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Old Apr 30, 2004, 1:19 PM   #1
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I guess Jake's ear did not really do what the challenge asked. So lets try this one out:

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Old Apr 30, 2004, 1:55 PM   #2
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Whatever the heck it is, Gil, it's a cool photo of it.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 2:10 PM   #3
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This is a photo of a Mayan glyph taken from a pot that I saw when I was in Copan, Honduras two years ago.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 2:22 PM   #4
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It has such an odd look to it, more like concrete than ceramic. Is this because it's such a close-up or did the surface of the pot really look like that?
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 2:27 PM   #5
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The pot is actually stone of some kind. Also, I did use a macro which I think distorted the image a little. I have never felt comfortable with macro lenses.
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nice job! i like it!
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Thanks, Vito
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I have never felt comfortable with macro lenses.
It's probably a matter of getting used to their quirks, then working with those quirks rather than battling them. The shallow depth of field is definitely one of those quirks, which is just fine when that's the effect you're going for, but annoying when you aren't. I find using the smallest aperture whenever possible gives the best results, but this may be just the way my own camera and lens work.
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I really like the texture and shading here, Gil. This design is fabulous, too. I can't see why you say you're uncomfortable with macros - I'd be envious to do work like this. I have always preferred a shallow DOF - it's moody. This pot is moody, too. They go together well, I think.
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