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Old Jan 26, 2007, 8:58 PM   #1
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I went around parts of campus today to shoot random things when I noticed a small garden with various cacti growing. Since I was runinng low on time and all my other attempts at various scenery came out ugly, I decided to focus the rest of my time getting some shots of the cactus.

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This Pentax P-M 50mm f/1.4 lens is really making me work for a shot. Just when I thought I had everything in focus, the white portion ends up slightly out of focus. Next time I'll use a tripod.
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 8:58 PM   #2
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 9:04 PM   #3
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 9:25 PM   #4
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They're all nice, but I love #3.
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#3 is definitely my favorite! As far as #2 goes, in my opinion (and that's all it is) the right side of the picture doesn't add anything - it's just a bunch of open space, and slightly OOF. I'd crop that out and concentrate on the two cacti - that's really the point of the picture. I'm horrible at composition (think of my beer and lime picture where I couldn't figure out what I wanted to "say" and so ended up with mash) and feel free to disagree with me.
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 12:03 AM   #6
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Thanks for your input, mtngal. I took another shot of the cacti where it more of the frame. It's composed differently, but the cacti are definitely the focus of the image.

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Not the most astounding composition, but I like how the sun highlights the cactus' spines.

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Nice shots, really like nr 3, the sharpness and the composition
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 6:53 AM   #9
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nr 1 and 3 are great
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 8:36 AM   #10
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i think you'll have better luck with smaller apertures. you must have shot these w/two different lens because i only get ap value on one. you need a smaller ap for closeups for the DOF.

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