Saturday, March 19, 2011

2011 78/365 Poised

Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011

These sneakers captured my eye, as they wait on the deck ~ showing the marks of last year's playful moments and sitting poised for fun in the warmer weather to come.

In this shot I'm playing with depth of field, something I learned about at the last 
Mid-CT Photography Meetup meeting.  This photo achieves a quality that I had noticed in other people's photos, but was yet unable to make happen with mine.  There's a crisp/popping-ness and a "roundness" to the subject -- like I can start to see around the sides, there's more dimension.  Is that the depth of field?  Or something else?  
Is it something I did or is it this camera's abilities over my point and shoot's abilities?
Could it be focusing on the subject in the foreground and blurring out the background?
I'm enjoying having more questions than answers and having new things to explore!