Friday, November 08, 2013

Scary Animals

On to something lighter ...

Here's one of a series of stunning portraits of Siamese fighting fish by Visarute Angkatavanich that can be found at Colossal, one of my favorite art sites ...

 Here's my photo of my daughter's dog Chloe ...

Each of which is fierce enough, in it's own way.

What is exciting about my Chloe picture -- at least to me -- is the used of a wider aperture to reduce the depth of field.  Thus the eyes are in focus but the nose is not.  Similar technique is used by my boy Chuck Close in some of his portraiture ...

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