Photo of The Day – 014

Taken at Crescent Beach in White Rock during a private photography lesson, this photo of the day is a great example of my sense of humour and love of juxtaposition.

jux·ta·po·si·tion   [juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uh n]  noun

– an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

Photo of the Day, private photography lesson with Aura McKay at Crescent Beach, White Rock, walking sign on beach

F4.0 @ 1/2000    ISO 100        95mm lens

I was photographing something else on the beach and teaching the concepts of controlling depth of field, specifically selective focus.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw a sign walking across the beach.  I didn’t have a lot of time so I just crossed my fingers and made the composition, knowing my shutter speed wouldn’t be a problem because I was shooting wide open at f4.0, but concerned about the depth of field.

She was moving fast so I quickly tried two or three different ways to frame the image.  The placement of the subject walking ‘into’ the frame offers visual clues to a story or narrative and the lift in the foot suggest movement.

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