I focused on one subject in all these photos: the Holy Cross Church in Pfeifer, Kansas. This Gothic-style church was built in 1918 and impressively towers above the handful of homes that remain in this tiny town. Not far from the church is the beautiful Holy Cross Cemetery filled with unique grave markers, some dating back over 120 years. Among those buried here are my great grandparents. My ancestors are German, but migrated to Russia before eventually coming to the United States. They settled here in the Pfeifer area and had a hand in constructing this magnificent church which rises up from the middle of nowhere. I am related to a good many of those whose graves are distinctively marked and lie within sight of the church they built and loved.
In photography, depth of field (DOF), also called focus range, is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image.
Photo taken at Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Absolutely nothing is sharply focused in this photo, but still it is one of my favorites!
Here’s another photo with a “focus” issue!
I try to give out-of-focus photography a little slack! After all, I spend a good amount of time out-of-focus myself!