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‘Wide Open': Weekly Photography Challenge

Buckman Flair PromoThis week your photographic challenge picks up on this weeks image collection – 25 Dreaming Images Shot Wide Open.

The images in the collection were all shot with large Apertures. Remember a large aperture (a big wide open hole in your lens) translates to a low number. So the shots all taken in the image collection this week were taken at between f0.95 and f1.8.

You might not have a camera that has an aperture that big – but your challenge this week is to use the largest aperture you have available to you and to take and share a shot at that.

The result will hopefully be an image that has as Depth of Field as possible. Note: there are other factors that also impact depth of field.

This challenge can be used in many types of photography – portraiture, street photography, macro photography, still life, food photography… etc

Once you’ve selected the ‘Wide Open’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

Remember these challenges are not just about finding pictures in your archives to share – we’d really love to see you getting out your camera and taking a new photo – after all that’s what dPS is about, helping you take better shots rather than just celebrating past shots.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSWIDEOPEN to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Hands challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Here’s a few more ‘wide open’ shots to get your creative juices flowing – they’re mainly shot at f1.2.

Sunday Morning Call

Lindy

Stranger Portrait No. 42

RED HOT MUSIC- No Shallow thoughts :)

tokyo

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • blueb3ll

    May 31, 2012 02:57 am

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Xa4siY42nu0/T8ZN6JePG1I/AAAAAAAAFJo/wb5Pw9MzXIg/s720/P1010953%25201.JPG

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 03:47 pm

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Nb7ftGxJEME/T7QsDbqy2tI/AAAAAAAAC7k/S2UMr1WERcY/s720/P1010981B.JPG

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 03:46 pm

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f4P31vcNo64/T7QmviKOVZI/AAAAAAAAC7U/I0olRhv-oH4/s720/P1020192.JPG

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 08:54 am

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kTvS-bxJ538/T7QjZaeod5I/AAAAAAAAC64/JoAm1Z-eJZ8/s512/P1010235.JPG

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 08:47 am

    From Wide open

  • blueb3ll

    May 17, 2012 08:43 am

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8pgic0NDDOY/T7QtEkKI06I/AAAAAAAAC8E/q-_mfoH3mlo/s720/P1010504.JPG

  • Diego Galárraga Sugoniaev

    April 27, 2012 04:20 am

  • Milan

    April 26, 2012 10:17 pm

    Mushrooms:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38413424@N07/6969047690/

    Tiramisu:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38413424@N07/6969047510/in/photostream/

    Enjoy :-)

  • mcrc22

    April 25, 2012 12:27 am

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7109540319_4128345717.jpg

  • mcrc22

    April 25, 2012 12:22 am

    [img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7109540319_4128345717.jpg

  • mcrc22

    April 25, 2012 12:15 am

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7109540319_4128345717.jpg' title='7109540319_4128345717.jpg'][/url]

  • John Williams

    April 23, 2012 09:02 pm

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/6959585306_c652fc8f02.jpg
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/7105664249_04406f43c5_z.jpg

    embedding not working for me..
    thanks
    John W.

  • Tammy

    April 23, 2012 11:07 am

    One more :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammyrt/7104216689/in/photostream

  • Brian

    April 22, 2012 09:50 pm

    Here's a couple I took recently. The first is a Wolf Spider with my son in the background looking on apprehensively:
    http://cmorepics.smugmug.com/Nature/Spiders/Arachnid/i-RzsP9dr/0/XL/BJS0999-XL.jpg
    The second is a purple iris that bloomed this weekend:
    http://cmorepics.smugmug.com/Landscapes/2012-Spring-Foilage/i-nd45pbd/0/X2/BJS1047-X2.jpg
    Lens Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5 - 5.6g

  • Ganesh kumar

    April 22, 2012 08:28 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28608930@N05/6955488454/

  • Ganesh kumar

    April 22, 2012 08:27 pm

    hi

  • Ganesh kumar

    April 22, 2012 08:02 pm

    This pic was taken with canon 450D nd lens 18-55mm....

  • Ganesh kumar

    April 22, 2012 07:57 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/28608930@N05/6955488454/' title='Cup of Coffe' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6955488454_47eda2a528.jpg']

  • Tammy

    April 22, 2012 03:21 pm

    Finally got my lens! Here's my first shot with it :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammyrt/6951514210/in/photostream

  • Jim

    April 22, 2012 12:46 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61388024@N08/6948128976/in/photostream/

  • Roze

    April 22, 2012 12:06 pm

    Hope you like it! Have a great weekend everyone!
    http://wp.me/p2jPam-1B

  • Tracy DeBusk

    April 22, 2012 11:38 am

    [eimg url='https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SaG898-INW0/T5NgKpPKZOI/AAAAAAAAAvg/Howo9MDVLhc/s912/IMG_1060.jpg' title='IMG_1060.jpg']

  • RottenFlower

    April 22, 2012 03:27 am

    Here are three from me:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9665890@N02/7099392367/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9665890@N02/7099395409/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9665890@N02/7099395409/in/photostream/

  • Brendan O'Sullivan

    April 22, 2012 02:26 am

    Ok, I know it's a little late. But I bought a new (second hand) Canon 5d on ebay. I got it yesterday, so I tried out this shot from my garden last night. Nothing hectic, but I'm well impressed with the camera

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brendan/6953161834/in/photostream

  • Rajni

    April 21, 2012 03:51 pm

    Some shots that I took at goa :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76128506@N06/6920967244/in/photostream/#/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76128506@N06/7067047207/in/photostream

  • kylepost

    April 21, 2012 09:24 am

    [the John]

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46244456@N02/6951402766/

  • m5bh2

    April 21, 2012 02:50 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/m5bh2/6881289758/in/photostream/

  • radulescu ionut

    April 20, 2012 04:42 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/12589259@N07/7057000873/in/photostream/lightbox/

    YASHICA FX3 SUPER2000 & YASHICA ML 50MM F2.0

  • Robert

    April 20, 2012 12:48 pm

    my picture taken with Pentax K5 & Pentax smc DA 35mm f2.8 Macro Ltd at its wide open

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbherdiyanto/6787736450/

    enjoy.. :)

  • Francine Gassette

    April 20, 2012 11:43 am

    Here is my entry into challenge: http://wp.me/p23TG1-BB

  • Amy Motteram

    April 20, 2012 06:09 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79231843@N05/6948251482/

  • inkid

    April 19, 2012 04:20 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13696711@N06/5531653697/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13696711@N06/6252517903/

  • Rachel Hope

    April 19, 2012 02:06 pm

    Here is mine...

    http://takenmyway.blogspot.com/2012/04/without-sunshine.html

  • EZGruv

    April 19, 2012 01:32 pm

    My submission:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezgruv/6928943536/

  • Tammy

    April 19, 2012 01:48 am

    Still waiting for my prime lens to arrive, in the meantime...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammyrt/6926528540/in/set-72157629333768498

  • Tammy

    April 19, 2012 01:36 am

    I know this is a few weeks old but I just love how it came out and wanted to share. It was taken at f/5.6 200mm but the affect came out just the same :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammyrt/6882114110/in/set-72157629333768498/

  • Berlin A.

    April 18, 2012 11:39 pm

    another one :)
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/69673558@N02/6337024796/' title='Smile' url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6115/6337024796_7724a578d6.jpg']

  • Zoya Tariq

    April 18, 2012 10:07 pm

    Here's what I took today

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoyatrq/7090180041/

  • Maria Joy

    April 18, 2012 08:18 pm

  • Stan Covington

    April 18, 2012 04:43 pm

    Slides[eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7072/6943622254_d9638ab2e7_b.jpg' title='6943622254_d9638ab2e7_b.jpg']

  • Maria Joy

    April 18, 2012 03:16 pm

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ami_870125/6943468546/][eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/6943468546_fe656747f7.jpg' title='6943468546_fe656747f7.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ami_870125/6943468546/]My First Love[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ami_870125/]ami_870125[/url], on Flickr

  • tom

    April 18, 2012 07:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79147197@N07/6939981250/in/photostream

  • tom

    April 18, 2012 07:45 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/79147197@N07/6939981250/' title='Wide Open' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5446/6939981250_9f479e7f0a.jpg']

  • einfachtoll

    April 18, 2012 06:43 am

    Third try, hope this one will work! Feedback of any kind appreciated :)

    [eimg url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5239/7068705055_c0d04efe9b.jpg' title='7068705055_c0d04efe9b.jpg']

  • tom

    April 18, 2012 04:31 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79147197@N07/7086080419/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79147197@N07/6939981250/in/photostream

  • John St. Jelly

    April 18, 2012 03:50 am

    Having a hard time getting this post to work...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deboulai/7086976663

  • nathan knight

    April 18, 2012 12:19 am

    evil bunny
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nateobomb/6940022968/' title='LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!!!' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5460/6940022968_23d9175d1d.jpg']

  • Varun Kulkarni

    April 17, 2012 11:48 pm

    Tea at a Cafe ! :)[eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7229/6925345850_a601c74bd2.jpg' title='6925345850_a601c74bd2.jpg']

  • John St. Jelly

    April 17, 2012 09:57 pm

    Here's one taken at f4.5; not exactly "wide open," but I think the result came out pretty well nonetheless.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deboulai/7086976663

  • Chrisds

    April 17, 2012 09:19 pm

    Okay - so the image isn't there. I'll try putting in a link.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisds/6939714066/

  • Neil Barraclough

    April 17, 2012 08:58 pm

    Eddie

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/6910641475/in/photostream/

  • Neil Barraclough

    April 17, 2012 08:57 pm

    Eddie

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6910641475_aa84c11d00.jpg' title='6910641475_aa84c11d00.jpg']

  • DanteMom

    April 17, 2012 02:50 pm

    Pet photo!

  • Rob

    April 17, 2012 11:26 am

    Here is one...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_369/7085850337/in/photostream

  • Chrisds

    April 17, 2012 11:10 am

    From what I was told, this is one of the boats the Cuban exiles used to escape during the time of President Gerald Ford.

  • Calvin Guyer

    April 17, 2012 10:11 am

    Spring flowers in our front yard.

  • EZGruv

    April 17, 2012 09:53 am

    Here is my submission. My camera will only go to f2.6, so this is it!

  • einfachtoll

    April 17, 2012 06:18 am

    First time poster here, feedback is appreciated :)[eimg url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5239/7068705055_c0d04efe9b_z.jpg' title='7068705055_c0d04efe9b_z.jpg']

  • Celia

    April 17, 2012 04:02 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46709645@N04/6776666651/in/photostream

  • Anita

    April 17, 2012 03:54 am

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/57148623@N02/7084381403/][eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/7084381403_ee1cc7b57e.jpg' title='7084381403_ee1cc7b57e.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/57148623@N02/7084381403/]spiral[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/57148623@N02/]anitacv.1[/url], on Flickr

  • Mauricio Rodriguez

    April 17, 2012 02:20 am

    resting day.

  • Mauricio Rodriguez

    April 17, 2012 02:15 am

    Resting.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/65730409@N06/6848448933/' title='DSC_0289' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7043/6848448933_cd5fce71f7_z.jpg']

  • paxbell

    April 16, 2012 11:42 pm

    2.8 70-200L canon 7d iso 500 Call Mom quick [eimg url='Harties-z-01091.jpg' title='Harties-z-01091.jpg']

  • pol

    April 16, 2012 10:06 pm

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/578984_382634648426228_100000390888882_1219665_2065485007_n.jpg

  • pol

    April 16, 2012 10:03 pm

    taken with canon 24-104 f4

    http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543553_382641385092221_100000390888882_1219791_45418208_n.jpg

  • Owen

    April 16, 2012 09:42 pm

    Just doing the washing up...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/owenp/7083563559/in/set-72157629465204188

    And other DIY macro shots - no aperture at all so as wide open as it gets!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/owenp/sets/72157629465204188/

  • dorisrudddesigns

    April 16, 2012 09:29 pm

    Here's a little squirrel shot at f1.8 which is the widest aperture I have.

    http://dorisrudddesigns.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/a-life-saved/

    I have my eye on the 50mm f1.4 lens, but I'm having a hard time justifying it since I have the 50mm f2.5 compact macro lens. Do I really need both?

  • Innocent

    April 16, 2012 07:38 pm

    Shot of chalk on a pool table. Shot wide open at f1.8 using 85mm nikon prime attached to a d90. I[eimg url='http://blog.photosenselondon.com/rileys-chalk-of-magnificence/' title='rileys-chalk-of-magnificence']

  • Debbie

    April 16, 2012 07:24 pm

    This shot was taken with a Sony Alpha 700 50mm lens at 2.0 aperature [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/77299886@N06/6937265908/' title='Ryan & Sydnie' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/6937265908_54f1ab1ed7.jpg']

  • c.atzmueller

    April 16, 2012 06:46 pm

    shot with my Canon 1000D and 50mm lens at an f1.8.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_atzmueller/6937187616/

  • Deron Galloway

    April 16, 2012 06:06 pm

    Canon 85f/1.8

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/9945386@N06/6584480141/][eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6584480141_ee5c1bb7d6.jpg' title='6584480141_ee5c1bb7d6.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/9945386@N06/6584480141/]IMG_7809[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/9945386@N06/]D3RON[/url], on Flickr

  • Sam Bayer

    April 16, 2012 12:31 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/bMRwgi

    Camera Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    Exposure 0.02 sec (1/50)
    Aperture f/1.4
    Focal Length 50 mm
    ISO Speed 1600

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/bMRwgi' title='bMRwgi']

  • Sam Bayer

    April 16, 2012 12:29 pm

    My grandson had a second birthday party this past weekend. His mom went to town making cupcakes for the occasion.

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/bMRwgi' title='bMRwgi']

  • Ayoub Zaimi

    April 16, 2012 12:12 pm

    I just looked around my house and found these gorgeous tea glasses, shot with my 550d and 50mm at 1.8

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78865483@N02/7082405427/in/photostream

  • russel

    April 16, 2012 10:41 am

    girl and her bicycle

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/russsss/7079560987/in/photostream

  • russel

    April 16, 2012 10:40 am

    girl and her bicycle

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/russsss/7079560987/' title='let's ride' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7079560987_64fdb4e7ca.jpg']

  • Meredith M

    April 16, 2012 09:03 am

    Red Peony flower.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/salamandrella/7081838423/

  • Meredith M

    April 16, 2012 09:01 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/salamandrella/7081838423/' title='Peony' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5119/7081838423_f1b97e806f.jpg']

  • David H.

    April 16, 2012 07:21 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_hernandez/6935397412/

  • Calvin Guyer

    April 16, 2012 07:17 am

    Spring flowers.

  • Ted Partrick

    April 16, 2012 06:48 am

    This is from by 50 mm as wide as it gets. A site I visit 3 days a week.

    http://flic.kr/p/bMKTjc

    or this http://www.flickr.com/photos/216spark/7081372435/_dsc4242.jpg

  • Lee

    April 16, 2012 05:04 am

    I shoot wide-open on my 100m macro all the time (2.8). This one has dreamy light and you can literally see the "slice" of focus through the middle of the shot.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64663706@N00/6911970714/in/photostream

  • Rosario Velázquez

    April 16, 2012 04:42 am

    with an aperture of 3.2 you can achieve a beautiful shallow depth of field

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54516899@N00/7080929815/

  • David

    April 16, 2012 04:17 am

    Must be easy being a puppy. All you need to do is find a warm spot in the sun and chew your favorite toy. Oh what a life.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/20971126@N07/6934777686/

  • Serge

    April 16, 2012 02:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27287433@N08/7077437765/

  • Olga

    April 16, 2012 01:56 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44695325@N06/7065791403/

  • Marius

    April 16, 2012 01:34 am

    Reflections
    http://www.fotonix.tk/imago.php?imgpath=Lucruri/IMG%20329.jpg&w=1166&h=776

  • Jared Rypka-Hauer

    April 16, 2012 01:25 am

    This challenge actually got me out in the yard with my 16-35mm F2.8 L II for some fun... it's amazing what you can find to shoot right in your own yard if you look around!

    Darren, thank you for getting me out to try something I may never have done on my own! I probably took about 300 frames of bugs, the railings on my deck (which made for some fascinating perspective shots with bokeh surrounding a narrow DoF), bugs, leaves, flowers, tree bark, even my bbq grill (rust on black... gorgeous!)

    Here are a few of my faves:

    [eimg url='http://www.web-relevant.com/uploads/dps/wideopen/_MG_0560.jpg' title='_MG_0560.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://www.web-relevant.com/uploads/dps/wideopen/_MG_0581.jpg' title='_MG_0581.jpg']
    [eimg url='http://www.web-relevant.com/uploads/dps/wideopen/_MG_0600.jpg' title='_MG_0600.jpg']

  • Matt

    April 15, 2012 07:38 pm

    My girlfriends cat.

    50mm 1.4

    http://flic.kr/p/b39mT2

  • JAMES

    April 15, 2012 07:35 pm

    Indian wedding

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamz111/6933257334/

  • Yash

    April 15, 2012 06:52 pm

    One more

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yashowc/6933166298/

  • Daniel Hamilton

    April 15, 2012 06:33 pm

    Here is some product photography I did for my fiancé today. Hope you like!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66026664@N03/7079202689/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • jobin

    April 15, 2012 05:01 pm

    taken with nikon d3100 @ f3.5[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ojobinv/7079013783/' title='_DSC0106' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7038/7079013783_5b56b1b2d3_c.jpg']

  • jobin

    April 15, 2012 04:59 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ojobinv/7079013783/' title='_DSC0106' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7038/7079013783_5b56b1b2d3_c.jpg']

  • Venkatesh

    April 15, 2012 04:37 pm

    Shot this some days ago when I was out on the beach. Aperture at 2.8.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30418994@N06/6932908452/

  • Tim Gardner

    April 15, 2012 12:09 pm

    Here is my entry. This girl was running on air at the Knock Out Cancer 5k race this morning.
    [eimg url='http://www.photos.tjgardner.com/Other/DPS-Photos/22449018_t8Q9nW#!i=1794725230&k=SFDVnRk' title='22449018_t8Q9nW#!i=1794725230&k=SFDVnRk']

  • Mikhail Anand

    April 15, 2012 11:32 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikhailanand/6932275444/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikhailanand/6932273946/in/photostream

  • Mikhail Anand

    April 15, 2012 11:31 am

    Taken with a canon 550d zeiss lens, 50mm 1.8
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikhailanand/6932275444/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikhailanand/6932273946/in/photostream

  • Adrian

    April 15, 2012 11:29 am

    Saw this little girl about a month ago, asked her for a smile, and this is what I get.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2605886000863&set=a.2507690026025.103866.1666309579&type=3

  • Adrian

    April 15, 2012 11:20 am

    I bought my high speed 1.8f Nikon lens about a year ago and it has produced nothing but stunning images. If you're the photographer looking for a bit of drama in your work, stick to a faster lens. Took this shot about a month ago at a family Getty I threw in my back yard.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76865184@N04/6819576904/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76865184@N04/6893526919/in/photostream

  • Adrian

    April 15, 2012 11:15 am

    I bought my high speed 1.8f Nikon lens about a year ago and it has produced nothing but stunning images. If you're the photographer looking for a bit of drama in your work, stick to a faster lens. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/76865184@N04/6819576904/' title='Now that's what I call parenting' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7056/6819576904_b33404588b.jpg']

  • Endi Wirawan

    April 15, 2012 09:16 am

    1.8, candid, portrait, dreamy and up there as my favourites .

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/endiwirawan/6946352175/' title='Take A Look Back' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6946352175_c31630f1f6.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/endiwirawan/6946547493/' title='Limitless' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6946547493_3f6dd8a40b_c.jpg']

  • Shobhit

    April 15, 2012 08:46 am

    http://365canvas.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post_4637.html

  • David Waddington

    April 15, 2012 08:14 am

    A night shot in black and white of a snow falling on park benches @ f/1.8.

    http://500px.com/photo/6614320

  • JAMES

    April 15, 2012 07:55 am

    Took this last week.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamz111/6913755240/

  • Steven Brown

    April 15, 2012 07:19 am

    This is a wonderful challenge, I love doing this with macro work. Here are some shots I took today on a walk in the woods with the kids:

    http://skvelyfoto.blogspot.com/2012/04/red-flower.html
    http://skvelyfoto.blogspot.com/2012/04/caterpillar_14.html

  • Hasan Almasi

    April 15, 2012 06:26 am

    http://bokeh.hasanalmasi.ir/index.php?showimage=381

    Shooting with a high aperture is one of my most favorite kinds of photography. High aperture reduces depth of field and makes bigger bokehs.

  • Roger Nichol

    April 15, 2012 06:18 am

    Early bluebells at Badbury Clumps, Oxfordshire

    Sony A100, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/500s

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/roger_nichol/7061355527/

  • Roger Nichol

    April 15, 2012 06:15 am

    Very early bluebells at Badbury Clumps, Oxfordshire.

    Sony A100, 50mm, f/1.8, ISO-100, 1/500s

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/roger_nichol/7061355527/' title='Bluebells at Badbury Clumps - 8 April 2012 - 1' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5330/7061355527_3eb1255256_z.jpg']

  • Siddharth Eswaran

    April 15, 2012 06:12 am

    This is from my recent trip to Berlin, taken with my new 50mm prime lens at f/2.5.

    http://www.lightexperimenter.com/6931458646/

  • Niles Cole

    April 15, 2012 04:52 am

    Taken with a 16 mm focal length wide open at 2.8.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fluckduffy/7071519365/in/photostream

  • KumarSS

    April 15, 2012 03:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kumarss/6926235388/' title='Mosquito' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/6926235388_64b8c3aa98_z.jpg']

    Shot this mosquito using the maximum wide open by my compact camera.

  • KumarSS

    April 15, 2012 03:38 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/kumarss/7062770461/' title='Jumping Spider' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7214/7062770461_3a4471787a.jpg']

    The widest i can get with my compact camera.

  • Erik Richard Unger

    April 15, 2012 03:20 am

    This is from the Rockstar Throwback Throwdown in Breckenridge, CO. What I love about this photo is the snow spray and nose of the board grabbed the focus of the camera (70-200 @70 @2.8). You still get the idea of what is going on, but it also gives a sense of motion.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erik_unger/7062494385/in/photostream

  • Prati Photography

    April 15, 2012 02:08 am

    A couple of shots from my side taken at f/2.8:

    1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pratiphotography/6777652538/in/set-72157628942974687/lightbox/

    2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pratiphotography/6777579176/in/set-72157628942974687/lightbox/

  • Audwin B.F.Faulk

    April 15, 2012 01:57 am

    Hi i would like to see some night shoot with bank lighting and flash. can you help me out like the shoot a lot great job on the work

  • Gustavo J. Mata

    April 15, 2012 12:50 am

    Light on Virgin Olive Oil, taken at f3.4 with my point and shoot.

    http://flic.kr/p/byqX3Y

    Gustavo J. Mata

    PS: Darren, it would be great to be able to see the photos without clicking away from the page. Would it be feasible to fix the embedding feature?

  • LLG

    April 15, 2012 12:41 am

    Fingers crossed that this works.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/stepheniles/6930561508/' title='Three Iris' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/6930561508_46bb6f6e4e.jpg']

  • Berlin A.

    April 15, 2012 12:38 am

    shot using my 550D :)

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/69673558@N02/6929646846/' title='side view' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/6929646846_71d85482fc.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/69673558@N02/6929647050/' title='Reese's back' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6929647050_4ba0b2bd80.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/69673558@N02/6929647008/' title='mommy's back' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/6929647008_ff4757fbd6.jpg']

  • lisa

    April 15, 2012 12:23 am

    Favorite spring flower.
    Taken with a Nikon 105mm macro @ f/2.8

  • Jaume Bonet

    April 14, 2012 11:50 pm

    This is from a visit to the market just after I got my Canon 50mm F1.8. Hope you like it!!
    [eimg url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6142/6031322789_9180f4c443.jpg' title='6031322789_9180f4c443.jpg']

  • Melli

    April 14, 2012 10:50 pm

    2.8 is the widest I can get with my Macro lens. Used it to get close to a tulip:
    http://mellimage.blogspot.de/2012/04/nature-inside-tulip.html

    Feel free to comment.

  • Thomas G.

    April 14, 2012 10:15 pm

    Took this one the other night after seeing the lead-in post. Still waiting on Nikon to fulfill my 50mm F1.8, but this is wide open at 300mm.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhod1/7073221559/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Joey Bouchard

    April 14, 2012 10:10 pm

    Here is my submission for this week. Hope you like it.

    http://jybphoto.com/wideopen/

  • Gary Antcliffe

    April 14, 2012 09:34 pm

    Jenny

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_antcliffe/6913043478/in/photostream/lightbox/

    Apologies if multiple posts show up but when I try to embed the image my post doesn't appear in the comments?

  • Gary Antcliffe

    April 14, 2012 09:32 pm

    Jenny

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/6913043478_6649ded504.jpg' title='6913043478_6649ded504.jpg']

  • Gary Antcliffe

    April 14, 2012 09:29 pm

    Jenny

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/6913043478_6649ded504_b.jpg' title='6913043478_6649ded504_b.jpg']

  • Yash

    April 14, 2012 08:50 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yashowc/6929987244/in/photostream

  • Anfal

    April 14, 2012 07:49 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6009/5991488330_6e3232e151_z.jpg' title='5991488330_6e3232e151_z.jpg']

  • KL

    April 14, 2012 06:36 pm

    Here is one;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75979677@N05/7015610601/

  • monish

    April 14, 2012 06:24 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gutinstinct/6873260093/in/photostream/lightbox/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gutinstinct/6552321233/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Seb

    April 14, 2012 06:05 pm

    Here is mine :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49749846@N07/7036114105/

  • kwng

    April 14, 2012 05:56 pm

    My wide open :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43938021@N06/7041993161/

  • raghavendra

    April 14, 2012 05:38 pm

    here's mine

    http://goo.gl/B87qX

  • Matt

    April 14, 2012 04:47 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/matchew/6587831807/' title='' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6587831807_3e123b88f7_z.jpg']

  • Steve

    April 14, 2012 04:15 pm

    A huge flower shot in Africa at F5.6:

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/African-Wild-Flowers-and-Trees/G0000LbJPJO_3rCA/I00002bbwlbvEMiQ

  • Michael Roemer

    April 14, 2012 03:39 pm

    Here's my shot!!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/427851_264570373633306_247774541979556_548528_2101416998_n.jpg

  • Nelson Judan

    April 14, 2012 01:49 pm

    Picture of bride's engagement ring and shoes.
    [img]
    http://www.nelsonjphotography.com/Portfolio/A/21909118_Rpq4p8#!i=1755398837&k=QNnDwkw[/img]

  • Anand gopal

    April 14, 2012 01:39 pm

    Wide open, I don't know if it's dreamy or not. Spotted this striped chap at a reserve.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gopal_anand/5745274051/in/photostream

  • wrenchhead

    April 14, 2012 01:29 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/4595346061/in/set-72157623908900487
    Crazy colours, crazy subject.

  • wrenchhead

    April 14, 2012 01:29 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/3239404522/
    One of my closest friends looking pretty in pink.

  • Pixieprodigy

    April 14, 2012 01:26 pm

    http://pixieprodigy.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/852-weeks/

    Some food photography!

  • ShutterPhotographs

    April 14, 2012 01:24 pm

    Photo of a man concentrating on flying his kite. Photo was taken at the Marina Barrage in Singapore.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7075449171_f3fb39e39a_b.jpg

  • ShutterPhotographs

    April 14, 2012 01:20 pm

    Here is a photo of a man concentrating on flying his kite at the Marina Barrage in Singapore.

    Posted an entry on "Flying Kites"
    http://www.shutterphotographs.com/flying-kite/ ?

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7075449171_f3fb39e39a_b.jpg' title='7075449171_f3fb39e39a_b.jpg']

  • Steve Vorkoeper

    April 14, 2012 12:59 pm

    I caught this image this morning between rain showers

  • raghavendra

    April 14, 2012 12:59 pm

    i like this theme

    what happens in your city at evening
    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-fine-evening.html

  • David Loose

    April 14, 2012 10:01 am

    Here's my take, flowering bush in my backyard, macro with Fuji X10

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/12082189@N07/6929013342/' title='Wide-Open-Flowers' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/6929013342_a7d2fe3631.jpg']

  • Sharon

    April 14, 2012 09:10 am

    Here's my latest wide open shot. I love my 50mm lens.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/82722648@N00/6928915422/in/photostream

  • David Trinidad

    April 14, 2012 08:54 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dti15/6909120000/in/set-72157629399493500

  • Christopher Methven

    April 14, 2012 08:31 am

    Shot Wednesday (04/11). 50mm @ f1.4

    The Simple Life:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/7068684225/in/set-72157625243101506/

  • rich

    April 14, 2012 08:23 am

    Taken today with a 5D mark 3 and 85mm f1.2:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/6928772134/in/photostream

    This shot from last weekend at f1.4 worked out pretty well too:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/7069214357/in/photostream/

    (Sorry if this ends up being a double post)

  • Scottc

    April 14, 2012 08:11 am

    Razor thin at F/2.0. This was shot for another project, not as creative as the examples but the focus area is spot on.

    Great subject for this week.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5560331355/

  • rich

    April 14, 2012 08:04 am

    Taken today with a 5D mark 3 and 85mm f1.2:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/6928772134/in/photostream

    This shot from last weekend at f1.4 worked out pretty well too:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/7069214357/in/photostream/

  • jice

    April 14, 2012 07:56 am

    My little niece sleeping. Taken last summer.
    [eimg url='http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/101/d/0/the_hug_by_dgrebel-d4vtt25.jpg' title='the_hug_by_dgrebel-d4vtt25.jpg']

  • nickfree1

    April 14, 2012 07:55 am

    I shot this on my new 50mm lens. Pretty wide open!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickfree1/6928750812/

  • nickfree1

    April 14, 2012 07:50 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickfree1/6928750812/' title='Adison' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6928750812_60c3d01c19.jpg']

  • Martin Cook

    April 14, 2012 07:37 am

    Great theme - my favourite sort of thing

  • Jean-Pierre

    April 14, 2012 07:16 am

    From 3 days ago, gorgeous wife thinking of what to eat:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45517597@N07/6922577626/

  • Edward Conde

    April 14, 2012 07:15 am

    This one I took the weekend I got my new lens.. Shot with my Rokinon 85mm f1.4 lens

    [eimg url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6050/7016328529_e469e77101.jpg' title='7016328529_e469e77101.jpg']

  • Skuggi

    April 14, 2012 07:06 am

    One Taken quite recently of my lovely lady

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minn_skuggi/6890111920/in/set-72157626760135622

  • Skuggi

    April 14, 2012 07:04 am

    Taken with 50mm 1.7

    "I Love It, I Do"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minn_skuggi/5927337310/in/set-72157626760135622

  • Tom O'Connor

    April 14, 2012 07:00 am

    Here's mine, which could fit the challenge on a number of levels (I Hope!):

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e1398c2ab

  • AJ Borromeo

    April 14, 2012 06:22 am

    http://s1101.photobucket.com/albums/g436/ShadowFoxFotos/Social%20Sites/?action=view&current=2010-0925-2216.jpg

  • Mukundh

    April 14, 2012 06:13 am

    A few more
    4) A Sleepy morning at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ZEbPirIu7OE2ff-lem6xxdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
    5) Portrait
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_2EbnOrbfXLAfarImrmlxNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
    6) Perfect Circles
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gGx7jHE6kJ6KobjHtvXR2NMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
    7) Riding a Horse
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rUZt_AKIeSkQPxcy6vF9ItMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

  • Mukundh

    April 14, 2012 06:07 am

    1) At Mamalapuram Shore Temple https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qWl_6yGkGC0GKRcxaWM5I9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
    2) Love is in the Air
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3rFdqkWY2POp0UEQDqGhXdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
    3) Water Drops
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-448YYWsWHIWhpGfIjaJPdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

  • Jeff E Jensen

    April 14, 2012 05:55 am

    I love this challenge! Gonna have to get out and shoot some fruit blossoms this weekend.

    Here's some recent work in a sound studio. The low light conditions made the 50mm f/1.2 lens ideal:

    http://blog.jeffejensenphotography.com/2011/10/sound-studio.html

  • AJBopp

    April 14, 2012 05:50 am

    Here's a senior portrait I did at 1.8 that I was pleased with. Qualifies I think for both "wide open" and "dreamy"

    http://ajbopp.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/candid/

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