Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Flowerscape in Sintra

There are many gardens in Sintra and this garden overlooking the valley made a great foreground to the village. In the upper left are the large conical chimneys are from the kitchen of the summer palace.

One goal when taking a good landscape photo is to create elements in the photo that are foregorund, middle and background. This picture has all of those components, but I think the result would have been stronger if one of two things were different.

Since only the foreground is in sharp focus, the flowers should have been made a stronger element - perhaps if they were open and facing us. Not easy to do without some planning.

The second alternative would be to have a larger depth of field so that at least the middle buildings were also in focus. Since this was taken at f/4 I had the option to exercise, but just didn't know or think about it at the time.
 
1/3200 f/4 ISO 800 18.0-55.0 mm @ 18 mm Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Sintra, Portugal

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