Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

There are occasions when you want to defy the laws of physics, to enter the realms of the impossible – in this scene from a New York ferry I wanted to focus closely on my beloved’s face (not the Elise) whilst capturing a landmark in the reflection of her sunglasses.  No amount of dodging around with apertures and depth of field was going to work – the solution – ‘simples‘ – cheat 🙂

Statue of Liberty


  1. LaVagabonde · August 27, 2013

    Cheating or no, the effect is fabulous.

  2. meticulousmick · August 27, 2013

    Well it turned out good – and very interesting too. Good stuff. MM 👍

    • northumbrianlight · August 27, 2013

      Thanks Mick – the shadowy figure in the baseball cap and white tee shirt provided the commentary. Very entertaining, I think he modeled himself on early Dustin Hoffman.

  3. mrscarmichael · August 27, 2013

    I do so love a cheat 🙂

  4. mybeautfulthings · August 27, 2013

    Not sure how you cheated but the effect is very lovely! 🙂

  5. Ishaiya · August 27, 2013

    This is a fantastic shot, and a great entry for this week’s challenge 🙂

  6. Tina Schell · August 28, 2013

    Excellent cheat – and you didn’t have to admit it!!! Great shot, very creative!

    • northumbrianlight · August 28, 2013

      Many thanks Tina – I think I did, I don’t think that shot is optically possible 🙂 ….plus the Pam was taken somewhere near the Brooklyn Bridge – not the best place for a reflection of the Statue of Liberty 🙂

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  8. sustainabilitea · August 29, 2013

    I love how that shot turned out, no matter how you took it.


  9. joshi daniel · August 30, 2013

    that looks really nice and a great idea 🙂

  10. wrygrass.com · August 30, 2013

    Awesome result!

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