Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Josh66, Mar 8, 2009.
I like the colors, and the contrast between the smooth shiney subjects and the rough background.
There's two things that leave it short of perfect. One is the shallow DOF, it leaves the tip of the standing bullet looking soft. That is somewhat anathema for bullets. The other is that most Western eyes read an image from left to right. If you reverse the image it might be slightly more powerful.
I shot this at f/8, at f/8 I basically had to decide which bullet to have in focus - no way to have both. I get what you're saying, and I agree. I didn't even try stopping down past f/8 (should have), I was afraid I would loose too much sharpness. I'll try it and see how it looks.[/EDIT]
Thanks. Good points - maybe a re-shoot is in order.
I know that this is true, but I find myself doing the opposite regularly. Most of my photos flow from right to left. I don't know why this is...
Same image, reversed. Thoughts? The first one looks "right" to me.
More DOF. Better?
Composition is slightly different...
(edit- I see a dust spot or two that need to be cloned out...)
(edit, again- In case anybody is curious, these are Sierra MatchKing .308" 168 grain Hollow Point Boat Tail (HPBT) bullets.)
I really like the first one better. Just looks right.
And your title hooked me faster than NSFW, lol.
for me, its artistic
I like it alot. Have you considered focus stacking for this shot?
Those bullets...look like mini warheads
I've been wanting to try that (for a lot of things), but haven't yet.
Can GIMP do the merging? I also have the trial version of Paint Shop Pro, I'll probably buy it soon though (I can't remember if there are certain tools that you can't use in the trial...).
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