A perfect example of how depth of field can completely make a background become insignificant. The statue is clearly the dominant figure in this photo. Having a fast lens allows this to happen.
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Taken from while at the Bronx Zoo, this is a very close up of a piece of architecture found near the main area of the Zoo.
From the Photo Blog Archive
A man strikes a pose as he sees me taking his photo while he enters a building, in New York City.
I've wrote before (in the previous version of danrusso.com) about happy accidents. I say embrace accidents. While wondering near some construction, I spied a pigeon walking out of the darkness into the light. I took a couple of photographs of the pigeon, then realized exactly what the pigeon was walking into. A mosaic of shapes caused by light, shadow and tile. I re-focused my lens and framed up the shot. In the end, I captured the below photo. As far as the pigeon... idk another day I suppose.