With only one exception since 2007, I have started each New Year with a photography outing to Peggy's Cove, inviting students to join me for lunch, and then photography, to ring in the new year. This year, because of COVID-19, things had to be a little different, as the restaurant was closed, and gathering had to be with social distancing and masks.
|Digital original, 30 frame focus blend|
Having received my Canon EOS 5R only a couple of weeks before, this was one of my first chances to work with it, and I took full advantage of the opportunity, spending much of my time exploring the focus bracketing feature, which takes multiple images focused at slightly different distances, creating a series of photographs progressively focusing through a composition. These images can be combined in post production to create images with exceptional depth of field - impossible images that could not be created in any other way.
|Digital original, 40 frame focus blend|
The last images of the session were made of the evening sky, as sunset approached - simple images with simple beauty.