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.



















About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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21 Responses to Daily Post Photography Challenge – Object

  1. Leya says:

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


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  3. frizztext says:

    you amused me with: “to advertise a fish shop,
    with an enormous fiberglass prawn,
    but then, when the fish shop closes…”


  4. Tina Schell says:

    Well done. Good for you for working on understanding apertures. That second shot is indeed one of the weirdest objects ever!!


  5. Heyjude says:

    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 😀


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  7. I love the ornaments but the prawn has me baffled. 🙂



  8. 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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  11. M. R. says:

    Crikey! – the big prawn, even! Hadn’t heard of that one, I’m happy to say. Now look what you’ve done! [grin]


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