The next set of photo postings will be from some of the interesting sites I have discovered this summer in the province of BC and Alberta. My wife and I took the Crowsnest Highway from Hope to Calgary while on summer holidays and the things you see on that route are much more rewarding than taking the No 1 highway. Here we go.
While traveling on a highway between Calgary and Edmonton we came across this interesting site. There on the left hand side of the road were fence posts all capped with hats for as long as we could see. I thought to myself "What Next!".. and then again I thought this is Alberta. Here there is lots of wide open spaces for people to do weird things.
In the workshop you can see another perspective looking the other way with not as wide a focal length.
So I figure that the farmer who owns this property collected some hats and started something to draw attention. Then I think the thing took off and neighbors did their part to extend it over a few miles long. Well it certainly caught my attention and it made me stop to get out my camera with the long lens. At any rate I hope you like the result here. Of note its good to shoot this with a fast shutter speed to stop the hand held blur factor, and I wanted enough in focus so I used f8 to accommodate for this. This meant I had to use an ISO of 640 for this capture. Trust you like the results.
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macjake (49186) 2010-12-19 18:11
you're right, this is an interesting spot along the hwy. Is there any paticular reason the hats are there, or like you said, its just an opportunity to try weird things! obviously, the focal point is in the middle of the frame, i guess there would have been another choice, to focus on the front of the line. but focusing in the middle makes both ends seem to go on for infinity. there is some noticealbe noise, but its not distracting. I think there's some noise in my latest shot too!
anyways, i like this different view you showed us today
humayun (2913) 2010-12-19 18:41
very different picture...........
pov is nice also..........
good looking image.........
emka (68480) 2010-12-19 23:21
Well, it is really amazing. Where he got so many hats? Impressive and funny, I like it. I think it is much more interesting to go by not the main road unless you are really in a hurry. There you can spot so many fine things. Thanks for sharing
JFS (32457) 2010-12-20 0:27
Curious picture and story! At the end, how many hats must be there? And they do not fly with the wind! Good capture Paul.
patdeph (35746) 2010-12-20 2:40
this is a funny picture!You show this with an excellent OV gin=ving a nice perspective,and I like the grasses with their softness and their luminosity!Excellent!
lilito (3458) 2010-12-20 9:17
Je trouve que cette image est pleine de sens, on dirait la formation avant de sortir en courant derrière un ballon, ou avant de partir en course...
Très bon exercice de PDC!
wgreis (8267) 2010-12-20 14:15
offering the prospect a shallow depth of field looks great! The focus centered on only one point formed a beautiful experience. Congratulations.
yeln (11504) 2010-12-20 19:47
odlična zbirka starih kap na ograji. lep POV in prijetne barve za oko. lepo delo!! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
jjcordier (70459) 2010-12-20 23:55
Voilà une façon originale d'exposer sa collection de casquettes! J'aime encore mieux la photo du WS.
delpeoples (50621) 2010-12-21 1:41
Well I;ve seen bicycles in trees so hats on posts should not shock me. But nice spotting and excellent use of the depth of field to amplify the perspective. An original composition, perfectly executed. Thanks and have a nice day.
Lisa (PS: thank you for your WS on my sillhouette shot, a great improvement!)
kiasari (62) 2010-12-23 23:12
You chose a good POV to take this shot. A nice photo with a well managed framing and superb colors. Well done!
I wish you a Merry Christmas,
livermore (1629) 2011-01-01 12:31
bonne année 2011
Photo originale et sympathique, toute en perspective.
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2010-08-00
- Categories: Humour
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
- Exposition: f/8, 1/800 secondes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 16:28
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