Focused on photography 52-week photoproject – Week 29 By Petra Pavlátková 2014-07-27 2016-10-31 52-week photo project 2014, Jeseníky, Karlova Studánka, spa, window Blessing Canon EOS 500D, 55-250 mm, 1/320 at f/11, -0,67 EV, 194 mm, ISO 200 52-week photoproject – Week 28 Park of Blatná castle 8 Comments Roy Norris 2014-07-27 at 20:49 4 years ago Your shot certainly is a blessing Petra. You chose wisely with f11, which meant that there was no bright blown areas on the window frames and surrounds and all the detail of the figure was retained. Petra Pavlátková 2014-07-27 at 22:17 4 years ago Roy, thank you. It’s alchemy to find the right combination of shutter speed, depth of field and ISO so that there are no bright blown areas – if possible – but I seem getting better at it! 🙂 Surprisingly enough, the photo was taken in the morning, at about 8:45 a.m., but the sun was already shining quite brightly. CherryPie 2014-07-27 at 23:54 4 years ago Lovely lighting. I like the contrast of shadows and light. Petra Pavlátková 2014-07-28 at 09:45 4 years ago Cheryl, thank you. I was wondering whether the shadows are all right in the photo as they are quite sharp but then it seemed to me that they add dimension rather than disturb the clarity. I’m pleased you like them as well. Linda at To Behold The Beauty 2014-07-29 at 01:26 4 years ago I rather liked the shadows, too, Petra. They add an interesting dimension to the photo. The overall photo is quite lovely. Petra Pavlátková 2014-07-29 at 09:58 4 years ago Linda, thank you, I’m pleased you like the capture. It is interesting to read the opinions about the shadows here. They are quite sharp so I had some doubts concerning them but without them, the image would look nice but somewhat flat and boring. J_on_tour 2014-08-13 at 23:15 4 years ago The thing that struck me most by studying the image before I read the comments was the precision that we both share in an architectural image but then that I felt you were challenging that by the harsh shadows that undermined that principle. I take on board the technical lesson that seems evident here and will try it out myself the next time I get a chance. Petra Pavlátková 2014-08-14 at 22:10 4 years ago J, I was absolutely convinced that harsh shadows spoil any photo. Nevertheless, in this particular photo they seemed to add interest and depth, so I guess there may be exceptions, right? The reason might lie in the direction of the shades, the way they complement the contents of the photo and also in the fact that though the shadows were harsh, the photo was taken quite early in the morning when the light was still soft in a way… Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment.