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Old Sep 10, 2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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I was going to use this as my entry for DOF but decided to use the cedar dead falls instead. I used the same DA 16-45mm lens in this shot, but set it at f/6.7 so I could get the girl selling tarts in sharp focus, while the dancers on the stage in the background would be recognizable but just a hair out of focus.

Taken in Utah at the Cedar City Shakespeare Festival and this is the Green Show they put on outside before each performance.



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Old Sep 10, 2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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Can't get too excited about this image...a bit too much competition between the foreground (heads of people & the verndor) and background (actors & building) for my taste. Also, you may wish to straighten the image.

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Old Sep 10, 2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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one thing i like about my old 50mm and 28mm lenses is the depth of field scale
you can preset the focus to what you want in focus and select the f stop according to the scale
the heads in this do command a bit much attention
how did you arrive at f6.7?
it looks like a cool place to take photos though, lots of interesting subjects
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Since the people in the foreground and the girl selling tarts are the main subject they are to be the first thing that catches you eye when you look at the photo, which seems to be working.

I actually used the DOF preview button to check what was in focus and choosing an actual aperture setting is kind of a challenge with then new lenses with no ring.

I wanted the people level and they background is just that background and the slight slanting in my opinion gives it a bit more depth than it would if it were level and then the main subject would not be straight.

Anyway, it was just an example of using DOF to your advantage in a photo!

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I like it. Looks like it was a fun festival.
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Looks like a cool place to visit. I wonder if that lady knows she has her shirt on backwards, too.

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You know I never noticed that, but her shirt is on backwards!

It is a great place to visit during the summer and is only 2.5 hours (2 hours in a rental car) from Las Vegas and less than an hour from Bryce Canyon and Zion for lots of photo fun.

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That is some pretty deep DOF Tom. I like these kind of faires, plenty of colorful costumes and characters willing to be photographed.

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Very nice, lovely colours and good DOF.

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