Depth of Field Piano Keys

year 29 || day 62 – the ugly organ

Depth of Field Piano Keys

An ode to Cursive album, “The Ugly Organ”. Shot on the visitor’s deck of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the history can nearly be felt. So many hands have traded tunes on these ivory blocks and played to scored of cruise ship visitors. Supposedly haunted, The Queen Mary is said to be home to numerous ghosts and spirits that project themselves to tourists and workers on the regular. Hoping to slip off and find our way to the boiler room where some of the most spottings occur, fear overcomes and the thought is quickly dismissed. Not sure how I could handle seeing a ghost. I believe, but question my reaction if I were to ever be confronted. Screaming like a little girl might be a dead giveaway to the crew that We’d strayed from the tour.

  • Camera: Canon T2i
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Shutter: 1/80
  • Aperture: f/1.4
  • ISO: 100
  • Tip: For a shallow depth of field use a wide aperture (smaller number) and increase the distance between your focal point and the background. With a telephoto lens, be sure to keep a good distance from subject to backdrop, otherwise you will be hard up to create a nice shallow depth of field look.