The old man and his dog

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This shot was taken early one morning at The Beach, a portion of the Lake Ontario shoreline at the eastern end of Toronto. I spied the old man and his dog taking a leisurely stroll along the wooden boardwalk and sprinted (with about 40 lbs of gear) after them. When I got close enough, I paused, watched, and when the moment seemed right, grabbed this shot.
motorized Nikon F2AS
Nikkor 300 /2.8 ED AIS manual focus with TC-14b
Fuji Sensia II
exposure wide open (effectively f4) @ whatever
Manfrotto monopod
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Good vision, good moment. Thanks for sharing. When you had used another exposure, like F11, the dog should be sharper. All the sharpness is on the man in this picture.
 
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Thank you all for the kind comments.
Wim,
I deliberately used a shallow depth of field to isolate the man and dog from the background, and so draw your eyes to them. Had I used a greater depth of field as you suggested, the background would also have been in sharp focus, and the main subjects would have stood out less than I wanted them to.
Victor,
You get only them and no one else in the shot at the Beach when you get out of bed at 4:30 or 5:00 am, and get down there no later than about six. Snooze and you lose.
 
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Thank you all for the kind comments.
Wim,
I deliberately used a shallow depth of field to isolate the man and dog from the background, and so draw your eyes to them. Had I used a greater depth of field as you suggested, the background would also have been in sharp focus, and the main subjects would have stood out less than I wanted them to.
Victor,
You get only them and no one else in the shot at the Beach when you get out of bed at 4:30 or 5:00 am, and get down there no later than about six. Snooze and you lose.
you are right, I think. In these moments when it is possible I shoot twice and look at home what is the best. But I'm going with you now:Wink:
 
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