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By shooting at 50mm, relatively normal perspective can be kept, as well as a narrower field of view, desirable for framing this spectacular Bristlecone Pine. It is a portrait in every sense of the word, even though it is a tree.
Bristlecone, Earth Shadow Rises
ACR 8.7.1 (311): ACR settings, Camera Profile = Camera Standard. Contrast control used to contain highlights and open shadows.
This series shows a very real world “deep 3D” subject where one might be fighting light and thus have to choose a wider aperture. But as can be seen, the use of aperture f/5.6 or even wider can deliver a very satisfying image, possibly even preferable to the deep depth of field of f/13.
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