Today's contest is going to be a tough one, but also a rewarding one! We're going to take multiple shallow depth of field photos with a telephoto lens and combine them into a single wide-angle photo.

This will allow us to create a shallow depth-of-field effect in a wide-angle photo. An effect that is very difficult to achieve with a single photo.

The technique is called the Brenizer method and was popularized by a wedding photographer named Ryan Brenizer.

It is going to take some post-processing effort to merge the photos, but it will be worth the effort!

If you want to learn more about the Brenizer method and figure out what camera settings best to use, have a look at this article from Digital Photography School.

Good luck!

PS: Try to vote on all entries in the contest. The more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

PS 2: Ideas for future contests can be submitted here. The best ideas will be picked and turned into a contest. Make sure to clearly define the rules and objectives of the contest.

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If you have any questions/suggestions/comments about this contest, reply to this comment!

Good luck! ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Historic Mining area. created by Vibeke

In its time Denniston was one of the most isolated and difficult mining towns to live in the country. The current road was not built until 1902, with the first access being either up a steep pack track or in a coal wagon up the Incline. The fact that former inhabitants remember it fondly, and that people still choose to live there, speaks volumes for its past social values and enduring mystique. Premium coal mined from a lonely landscape in the clouds For many decades Denniston was New Zealand's largest producing coal mine, yielding a premium quality coal from underground mines. The coal was loaded into railway wagons and lowered by cable down an extremely steep incline railway: a remarkable feat of engineering. The miners and their families endured a life 'living on the edge', exposed to the elements on a barren windswept plateau. The isolation and difficult living conditions forged a close-knit community.

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Local Hero created by denlig

An image of 7984 x 10492 pixels made from an assembly of 36 photos in Hugin software.

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Bike shop created by Zizounai

At least I have tried!!! As I had to wait a good couple of hours in that shop... I decided to give it a try after reading all the bike road trips in the magazines on the table. The central focus is the central bike, but unfortunately not under its best profile. I didn't shoot the ceiling enough on the upper R side, and it shows. Not going back before long though... Now I wonder who the hell had this *%}#[ยตโ˜ข๐Ÿ’จ idea for a contest.

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