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Old Jun 16, 2006, 12:23 PM   #1
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Canon 20D, Tokina 12-24 @ 21mm, f18, ISO 400, 1/2 second, tripod.

Which do you prefer? This one...


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Old Jun 16, 2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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...or this one?

Canon 20D, Tokina 12-24 @24, ISO 800, f18, 1/3 second, tripod.

(when it comes to toy blocks there's never enough blue)


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Old Jun 16, 2006, 1:17 PM   #3
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Walter, I like the second one...more interesting than the first. It also displays a sense of chaos adding to the word "BLUES".
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 3:08 PM   #4
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I like them both but from a technical standpoint, the exposure is better on the second. The shadow on the bowl bothers me in the first.

Very creative...great idea. Hang on to that creative spirit. We're going to have some fun next week! Selvin doesn't even know what's coming!

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Okay,

It's three votes for the second picture. Cl is right on my screen it has a better composition in my mind and the lighting seems more accurate.

Aloha and thanks for sharing a creative side.
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Old Jun 17, 2006, 10:13 PM   #6
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Walter, I have been looking at that shadow in the first photo and it looks like the shadow of a lens. Were you using an on camera flash with a large (physically) lens. If so, you have encountered a problem I have run up against many times.

If I am shooting at close range with the built-in flash on my Nikon D100, the top of the lens casts a shadow that is visible in the photo. The problem is that the built-in flash does not sit high enough for the light to clear the top of the lens. The lenses I use are physically quite large. As a result, I try to use my SB800 flash as much as possible. That way the flash sits about four inches above the top of the camera and the top of the lens does not cast a shadow.

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Second shot, for sure!I get that same exact shadow when I shoot with my wide angle converter and flash. The only way not toexperience the shadow is by using an external flash (or a slave).
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