Is this background blur fake or real?

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  1. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    So I was looking at some car pictures and came across this one which I thought looked interesting because how blurred out the background is.

    Joe's Bunny

    It was taken with a D800 + 28 1.8G which I owned the 28 for a short time and I never recalled it blowing out the back THAT much when focusing on something that large.

    I mean, doesn't it look fake? It's really hard to tell.


     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I say it's fake. The reflections of the trailers are in focus.
     
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    It actually kind of bugs me a little. I hate fake background blur! Its deceiving! Haha.
     
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    I looked at the shot earlier, but now it's been pulled...I thought the BG blur was done in software, but hey, who knows now, right! I dunno...there ARE some people who are very good at creating pretty realistic BG blur in software. Kirk Tuck is now shooting payed client work using a small-sensor digicam at times, and he mentioned he's learned how to do this type of blurring in software to a good standard of quality, so it's NOT just the cheezy old-fashioned type of blurring that we saw 10 years ago.
     
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    Yeah my bad. It was just an embed link. Here it is > Joe's Bunny
     
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    if it looks fake, it's probably fake.

    this one has been faked.


    (there was also major editing of the reflections if you were wondering about that too)
     
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    Cheesy regardless. And here I thought at first, somebody named their car Bunny?? lol And why would someone set up a shot like this behind an industrial loading dock??

    I think Sparky's on the right track... It's not exactly the greatest picture anyway.
     
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    I was just looking at the "technical" aspects of the photo, just thought it looked weird.

    Kind of ruins the quality of the 28 1.8G lens.
     
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    someone on this forum, used to post car pics with his wide angle (cant remember, maybe the 24mm) 1.4G. Those backgrounds looked great -- no software necessary.
     
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    I like using my 50 1.8, it blows out the background fairly decent. Not sure it would be worth investing in a 35 1.4 haha, those bad boys are expensive.

    I bet your 58 1.4 would be killer for car shows!!
     
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    I wish the hood was closed...but taken with my 50mm at f/2.5

    Erwin-170604-10637.jpg
     
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    oh, it's a mush machine.
     
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