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Weekly Challenge #456 -- "Deep focus"
Posted By: aaacb, 04-25-2019, 09:41 AM

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #456 -- "Deep focus"

I thought I'd do the opposite of the previous challenge, so I'm looking for photos with large depth of field. I'm on the move this week so I'm not going to link to my own examples, but you may find inspiration in some of the movies listed here Deep focus - Wikipedia

The fine print:
Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

The challenge will run until midnight Thursday, May 2nd, whichever time zone you are in.

1. Post ONE photo.
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

Read more at: Weekly Challenge #455 - Lively Bokeh -

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I get a greater hyperfocal distance from my fisheye lens, but the fisheye perspective reduces the perceived depth of the image, so you get this shot from the southeastern end of Kluane Lake instead.
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Very nice

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Somewhere in Colorado. Not bad DOF for f8

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Wave Cave Mountain

Can you see the entrance?
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Not nearly as much depth as the sweeping landscapes (very nice btw). However, in trying to capture this busy street in Shanghai, I moved so the closest subjects would be at the minimum infinity focal distance so the entire street would be in focus.

The exif data got lost when scanning :P... K1000, Vivitar 28mm, Kodak Gold 200asa, 1/30s f2.8, shot handheld.
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Pic taken at the gardens of the Versailles palace in France, with the 10-17 fisheye. This short of shallow, see-through cloud covering further enhances the sense of depth and the vastness of the gardens.
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Thanks for the tip and link to "deep focus" that is used in movies. One of the movies listed is Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds". So here is my entry for the challenge.--charliezap
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