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Old Sep 10, 2009, 8:57 AM   #21
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Good, I am not the only one then!
There was a problem, and it seemed to have been fixed by this morning. I did put one up this morning but JimC says the problem still exists - must be intermittent.

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Old Sep 10, 2009, 10:03 AM   #22
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Took this in Utah at Cedar Breaks and I wanted to get as much DOF as possible to make everything in focus in the image from extremely close up to infinity.

K10D, 125sec, f/22, Pentax DA16-45mm @ 16mm, GorillaPod, full frame no crop!



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K10D, 125sec, f/22, Pentax DA16-45mm @ 16mm, GorillaPod, full frame no crop!
I kind of like this. The fallen tree leads up to the standing trees.

Did you know that at 16mm @ f/11 the Hyperfocal distance is just under 4 feet and that give you every thing from 2 feet to infinity and @ f/8 it is 5 Ĺ feet from a little under 3 feet to infinity. At f/22 it is 2 feet and 1 foot to infinity. A lot of lenses canít even focus down to 2 feet. At small focal lengths like 16mm it is a lot easier to get a lot of DOF with out chocking down to the max. This allows you to keep your shutter speed up and not hit the diffraction limit (some where around f/11).

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Old Sep 10, 2009, 9:27 PM   #24
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Tom - a very effective use of a big DOF, I really like the shot. I'm glad that there's a couple of big DOF pictures as well as some small ones. Wide angle does help with this.
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I've been searching / trying to get something that would give or a small or a big dof for this challenge.

At last I'm going for as much of dof as possible, a shot from "Ekklisia Evangelismou" at Rhodos.
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focused at 1/3 of the dept of the church to get as much of it in focus.



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As I have seen other members do, I decided to change my entry. Although an interesting experience, the lady of the lake just wasn't that good of a shot. Inspired by daz, beautiful shot by the way, this is my wide offering from my backyard. Mount Shasta and clouds at f10.
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 5:08 PM   #27
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Some amazing and varied shots - thanks for a great topic!
Was out playing in the mountains yesterday, and tried this shot at a wide range of F-stops. It was interesting to see the resulting DOF's, and what they did to the feeling of the photograph. I think I like this version the best.
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 6:42 PM   #28
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We are getting an interesting selection of photos! I can see why you liked that picture, mole. The sky in that shot of Mt. Shasta is incredible - nicely done b&w conversion.

Ronny - excellent point about WHERE to focus when trying for a big DOF. I rarely think about focusing short of my subject, to make sure that I get as much as possible in focus.
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I am going to change my entry - this one really surprised and amused me as it turned out. There is no pp trickery here - it is not a superimposed cut out, not floating on water, nor an aerial photo of a flying butterfly - it is simply perched and sunning itself, but perfectly isolated from the background. It only looks like it is floating. I couldn't have planned it any better. Right out of the camera, cropped and reduced, with only a touch of sharpening. K7 with Tamron 18-250, hand held.

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Penolta. You must have laughed out loud when you brought this shot up on your computer. One in a million.
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