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  1. Josh220

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    I was just poking around my girlfriends yard looking for interesting things, and I liked how this drew the eyes in with it's natural lines. Almost giving the "zoom" effect. Let me know what you think, C&C welcome.

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    Interesting but I am not sure if anything is in focus there.


    No I did see when you said u liked the zoom look so maybe that is what you were going for but I would still like one spot to be in perfect focus
     
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    i like it i think the closest flowers are in focus enough that with the rest of the image one cant even tell
     
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    DOF might be way too shallow...nothing looks in focus. Maybe some camera shake?

    It's a neat image...very abstract. If the two closest flowers were in focus and sharp and maybe had a little more contrast I think they would really jump off the page.
     
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    Only the center was supposed to be in focus. The two in the middle look in focus to me.

    Thanks for the comments/critiques.
     
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    ya...nothing in focus...u using auto or man focus?
     
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    Autofocus on the middle 2 flowers with a 50mm f1/4 lens. I think the surrounding flowers are so blurry that it makes the middles ones look blurry to most people as well.
     
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    I like it. the middle two are in focus. I believe the pic just appears to distort the focus in the center.
     
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    That was my thinking as well. The 2 in the center are focused, but with the blur and lines around them it deceives the eyes into thinking the entire image is OOF. I got the look I was going for, but next time I may have to open my aperture a little more so it's more obvious that the focus is in the middle of the image for those who have difficulty tracking what is in focus and what is not.

    I think that was shot at the minimum (1.4) so I'll try 1.8 or 2.X next time.
     
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    The two flowers in the middle might look more in focus if they were a little sharper...they're kinda soft.
     

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