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Holes in Sunlight

By Possum  
Hmm, right out of my comfort zone with this one, so it will be good to have your views, especially since my monitor isn't calibrated at the mo.

Visited the local arboretum on a day that was too windy for decent flower shots... came across this bench that is part of the sculptural exhibition (Art in the Garden) laid out across the grounds.
It was too low for my tripod, so I balanced the camera on the bench itself and waited for the sunlight to hit the plane of focus I was concentrating on.

Shot on F4, Exp. Comp. -1, AV priority.

Your views are most welcome Smile

Tags: Sunlight General Bench Abstract Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro

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janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:16PM
Very creative! It works for me Jane

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Sep 2008 7:20PM
Well seen, a creative shot with a touch of genious!
4 Sep 2008 7:20PM
Well this one might go against the grain Allie, but no one's going to take the pith out of this one.

John Smile

P.S. On the hole that is.
Possum 11 148 England
4 Sep 2008 7:22PM
Wickedly funny, John Smile
PeterBee 12 35 5 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:26PM
Very succesful abstract study - great use of the macro.

Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
4 Sep 2008 7:36PM
spot on DOF Allie, cracking take Smile
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:58PM
Hey Allie.... this is something completely different for you and I like it.... great focus work and love how the light hits that bench bringing out the lovely textures/patterns in the wood..... well done... Karen Smile
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
4 Sep 2008 8:05PM
I like the composition along with the light and tones
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
4 Sep 2008 8:28PM
What great use of dof Allie, so well done.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
4 Sep 2008 8:38PM
Very clever work Allie great use of dof
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 8:43PM
Lovely detail, light and use of DOF. Great shot.
Regards Cheesey.
phil_j 11 134 4 England
4 Sep 2008 9:18PM
Very unusual work for you Allie, but shows great vision.
Well seen and executed shot.

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
4 Sep 2008 10:27PM
Well spotted Allie.
Some great textures, colours, detail & light here.
It pays to be different sometimes.
piccy 11 8 Wales
5 Sep 2008 12:21AM
I like the play of light across the wood.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
5 Sep 2008 3:45AM
Love the selective focus. Very effective.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Sep 2008 6:16AM
Lovely colour and textures, well spotted. Carol
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
5 Sep 2008 6:43AM
Good light and a great use of DOF

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
5 Sep 2008 7:57AM
Hello Allie,hope all is your composition here.Good use of depth of field and light.
joseph 12 England
5 Sep 2008 8:48AM
Wonderful image Allie...Love the dof!
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2008 3:58PM
unusual, but i like it!

bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2008 4:01PM
well seen and well captured
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
5 Sep 2008 7:08PM
I personally like this type of shot...abstract and thought provoking.
myrab 11 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2008 8:14PM
Very well seen.

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2008 9:00PM
The tones and textures of the wood are just lovely.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
5 Sep 2008 9:51PM
Hi Allie,
love the grain,lighting,detail,the way the sunlight is hitting off the wood and the tones,the dof of the holes where the pot plants would go,symmetry,detail and abstractness.take care,AnnSmile
GlenD 11 United States
6 Sep 2008 6:18AM
Look at Anne giving secrets away of how they grow pot up in Scotland lol must pop one seed in each hole to start them!

Love the grain in wood, always nice if captured right with nice light like you have here and added with nice dof and the holes boared for abstract, Nice one Allie
hebdens 12 5
6 Sep 2008 9:43AM
cracking image, dof and light are perfect. love it.
JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 10:03AM
Nice image,like it.
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
7 Sep 2008 3:43PM
Very unusual for you Allie, well seen and patiently taken, nice one.
Glad you have your monitor sorted, you had me worried for a
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
8 Sep 2008 8:15PM
I won't insult you by saying "cracking shot!" but it's very well seen and beautifully taken.
proz 13 205 United States
9 Sep 2008 5:34PM
with results like this Allie, heck you don;t need a comfort zone. This is fantastic!
EllieEdge 10 15 42 Norway
22 Sep 2008 10:17AM
Great! I think I would have the focus area covering one of the holes, not the space between the holes.
- Eli
Paree 13 616 3
21 Oct 2008 9:09AM
you have made a wonderful job of this shot
full of atmosphere,
it reminds me of my old school desk the part where the inkwells went
(yes I am that old)
oh dear
jonathanbp 9 99 Thailand
29 Oct 2008 3:42PM
wonderful abstract - Jonathan

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