Happy Couple – Theme Week: Oddities (8/8)

Happy Couple

I know, I know. A week has 7 days. I had so many pictures that fit this theme, I thought I would add on a bonus day.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is an interesting place, a creative place, an odd place. Everywhere you look, there are bottles, figures, pieces of glass. It is a lot to take in, but after a few minutes you start noticing the details. And there are some interesting details. This couple was sitting happily on top of a lump of clay. I think it stuck out because I took this in November 2012, a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. After the TV blaring doom and gloom for days, and seeing the destruction on the Jersey Shore, it was nice to see this blissful couple. Sitting where they always sit. Oblivious to everything. Or perhaps they just don’t care?

Around the end of 2012, I started to take pictures that used a short depth of field. This classic and important effect does take some practice. Now I have a f/2.8 lens that gives a shallow depth of field with every shot. At the time for this shot, I used an aperture of 6.3 with the lens was doomed in to 55mm. I think it was important to draw in the focus on the figures in this picture, blurring the detail in the background.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EFS 18-55 55mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: 400
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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