Depth Of Field

Shots that have an interesting Depth of Field. A clear point of focus. The background or surrounding area of your subject should be out of focus.

September Voucher Challenge - On Reflection...

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

This month’s voucher challenge is all about reflections and refractions.

Refractions are normally seen when a small clear bead or droplet of water forms a tiny lens – the out of focus background is rendered as a sharp image captured within the droplet. (The challenge image is a great example of refraction in a water droplet.)

A reflection would be created by a flat or curved surface such as chrome or glass, or still water. In this case, you’d probably have an out of focus background and the shiny surface would be the subject, hopefully with a nice sharp reflection.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite image which captures the spirit of the challenge and is a good representation of the group rules.

Rewards & Prizes

This is a voucher challenge, so there’s a $20 RedBubble voucher for the winner(s) and the winning image will be used as the group avatar for a while, finally the winner will be featured in the group forum.

Additional Information

This is a photographic challenge, not a photo-editing challenge. Works must be accepted into the group and must therefore pass moderation. We do not accept HDR, orton effect, montages, fake depth of field achieved by blurring the background. Please read the group rules if you are unsure. Any entries not accepted into the group will be removed.

Please do not enter an image which has already won a challenge in the group.

Cover Image: The Jewel in the Crown by Gabrielle Lees


The Top Ten

little garden-galaxy, iv by Iris MacKenzie

little garden-galaxy, iv by Iris MacKenzie was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Dripping In Colour by KAGPhotography
  • Glass IV, or Opera on the Rocks by andreisky
  • Loopy Lupin  by FranJ
  • Pearls in autumn by Hans Bax
  • Droplet by Judi Rustage
  • "SURVIVAL" of a raindrop by Magriet Meintjes
  • Osteospernum Reflection  by Sandra Foster
  • Dew drop by Jim Butera
  • stoned reflection by Allan  Erickson

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