Australia, Community, Danmark, History & Traditions

Daily Post Photography Challenge – Object

The Daily Post challenge encourages us to photograph one tangible object, being conscious of Aperture, composition, focus and depth of field. Furthermore, the post tells us some photographs, like portraits, focus on individuals, while still-life moments capture the beauty (and often treasured stories) of belongings and found objects. I had already been experimenting with aperture the last month or so, and thus, I had this photo ready, (unknowingly), for this challenge. To me, it seems to encapsulate the beauty of our Australian family Christmases with the various Scandinavian traditions inextricably entwined with typically Australian ones.

Xmas 2013I used a low f stop to blur the background and make the Danish and Swedish decorations stand out.

To help me learn aperture settings and meanings I jotted down these notes from Photography 101 ‘focus’ tips found here

Shallow depth of field – bigger aperture – lower f number,
Deeper depth of field – smaller aperture – high f number.

Deep focus for landscape, architecture, interior design,
Shallow or short focus for sports, food or people.

The closer you are to the object, the less the depth of field,
The further away you are, the greater the depth of field in an image.

In my second photo, there was no study of depth of field, it is posted because it is one of the weirdest “objects” I have seen on my travels. It is the sort of thing that seem like a good idea at the time, that is: to advertise a fish shop, with an enormous fibreglass prawn, but then, when the fish shop closes……

They grow 'em big in Australia

What happened to the Big Prawn? Something to Ponder about.

Daily Post is found here.


21 thoughts on “Daily Post Photography Challenge – Object”

  1. Yes, different christmas decorations from different countries…your origin. And…what ever happened to that prawn? What a strange object indeed!


  2. Nice focus on the decorations – I love decorations that have meaning. As for the BIG prawn – I noticed when I visited Australia that they like a lot of BIG things – pineapples, sheep etc. by the side of the road 😀


    1. Yes, Jude, there is a bit of an obsession with building BIG things, here, as tourist attractions, particularly in the Seventies/eighties. They have become a photographic icon of sorts. Useless,apart from being a bit of a geographic landmark, but people like to say that they have “seen” it and have their photo taken in front of it. I posted a pic of the Big Banana a while back. Thanks for your visit.


  3. Very pretty ornaments. And the “prawn” sculpture is thought provoking. Like you said, a good idea at the time, but what would a new business want to do with it.


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