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Aug 26, 2012 15:07 |  #1

Hi

Greatful for cc please.


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Aug 26, 2012 15:11 |  #2

The plane that is in focus is fantastic. I really like the B&W conversion.

What bothers me is the shallow depth of field. The blurred nose is a real distraction for me.


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Aug 26, 2012 15:28 |  #3

Agree with Bob above plus I would not have framed the face quite so close esp at the bottom. A portrait orientation would be a killer shot.




  
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Aug 26, 2012 15:41 |  #4

Thanks both. The shot was taken with an 85mm 1.2 wide open at 1.2.

I've changed the orientation - thanks Spike, I think this does work much better.


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Aug 26, 2012 16:26 as a reply to  @ DarthSparky's post |  #5

Crop is much better, catchlight as always makes a great portrait, nose....maybe he just has a fuzzy one?


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Aug 26, 2012 18:17 |  #6

I like the portrait orientation better too, but the shallow DOF doesn't work on this shot.
BTW, the exif data shows it was shot at f/2.5 rather that f/1.2.
Even at f/2.5, you had less than 1/2" DOF at that distance (.97m)


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Aug 26, 2012 18:53 |  #7

The nose is the only thing i see. The rest is great. Sharp, love the B&W, nice lighting.


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Aug 26, 2012 23:14 |  #8

It would change the whole concept, but would you have any interest in the shot if it was cropped above and below his eyes? You'd get a strong capture of Grandpa's smiling eye and it would eliminate the fuzzy nose issue...


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Aug 27, 2012 02:14 |  #9

i like that. Older people have such "character" in the face. Love it.



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Aug 27, 2012 03:11 |  #10

Thanks all.

Bob_R, you are quite right f2.5 ~ should have checked before posting!!

Cpam - I'll give that a go, but I worry that it will unbalance the image given that the eyes are so powerful.


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