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Old May 19, 2004, 6:34 PM   #1
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Old May 19, 2004, 7:04 PM   #2
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Thisphoto would have fit in perfectly with a past challenge concerning depth of field. Had you posted it way back then, I would have said that blurring the foreground is often a risk. This is because our eyes work (until we hit 40 years) so that things are increasingly blurred with distance. This being true (until age 40), photos where the blur is all up front can be disconcerting. It isn't always true, but it often is (becoming less so after 40 :sad.
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Old May 19, 2004, 7:11 PM   #3
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photos where the blur is all up front can be disconcerting.
My aim - to be disconcerting. Truth be told, when I first saw the image in PS I was surprised, since it is black - although it appears light in this. Must have been the sun behind me shining on it, but can sun shine on black iron?
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but can sun shine on black iron?
If the iron has a smooth enough surface to reflect light, it can. Not being too technically swift, I'm not sure if this is a possibility or not: since our cameras meter for a middle gray, whatever they're using for the reading will get translated into gray. However, I just can't imagine how this could have happened here. I'm miffed, too.
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If you look inside you will see the other side and the color. It is wrought iron. I don't even think the sun was shining on it because it is hanging deep in our pergola. I was focusing inside,on the back and the scary stuff inside.
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