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Old Jul 10, 2004, 8:25 AM   #1
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This is a recent archive shot vs. a direct attempt at the DOF chellenge, which I missed in it's first pass. While not thinking DOF at the time of the shot, I think I achieved a reasonable DOF affect by attempting to make this appear to be a sea of eye level flowers and stalks, vs a tall monster looking down on them. I think I'll go back to this spot with the tripod and try a series as originally suggested. Til then, comments are welcome....


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Old Jul 10, 2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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While this is a nice photo, I think we need to see the series (or I do, anyway!) to see what the possibilities for different depths of "field" are here (did you mean to be punny?). This all-encompassing focus does not appeal to me as much as a shallow DOF would, but that's my nature. I'm wondering if seeing the series, as prescribed in the original challenge, would change my mind. Looking forward to your post update with all of them! :-)
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 12:59 PM   #3
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This is a really nice shot which, in my imagination anyway, would be even better with a shallower depth of field. It seems only very slightly shallow here. The funny thing about imagination, however, is that an idea often seems more glorious than it really is. What I mean is, you could go out and take this exact same shot, striving this time for that imagined shallow depth of field only to find that it was the first photo that was the best one after all.
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Well, I like thisfield of flowers, even if I agree upon the fact that a smaller depth of field would paradoxicallyincreasethedepth of this field ;-)

I wonder : Would I have written this sentence if monkey143 hadn't written that sentence about punning ?
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 7:29 PM   #5
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Your command of the English language, Sergio, is so excellent that you can evenpun in it. Hmm...it was actually adouble entendre, wasn't it?
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