Kids Out

Some friends of friends were having a wander in a graveyard near Pontardawe in November, 2005. As it happens, these are two of only three shots in the collection taken using a zoom lens. I have an 80-320mm 'dustpump' and mostly it lives in a drawer. The lens is sharp enough, but with a maximum aperture of f.4.5 it is just too slow to be interesting.


My Foot

Kids can show great expressions of surprise. Key to this shot is that the distracting legs of an adult have been burned in on the left side. Photography is sometimes described as a subtractive art; if the shot is unstaged, unwanted elements can be eliminated through careful composition in the viewfinder, burning in at the print stage, or by cropping the final image.