This is my last Chester photo from last weekend that I wanted to share with you, but I have been wondering how I could photograph the Eastgate Clock to convey as much detail as possible, yet still fit within the landscape format of this website. Here I feel that I have achieved this. The reflection of a chimney in the glass of the clock face is what really caught my eye here, but then using my standard 18mm wide angle meant I could nicely frame up the text under the clock’s face. It would probably make a nicer photo with less cloud in the sky, maybe even an all blue sky?
I know very little about this vase other than that I found it at Willow Pool Garden Centre and it looks very old. It had clearly been outside for many months or even years. The illustration in my opinion works really well with the colours, although maybe it would be a little too busy for my taste as a vase with flowers. As an object to photograph I couldn’t ask for more in a still life study.
Parc Guell is very famous for its long seat designed by Gaudi. Sadly there were hundreds of people sat on it, so rather than getting the big wide photos I saw on postcards, I went in close. This random but very colourful pattern is extremely beautiful in my opinion and a fantastic example of mosaic art work. The seat is very cool, which is great for sitting on in the heat of the mid day sun, especially when you’re carrying around a big camera bag on your back!
Yesterday I showed you a quick experiment in shallow depth of field. It was just a quick test as this pink rose flower shows more of a real world example of how effective this setting can be. There were a lot of flowers and other plants in the background of this photo,but using the trusty 50mm f/1.8 lens these distracting elements are blurred enough to not take your eye away from the focal point. This sharpness in the rose head also gives an almost 3D look to the photograph which I think is particularly effective in this example.