Moving Picture

Deep and Shallow

The aperture of a lens determines how much light it allowed through. It also changes the depth of field. A wider opening creates a more shallow depth and a smaller opening creates a much deeper depth.

That’s what I played around with this time around.

This first one with a shallow depth, I took at the Sugar City Cemetery.

The Ancient
“The Ancient” | Jan 28, 2017 | Sugar City, ID Cemetery | ISO 800 | 50mm | f/5.6 | 1/2000


This next one I took At my home. We’re watching a neighbors bird while they’re out of town.

“Constrained” | Jan 31, 2017 | My Home, Rexburg, ID | ISO 800 | 50mm | f/5.6 | 1/60


My last shallow depth image was taken at my home. I collect old film gear, so I took my favorite projector and set it up on my kitchen counter with a black board behind it.

Moving Picture
“Moving Picture” | Jan 31, 2017 | My Home, Rexburg, ID | ISO 800 | 50mm | 1/15


Moving onto deep depth, I set out driving around Rexburg and got the following shot.

I'm Not Invited
“I’m Not Invited” | Jan 28, 2017 | Rexburg, ID | ISO 800 | 16mm | f/22 | 1/80


Then I messed up and stopped paying attention and the rest of these were shot with a f/5.6 aperture. . .The same aperture of my shallow depth shots.  They may not be as deep as they could be, but they still look pretty good. Anyway, here they are.

The Off Season
“The Off Season” | Jan 31, 2017 | Rexburg, ID | ISO 100 | 43mm | f/5.6 | 1/800
Too Cold to Go On
“Too Cold to Go On” | Jan 31, 2017 | Rexburg, ID | ISO 100 | 19mm | f/5.6 | 1/800
Frozen Water
“Frozen Water” | Jan 31, 2017 | Rexburg, ID | ISO 100 | 16mm | f/5.6 | 1/800





  1. Tim I really like your titles. They make me laugh. You have a really fun variety of images. You are also a brave soul to be outside for that many of them. Your lighting is really good and I especially like the contrast of the blue in the sky to the bright yellow sign. Great job on this project.

    You can check out mine at:

    Camille also took some really fun outdoor images if you want to check them out at her blog at:


  2. Tim, what a great job this week. I really like your “Moving Picture” photo. The foreground is perfeclty sharp and the background is nicely blurry. It was really clear in all of your photos if you were going for a shallow or deep depth of field. I also like “the Off-season”. It makes Rexburg look like Antartica!

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