The River

Challenge #9 in the The Living Earth series. Hosted by jefflogix.
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Tree trunk and barges in the Mississippi River, in Lemay, Missouri, USA
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On the banks of the Mississippi River, which is often littered with the trunks of great trees uprooted by floodwaters upstream. An exceptionally gloomy and overcast day, with a fine drizzle; the late afternoon sun attempts to put some color into the sky. Photographer and tripod were in the river to capture this shot.
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Submitted: Friday, 17th December, 2010 01:42 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 26th April, 2010
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: F16
ISO: 200
Notes: Focus was on the barges in the background, narrow aperture gives us great depth of field to the rocks in the foreground, only a few feet away. Effects of diffraction were lessened by precise sharpening.
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