Exercise in DOF

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  1. Rod-UK

    Rod-UK TPF Noob!

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    For technical critique.

    The camera lens was hand held at 55ins (1.4m) from the deck.
    The height of the top flower 27ins (0.69m) from the deck.

    Sigma SD9; ISO200; Shutter 1/6sec; Aperture priority f32;
    Focal length 39mm; Resolution medium;
    RAW file size 4.5MB, down to jpg109KB for posting
     

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    I like the idea of the overhead shot, but would liked to have seen it at a slight angel to minimize the shadows. And I think too, that including the entire long leaf would have made it more interesting as the pot would have been slightly to one side.
     
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    The overhead shot is quite interesting. I would have prefered more DOF with something lower than f32. To me this made the image very flat and the deck appears to be part of the plant.
     
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    A nice idea,

    A series would certainly have been more useful, starting at perhaps f8 and working up. Then choosing the two shots showing where the limit is for that scenerio.





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    i agree with the DOF suggestions...the backgrounds of both shots are a bit distracting. also, the overhead shot appears a little overexposed to me.
     

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