decided to participate in Neil’s new project because I enjoyed the “taking part” aspect, and looking at other people’s shots and sites. I certainly didn’t imagine that I’d enjoy taking a picture of a fork, but that’s how it turned out. So, the picture:

The fork

Pretty much as soon as I decided I would enter I came up with an idea for the composition. Rather than shoot the fork as a whole I wanted to focus on the tines and have the rest blur out behind. As I don’t have a macro lens I had to rely on my geniusness ;-) (AKA recently gained knowledge). The longer the focal length, the shorter the depth of field. So I set the fork up on one side of the room, the tripod on the other, took a few test shots to make sure the idea worked, and it did. I then began a cycle of taking some pictures, checking them on the computer and changing an element of the composition or exposure. It was this that I found to be surprisingly enjoyable.

So, Neil, thank you. I don’t know that I’m finding forks any more interesting, but I have discovered that still life photography can be fun!

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