I positioned the fishing poles along the bank of a small island in the river, then setup the camera fairly low to the ground to take this shot. I wanted the focus in this shot to be on the foreground (the fishing poles and the island itself) so I used AlienSkin Software's Bokeh 2 to selectively "blur" the rest of the background, while retaining the focus and detail that I wanted near the camera. The shot came out better than I had hoped when I was setting up the shot, as this is the first time that I have ever purposely placed "props" for a photo, but I am quite pleased with the result.
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