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Fountains Abbey through the foliage

Trying to find a unique view of the Abbey was difficult. I guess it must have been photographed thousands of times and sometimes you have to get more creative! I’m not saying this is a unique view but the fact that you have to get off the beaten track to get it ensures a certain degree of exclusivity.

Having said that, there were a number of people watching me and as I finished and moved away from the spot, my position was taken up with several iPhone photographers! Anyway, I processed this in monochrome as the colour did not add to the overall image. A large DOF was required as I didn’t want the foliage to be completely out of focus. Shooting at 65mm focal length made getting things close to the lens in focus a challenge! I needed f20 (and I really don’t like shooting that narrow due to diffraction) to achieve the correct hyper focal distance. The other problem was that I shot it at a speed of 1/6th so there is some motion blur in the foliage nearest the camera.

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Dreampixels Photography & Film are a small award winning visual media studio operating out of West Yorkshire in the UK. The founder and owner is Alan Pretty who is primarily responsible for all imagery and video on the site!

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