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07 March 2018

52 Frames - Depth of Field

Raindrops on Roses by Anorina Morris

I'm a lazy photographer. There, I said it. 

I have a wonderful whizz-bang DSLR camera that my hubby bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago. He even added to my set-up with extra lenses and lights the next Christmas. But rather than take out the camera and learn how it all "works", I shoot on "auto" or just take photos with my iPhone.

A friend on Facebook joined a themed weekly photography challenge and after seeing some of her pictures, I was inspired to join the challenge too. If you'd like to check it out, you can get all of the details at

This past week, the challenge was 'depth of field'. Thank goodness for Craftsy and their free weekend. I watched lots of photography videos to get information and tips on camera settings, lighting staging ideas. I am by no means an expert, but I think that it's already made a difference in my enthusiasm for using my camera and seeing things in a different way.

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Okay, so 'depth of field' as defined 52frames is "the distance between the closest and farthest objects in a photo that appears in focus. If there is only a small part of the photo in focus, the depth of field is shallow. If the entire photo is in focus, the your depth of field is wide." 

This was the perfect opportunity to use my macro lens. The macro lens means that I can take quite clear (sharp) photos, very close to the subject. It had been raining and we had a constant drizzle throughout the morning, so I got it in my head that I was going to photograph raindrops.

That top photo is the one which I submitted. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Here are a couple of the others which I had shortlisted, but decided not to use (we are only allowed to submit one photo in this challenge).

The centre of an iceberg rose

Next week's challenge is the sky. Hmmm... I'm going to have to put on my thinking cap!


  1. You certainly are a photographer! Your photos are amazing!

    1. Thank you Sharon. It has been fun learning how to use my camera. I still am not sure of how to get the settings to do amazing things, but I'll get there :)

  2. stunning - I have a canon (not a dslr) that I brought out to start using again in January - I had forgotten how much I loved taking pictures. Your rose is stunning. be proud

    1. Thank you very much Lynda. Photography is really is a fun way to make us look at the world around us, a little bit differently.

  3. Thanks for sharing some words about us, Anorina! Glad you are enjoying the journey so far :)

    1. Hi Yosef, thank you so much for stopping by. Yes it's been fun to learn how-to use my camera and I am enjoying the prompts to give me something to focus on each week.

  4. I love using macro! Gosh that pink rose photo is amazing - I can see it as a big mural photo on a girlie bathroom wall...


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