Daily Photo Phix: Near, middle, far

A boat on a still lake

Last week, stopping by one of my favorite, on-the-way-to-work spots, Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA, I was struck by the stillness and serenity of this early morning scene.

Wanting to capture as much of the scene as possible, I composed the photo at a 28mm (equiv) focal length, with the boat and buoy near, the tree-lined shore in the middle and the distant shore on the far side.  This technique works well with wide-angle images, to create an expansive view and draw the viewer in.

Panasonic DMC-ZS8 at f/5, 1/160 second, unedited.           Posted by Ed

About Ed Spadoni

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5 Responses to Daily Photo Phix: Near, middle, far

  1. Mark James says:

    I did not know that, but I see what you’re saying, thanks. I’ll be attempting to utilize this.

  2. Rey says:

    Love the silky, subtle glasslike ripple across the water. Calming…


  3. Howard says:

    Beautiful reflections, and great comp, nice shot Ed.

  4. Ed Spadoni says:

    Thanks Mark, Rey and Howard. Appreciate the comments. Ed

  5. Rodney says:

    I was instantly drawn in for sure. LOVE this photo Ed. I personally love the angle of the boat to the angle of the shoreline… it draws you in then takes you away on a dreamy trip… Well done.

    cheers, Rodney

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