Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far


The concept Near and Far in photography easily lends itself to using a low depth of field in order to distinguish between the near and the far. So when I set out to meet the Daily Post at WordPress.com’s Weekly Photo Challenge head on, I slapped on my Canon 50mm 1:1.8 II lens, set the camera to aperture priority (AV), and headed outside just before the sun peaked out from behind the Rocky Mountains.

091012 Red Hydrant

Canon 60D | 50mm lens | 1/100 | f/1.8 | ISO 200 (adjusted levels and cropped to 5×7)

Near to the camera is the bright red fire hydrant. Far from the camera is the house that this little hydrant has sworn to protect. If the house caught on fire, these two objects would become fast friends, and the fire fighters would be the glue that would hook them together.

I also chose the red fire hydrant because it’s rivalry week here in Utah and I wanted to express my true color – Crimson. If you follow college football in Utah, you’ll understand the reference. Go UTES! 🙂

~signed, Carltonaut

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