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The Wall crowds

August 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

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Crowds at The Wall photo by Ed O’Connell.

Love how Ed’s lens flattens miles of beach behind these guys. To all the photo experts — tell me again how this “shortening” is done (those houses are way back from the people in the water) ?

Here’s the scene pre-wave

Tags: design + art + typography · surf + skate + snow

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christiane // Aug 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Depth of field!

    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Depthoffield-explained-4631

    “Summary
    Overall, the practical use of depth-of-field can be summed up as follows:
    To maximise depth-of-field and have as much sharp as possible use a wide-angle lens, set a small aperture and stand back from your subject
    To minimise depth-of-field with only a small zone of the scene sharp use a telephoto lens, set a large aperture, and get closer to your subject.”

  • 2 Ted Jerome // Oct 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    The foreshortening effect you see is a by-product of using a very “long” telephoto, such as a 400mm. The same effect accounts for those photos with the rising or setting Moon or Sun looking huge when compared to Earth-bound objects like house or trees.