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Old Apr 22, 2005, 6:36 PM   #1
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This needed a little post-processing. I'd taken some indoor shots with the onboard flash the night previous and forgot the white balance was set for tungsten lights so there was a terrible blue color cast. A tweak on the blue channel in Levels with Photoshop fixed it.

I wanted a soft background, but Suze's previous post with reversed DOF works for me too. Hope you like it.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 7:13 PM   #2
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I wanted a soft background, but Suze's previous post with reversed DOF works for me too. Hope you like it.
Because the tulips that are in focus are significant in the shot - both in size and saturation - they overcome the foreground. Works for me too.

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Old Apr 22, 2005, 7:15 PM   #3
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i like it! I'm gonna have to try something like this. definately gives it a nice sense of depth.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 8:34 PM   #4
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Ian48Harry wrote:
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I wanted a soft background, but Suze's previous post with reversed DOF works for me too. Hope you like it.
Because the tulips that are in focus are significant in the shot - both in size and saturation - they overcome the foreground. Works for me too.

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I agree - this IS much more effective !superjob pggunn
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 9:07 PM   #5
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Glad you liked it, and thanks for your replies.

One of the things that frustrated me at first after going digital was the difficulty in softening the background, i.e. limiting the depth of field. However, the 12x zoom on the FZ's makes it a bit easier - f2.8 and zoom in tight.

I've used several point & shoot digital cameras, but the FZ-20 is the best so far. I have a Minolta 7i and a Fujifilm Finepix 3100 too, but I don't use them much anymore. The FZ makes me almost look like I know what I'm doing sometimes!
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This works for me, lovley use of DOF and color
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 9:39 PM   #7
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PG, I really like the effect you created. It reminds me of shooting a crowded sidewalk scene where the focus is deliberately selective to highlight your subject(s) of choice.

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