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Old Jan 18, 2008, 7:36 AM   #1
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Hello everybody

I'm Sue, and this is my first post here and I want to ask for your opinion of these 3 pictures. Fuji F810, raw, developped in CS2.

all taken the yesterday
1.Snow

2.Street

3. A Rose Survivor. Though it will not hold for too long.

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 8:59 AM   #2
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Hi Sue,

I like the idea of the snow pics but it seems that not all of the snow is in focus
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 9:04 AM   #3
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Yes, that's true. I realised that when looking at them on my computer.
I was trying for a snoflake in focus, that's why i pointed the camera at the end of the snow on the railing, where indvidual flakes can be seen.

And the dof was very shallow, so most of the sno stayed out of focus.

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 9:35 AM   #4
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My response is exactly the opposite of Jaykobe's. I'm not nearly as bothered by the snow not all being in perfect focus as I am by thesecondphoto having the traffic too MUCH in focus -- the first image is the right idea: make the background so out of focus that it is abstract decoration. In the second image, the cars are recognizable enough to make me want to view them, adn they just aren't interesting.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 9:49 AM   #5
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Hi Sue.

Now I really like these especially the first one nice control with DOF kept some detail in the snow maybe a tighter crop on the snow would help.

As for the second not as keen on this one but again nice DOF I would of given this one a real tight crop and maybe blured the background out a little bit more.

The third is also nice maybe trt boosting the saturation just to bring the greens and the cream of the rose out but apart from that really nice work Sue.

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Old Jan 19, 2008, 7:58 AM   #6
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I like the first two, but I agree that you've got too little DOF.

I think you might have been able to get a similar shot but with all the snow in focus, by stopping down, zooming out, and moving closer.

DOF is a funny thing. Next time you might try taking several shots with various apertures and focal lengths to see how the results change.

One of the bad things about zoom lenses is that we often forget how to zoom with our feet.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 12:21 PM   #7
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Sue, you've got a good sense for sure and technical knowledge to apply it, too! After all, you've chosen the smallest aperture value ( f/2.8 )on your camera for a decent shallow DOF. However, it is different of course than on a DSLRdue to the sensor size, which would yield a shallower DOF! I especially liked #2 with a pronounced vanishing point thanks to the lines on the highway, whichreminds me of the famous saying: ' everthing flows..' Still, selecting the traffic and applying some vertical motion blur @ Photoshop would work IMO : )
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Does anyone else think that the bokeh looks like there might be a couple of stuck aperture blades?
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No.
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