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A Matter of [Depth] Perception...

 I love photography!  I'm very much a visual person.  Ironically, I just happen to have low vision.  A few years ago I heard about a blind photographer in America.  I don't know if is was Pete Eckert or someone else, but the follow video about Pete Eckert is worth seeing nonetheless.

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

Being a visual person, I've wanted to do photography since I was very, very young.  I finally fulfilled the dream of buying myself an SLR camera back in 2006.  In 2007 and did a short course to learn the very basics of manual photography.  Since that point I've done a moderate amount of photography on a semi-manual setting, but I've always relied on my camera to do my focusing for me.  I have vision in one eye, but not the other and therefore, I have practically no depth perception.  As well as this I'm extremely short sighted and so I often can't clearly see the image through the view finder.  What looks clear to me, often turns out to be in soft focus once up on the computer screen.  Today though, I was out in the front yard with Ari and thought that since we'd done so much gardening (for us) recently, I should really attempt to capture some of the loveliness of the garden in late summer.

I like close up pictures.  Often a close up serves to magnify an image for me so I can actually get a glimpse of what other see from a distance.  Rarely will you see a photo taken by me that is a distance shot - I'm not able to enjoy those photos, so I don't take them.

Today, I decided to have a go at figuring out the focal depth on my own.  Here are my best shots.

This one is quite soft, but I still like it.


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