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Jun 19, 2012 03:32 |  #1

Still noobing it up here.... I've been practicing focus and aperture... Really playing with CS5 and the wide latitude of processing available, got to say I love it!
I do have a question on my photo though... When shooting these "types" of pics... I quote them because I don't want to use the incorrect term and fall victim to any semantics so please set me straight does this qualify as macro or some other descriptor? Anyhow I clearly focused on the far rim of the spoon and the front rim in out of focus.... How would you have done it differently and why please? Thx everyone for looking :)
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Jun 19, 2012 03:32 |  #2

Here is the spoon


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Jun 19, 2012 03:44 |  #3

I would call that an "experimental art" image
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Jun 19, 2012 07:16 |  #4

...Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself. :)

I think you did right by focusing on the back end. If the front end (the edge) would have been in focus, it might have been a boring photo. I would try to focus maybe 1/3 closer (at the red spot) and see if the spoon handle becoming in focus makes it more interesting... or not.

With digital cameras, there is no money cost difference between 1 and 50 shots, so you might as well take a few more shots out of the subject and review which one works better and find out why.

This is also a good website if you're on the DOF learning ramp:
http://www.dofmaster.c​om/dofjs.html (external link)


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Jun 19, 2012 09:43 as a reply to  @ Unrising Muffin's post |  #5

The light is quite harsh around the spoon,as is whatever that round spot is inside it. Keep playing around, you will find something that pleases the eye.:D


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Jun 19, 2012 12:59 |  #6

You guys were thrown off by the wording, its a large frying pan with an egg in it. At least thats what I saw before I read the post.
I like the far side focus as well, I'll have to remember that.




  
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Jun 19, 2012 14:40 |  #7

lol... my wife thought it was a heroin spoon. The different interpretations alone make posting worth it! Here is the original and another view... The spoon was used to stir cream into a fresh coffee and put down on the counter right away, I watched the way the liquid ran down the saucer sides and began to arrange itself into the bottom.


First one was just "Auto" RAW edited and resized
Second is straight out of the camera and resized


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Jun 19, 2012 22:30 |  #8

Something looks alive in the 2nd :confused:




  
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Jun 19, 2012 23:12 |  #9

Jelly fish in your cream....you might want to check the date on that carton.


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Jun 19, 2012 23:48 |  #10

I thought it was heroin spoon aswell! What does that say about me!? :D


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Jun 20, 2012 00:32 |  #11

Reminds me of the moonshine days. Bout a half of spoon full, set it on fire and if anything doesn't burn out, you have water in your shine. now if I saw something like that last shot in it, I'd let that go for about 5 bucks a quart.




  
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Jun 20, 2012 11:08 |  #12

RangersForever wrote in post #14604169 (external link)
I thought it was heroin spoon aswell! What does that say about me!? :D

I thought the same thing and I've never even seen heroin before, on a spoon or otherwise. ha ha.


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Jun 20, 2012 16:03 |  #13

RangersForever wrote in post #14604169 (external link)
I thought it was heroin spoon aswell! What does that say about me!? :D

suecassidy wrote in post #14606142 (external link)
I thought the same thing and I've never even seen heroin before, on a spoon or otherwise. ha ha.

I didn't see it as that personally, but I think that intrepretation has a LOT to do with the lighting and the post-processing... the mood is similar to that which is displayed in movies and mediums where drug use occurs.


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