Back in 2009, when I’d just bought the camera, an acquaintance of mine, suggested we’d go to the zoo. As we were leaving, it struck me that there would be fences of various kinds, so how would we be able to take pictures? Before going out the door, I quickly googled it, found something, and happily took photos all day. Talk about beginner’s luck!
I haven’t been back to the zoo since, and never given much thought to taking photos through chain link fences. Until the other day, when Mara and I started talking about it. Those fences are everywhere, so yesterday I decided to give it a go, to see what could be done. It really isn’t difficult.
As this was just an example/experiment, there’s nothing special about it … just greenery and white flowers.
I set my aperture to the widest (⨏5.6 in my case), held my lens as close to the fence as possible,without really touching it. I shot a few, with various zooming, and they turned out pretty much alright. There’s one, where you can see a slight shadow of the fence, but hardly noticeable if you don’t know about it.