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Old Mar 13, 2006, 5:19 PM   #1
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My thoughts right now are to crop it for an 8x10" print and lose the area at the bottom where the rod shows through the legs.

Shot at f/2 with a Minolta 100mm f/2

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I like the composition, the dof, the crop is fine with me and the angle of shooting. Fine lad there. Regards. Jaki
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He's a very photogenic youngster (my brother-in-law's grandchild by marriage).

My brother-in-law likes to go fishing on Sunday Mornings early, and the grandkids like to go, too. I tag along from time to time and take pictures.

This one was taken yesterday morning while we were fishing at a nearby pond.



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Very nice photo. The rod near the bottom does not bother me. If you hadn't mentioned it I probably would not have given it any thought.
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Old Mar 14, 2006, 1:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments.

This one hasn't been cropped any yet (downsized only).

So, I was giving some thought to how I may want to crop it for printing, and thought that the bottom should probably go for an 8x10" crop when I noticed the rod there.

I guess that if I didn't say it was a rod, then it may not even be noticed as one.
For that matter, I guess it's hard to tell from this one that we were even on a fishing trip. :-)


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Great Picture as is Jim. However, I can see cropping it to give more attention to his facial expression and his eyes. Love it.

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Old Mar 14, 2006, 9:23 AM   #7
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Great Picture as is Jim. However, I can see cropping it to give more attention to his facial expression and his eyes. Love it.

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Thanks.

Actually, there is only one eye in focus. :-)

I was trying to see what the lens was capable of with the aperture wide open at f/2, and I had one of the focus points on the closest eye. Don't lean after locking focus with this lens if you shoot wide open at f/2 with it. ;-)

The contrast of the subject against a bright white background is very tough for any lens, too (especially shooting with the aperture wide open).

I still haven't converted the raw file to see how the transitions in the high contrast areas (for example, the out of focus side of the face against the white background) perform with more advanced algorithms compared to what the camera is using for image processing.

The JPEG doesn't look too bad. Although I do see a touch of color fringing in the high contrast areas that I could probably eliminate via PP if the raw converters don't eliminate it for me. The full size, straight from the camera jpeg is here:

http://www.pbase.com/jcockfield/imag...0/original.jpg


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