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Old Jan 26, 2005, 2:31 PM   #1
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Uhmmm....yeah don't know if this really belongs here or not. Didn't really get the description very well for this weeks challenge. Anyway if not, ignore it. :?

Anyway here is a pic of one of my favorite transformer toys, Grimlock. Really wanted a deep dof or something like that for the photo. This was taken a few weeks back, but I edited it a bit. Let me know what you all think.


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Old Jan 26, 2005, 2:33 PM   #2
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Edited version which shows the DOF more.




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Old Jan 26, 2005, 3:13 PM   #3
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I prefer the second. How did you do it? The dof seems shallow to me. What settings did you use?

Oh, it fits the challenge because you had in aperture priority, right?
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 12:04 AM   #4
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I prefer the second. How did you do it? The dof seems shallow to me. What settings did you use?

Oh, it fits the challenge because you had in aperture priority, right?
Yep, sure did. Unfortunately it was done a few weeks ago and I don't write down what settings I use for any of my pics. :sad:I really, really need to start doing it though. And thank you for replying.
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 4:09 AM   #5
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If you've got the original files you can look at the exif data.

http://www.irfanview.com/
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 9:54 AM   #6
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Thanks Ferny!

This is what I chose out of the list. Let me know if I missed something.



Make: Nikon

Mode: D70

FNumber: 4.50

Exposure Time: 1/50 seconds

Max Aperture Value: F 4.4

Metering Mode: Multi-segment

Focal Length: 62.00
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 11:49 AM   #7
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F4.5 means you had the lens almost wide open. This does not yield good depth of field in most cases. To improve depth of field you need to stop down to f16 or better.

I like your photo and your artistic rendering. I don't think the latter shows depth of field at all since most of the detail has been filtered out. However, blown up, that would make a nice wall hanging.

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F4.5 means you had the lens almost wide open. This does not yield good depth of field in most cases. To improve depth of field you need to stop down to f16 or better.

I like your photo and your artistic rendering. I don't think the latter shows depth of field at all since most of the detail has been filtered out. However, blown up, that would make a nice wall hanging.

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K, thank you. I'll definitely think about that the next time I take a picture.
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Thank JimC. I got the link from him.

Thanks for the info. I agreewith calr.
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very nice

i like the shallow DOF

nice car too what's it transform into?

the second one shows the DOF, because the lines are strong and sharp in the dof, and weaker and blurry out of the DOF!

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