The Old West Lives On
Much of Santa Fe is “Santa Fe Style,” but the Old West lives here too. The thing I see so much of are cow skulls. They are pretty much everywhere and used as art. On Friday, I spotted this one on my walk back from downtown and took this photo.
I took this photo with my 35-70mm lens at an aperture of f/2.8. At this distance and with this lens, a f/2.8 gives pretty much enough sharpness/DOF/focus for me, except at more close up shooting. The f/2.8, gave it the soft feel at the bottom of the photo, as there was a plant in front of me that got blurred out by the larger aperture. To be honest, that was accidental, but I’ll take it (and use that trick in the future). 🙂
I liked this in black and white, as it gave it a more “old West” feel, and allows the photo to be pared down to the shapes in it (the skull, the stand, the plant, the shadow).
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