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Palm Study | by [Anthony T.]
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Palm Study

I like palm trees. I think they provide interesting subjects to photograph, especially if you can get a group of them like in this photo. I was going for a "spiral" feeling with this shot. In hindsight, maybe a higher aperture for a clearer background would have been better, but I also wanted to convey the depth of the spiral too, so I personally like the depth of field.


I also wanted to convey that the viewer is sitting in a tree, but in reality, the palms were just growing over the balcony of my hotel room! :)


1/14/2009 Update: this came up as one of my screen saver images and it really works much better at that size.


M, f/5, 1/125, ISO 100, Canon 18-55mm EF-S @ 37mm


Constructive comments always welcome.


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Taken on November 29, 2008