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Old May 25, 2008, 6:29 PM   #1
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Besides some candids with unknowing subject previously as LBA shots, I have just taken some portraits of cooperative subjects Sunday May 25. Lighting is public (so so) and at least I have the use of fill flash. Majority are done at around F3.2 - F3.5.


As ususal I like to explore or push to limits of what the lens (200mmF2.8) is capable of.






























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Old May 25, 2008, 7:39 PM   #2
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i really like the bokeh this lens produces, it is outstanding! fantastic pictures daniel!
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Old May 25, 2008, 8:05 PM   #3
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I echo Ishino's comments on the bokeh. This is a lovely series of portraits.Numbers 5 & 7 are really outstanding.

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Old May 25, 2008, 8:09 PM   #4
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Wow, only wow, no other comment necessary, just wow!

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Old May 25, 2008, 9:18 PM   #5
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Ishim, Paul & Ira

Thanks for the positive comments.

All of the above images were taken with direct flash. No bounce at all as the ceiling was dark. I lessened the blow of ugly flash shadow by using wide aperture (F3.2 ) on a long lens with sufficient distance between the subject and background and low iso200.

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But as you can see, the two shares blurry shadow cast by the direct flash on the right side. Did i get away from the disaster which is supposed to be a no-no? The shadow is there . Are they undesirable in this context? If I did not say that will you notice it?

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Old May 25, 2008, 10:41 PM   #6
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Terrific series, I don't think you have exhausted the limits yet.
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Very nice series! I didn't take note of the shadows till you mentioned them. You made best use of that flash. Must have been a pleasant opportunity too.

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Nice series. The shadows are not distracting, but I think I like the closeups best and there the shadows are not an issue anyway.

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Old May 26, 2008, 4:22 AM   #9
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Very nice usage of available light and great blending of the background, Daniel!

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Wonderful series, and I also prefer the close-ups, but only because that's the type of picture that appeals to me. I didn't notice the shadows until you brought it up (but then portraits aren't my area of experience). They are so diffuse, they just blend into the rest of the OOF background. You are NOT helping my LBA with these pictures!
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