"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams

Something New

Well went up to Hillarys yesterday to get some shots with the great blue sky and white clouds around. I always new this shot was gonna be b&w but didn’t originally plan for the short depth of field.

I would love to get one of me schools old Pentax K1000 and try some b&w film photography.


17 responses

  1. Bobby

    how did you achieve this depth of field? looks great!

    September 24, 2008 at 4:15 am

  2. Great DOF in this shot Dylan works perfectly with the simple composition.

    September 24, 2008 at 7:58 am

  3. dylanfox

    Bobby, like Christian once told me about his “The Peter Eastway Effect” post… it was all photoshop trickery! πŸ˜‰
    Would be damn near imposibble to stitch this having shot it at a large aperture. I think this was f14 or f36…. haha one or the other!

    September 24, 2008 at 2:37 pm

  4. dylanfox

    Cheers Matt.
    It was something new and even with such a simple original image I still felt it was far to busy!

    September 24, 2008 at 2:38 pm

  5. i do like this shot composition wise and definitely in B/W. just not sure about the DOF technique myself. throws me a bit personally.
    but a very nice shot

    September 24, 2008 at 2:44 pm

  6. lukeaustin

    Nice one Dylan. Some of us have to work during the day and therefor miss out on opportunities like this. You lucky bastard. I like what you have done but the building on the left is a little distracting. That couldn’t be helped though.
    I learnt on the old K1000’s at school too. I actually have one sitting in my cupboard right now and I’m pretty sure it’s loaded with B&W film. I have been meaning to take it for a run.

    September 24, 2008 at 6:54 pm

  7. I like this shot, as photoshopped as it is. Haven’t heard of the “Peter Eastway Effect” but then again he’s got heaps of stuff named after him.

    I don’t have to work but i cant drive and i have school so i’m in the same position Luke. I really hope i can make a career out of photography… Dream job. One day i really gotta meet up with one of you Perth yanks and steal some shooting and selling techniques.

    September 24, 2008 at 10:03 pm

  8. lukeaustin

    “Perth Yanks” ey! Does that make you a hillbilly.. or a country bumkin?

    September 24, 2008 at 11:49 pm

  9. No i’m a Perthian myself… just a bit more of an outskirt Perthian!
    Are you an inner city guy?

    September 25, 2008 at 9:17 am

  10. kirkhille

    Nice shot mate ,
    Like the look of it , Did you apply a tilt shift filter in photoshop with this ?

    September 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm

  11. dylanfox

    Well… I am a Perth Yank of sorts… being half american! hah

    Cheers Kirk.
    I got no idea what you mean by tilt shift filter so i guess not! haha

    September 25, 2008 at 2:31 pm

  12. Dylan just found out that your only 17… thats pretty incredible.

    That means i have 3 more years to be able to shoot as good as you!

    What school did you go to?

    September 26, 2008 at 11:26 am

  13. Sean, just doing the maths here – am I right in thinking that you’re only 14! Maybe year 10 at school?

    September 26, 2008 at 5:31 pm

  14. Almost! year 9. Proudly self taught as well!

    September 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm

  15. Nice image Dylan, I like the selective focus effect. It is good to try different things and challenge yourself. You are developing real skills and if you look back 9 months or so you will see how far you have come. Well done. Don’t be put off by photoshop and what it can do, it is just another tool to show how creative you can be. Anyone can take a photo but not everyone can create a photo. What group do you want to belong to?

    September 27, 2008 at 11:12 pm

  16. Sean, year 9! God your gonna wanna enjoy year 9 and 10 before you have to really do home work! Having said that I would do anything to be back in me year 12 classes! Only miss it when its gone!

    Cheers Christian! Means a lot to me mate to hear something like that from the man behind the images that sparked my interest in landscape photography.
    Yeah this year off for me may not have been a real money maker but if I may say so myself, my photography from earlier this year was a bit shaby. I think this year has allowed me to really learn new things, learn from new people and try new things.

    I will have to show my first ever landscape images, some may look a little familiar to you mate! πŸ˜‰

    September 28, 2008 at 12:41 am

  17. jamiepatersonphotography

    Hi Dylan,

    I reckon this is really inventive and a great shot. Imagination at work, well done. πŸ™‚

    Jamie Paterson

    September 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm

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