Scavenger Hunt #29 – Path

CameraPentax K-1 II
LensPentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8
Focal length24mm
F-NumberF/9.0
Exposure time1/20 s
ISO800

Path is probably one of the pictures I like less for this Hunt. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that it’s a bad picture, but it’s somewhat uninspired and bland. This is a path near the river not far for my place, and it’s actually fairly rare to manage to catch it that empty: there’s usually a large amount of pedestrians and bikes trying to share it with or without grumbling 🙂

That’s mostly the reason why the framing is slightly “offset” compared to what I’d try to usually do (I think) – I didn’t want to be in the way, so I settled on the side on the path and started shooting. I took a fair amount of pictures, trying different combinations of depth of field and focus; I ended up liking the ones with the smallest aperture best, because the tree in the foreground was sharper and it felt better to not focus explicitly on said tree, so, there.

With the SOOC constraint, my major difficulty was to manage both framing and a picture that’s not crooked; I had pictures that I liked better in my set but that would have required some editing, so they were out by definition.

If not for the SOOC constraint, I might have gone for this:

This one is actually a composite. The person is in another picture – for which the whole picture was softer and the framinig was meh-er, but I really liked the idea of having someone there; and I also liked that the person was looking at the water (that I know to be behind the trees 🙂 ) and not simply walking. It was a no-no as it was, but comp’d with the one I submitted, it would have made it better 🙂

(Hi, my name is Balise and I’m compositing pictures for “what ifs” in a SOOC challenge 😀 )

And for the album of my fellow Scavenger fellows, follow the Path 🙂

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