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Old Sep 13, 2005, 7:17 PM   #1
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Comparison question, so I put two images in one post. I'm wondering what peoples' thoughts are on the depth of field in these two images. Is it distracting to not have the entire label in focus? I have my opinion (I like the one where the far text is in focus more, the one where the near text is in focusis a bit distracting for me).




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Old Sep 13, 2005, 7:25 PM   #2
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i, myself, would prefer the whole label in focus and then let the rest of the bottle blur into the background.. but of the two posted, i prefer the second image..
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 7:38 PM   #3
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#2. I would rather know the name of the wine than the %alc by vol.

Or focus on the picture and let the for and aft blur out.
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 8:22 PM   #4
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Like it or not, the label is a magnet that becomes the subject of the picture... at least, to an American. And this is quite an eye-catching label. Because of the appeal of the label, this type of shot does not work. An upright bottle with a full focused label, and a separate, blurred background, would make an attractive shot.
lets not go there man... generalizing an attitude, especially a veiledinsult,toany group of pplis never a good thing to do... so lets just let that drop ok?

also, i prefer the comp of the second shot for sure over just a straight upright bottle.. the only thing i would change, besides the DOF,is next time go ahead and make the bottle bisect it at a diagonal from corner to corner..
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 8:34 PM   #5
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German white wine?

I like the artwork on the label.

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Old Sep 13, 2005, 9:11 PM   #6
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Thanks. I figured the partial focus would probably bother others even more than myself as I often find myselfliking things that most others don't find aesthetically pleasing.

The wine, although the name is german sounding, in fact originated in Italy, or at least the grape did. The wine is now made in many countries, in my opinion the best ones come from the West coast of the USA, Germany, and New Zealand. The name is Gewurztraminer, pronouncedlike gaawerztrameaner would be.
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i think the wine is from germany, at least that particular variation.. i think its part of a family of wines "traminers" that may have originated in italy though...
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 9:21 PM   #8
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The label hath tricked you The particular wine in the shot is by Alexander Valley Vineyards in California. It's actually a very good variation of this type of wine, almost on par with the better German ones.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. I'm going to be doing some more shots of this bottle and others when my new lenses come tomorrow.
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 9:27 PM   #9
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actually i meant the varietal of wine was from germany, not that bottle
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It's intimate and lovely and reminds more of bars.The wine is now made in many countries, in my opinion the best ones come from the West coast of the USA.
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