Sunday, December 12, 2010

This Picture Didn't Need a High Resolution Camera

Taken sometime last year in the middle of a "fog" storm...
Heron on Log, Fraser River, Richmond, B.C., Canada
In this situation, the thing is to avoid the temptation to zoom into the bird. This heron was quite happy in its solitude, perched on the submerged log in the middle of the river. There was not much else to see, flog had blanketed everything. Hence, all of the "negative" space left in the picture frame. If the picture had been composed tighter on the heron, that sense of being lost in the fog would have been gone. Yes, you do see less detail when the subject is this small in the picture frame, but remember, the camera is a tool for capture images, and not just merely detail.

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