Royal Flush

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  1. ajmall

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    Do you think there is too much bokeh? The picture has been used for an advert for a poker society at my university. The bokeh makes the text easier to read (not added here) but I'd like feedback on just the photo. I shot this on RAW/NEF originally, played with a few settings like adding a vignette. Also, is the cloth convincing? It's actually green card! Thanks
     
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    I like it, i like it very much. But perhaps if the dof allowed to have the whole first card in focus it would be better.
    but other than that, i think it's a cool shot, and the cloth is convincing. I love the lighting too... it gives that intimate poker room atmosphere :thumbup:
     
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    yah, i think the blur started too soon, try makin the first card fully visible, the second card a little more burry, then do more as you go.
    But this is very good. I likey
     
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    i agree but it looks realy good
     
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    I cant tell that its a royal flush, just that there is an ace. If its important to you that it be a royal flush, id say change the dof. If not, i think it also works this way as just an ace, and some other cards.

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    lol, I just noticed your hand has 8 cards... but i guess that's possible in other kinds of poker (i always play texas hold'em, lol).
    Then again, 5 cards wouldn't be enough for the picture. The comp is really well done here :thumbsup:
     
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    It does look that way, doesn't it. Looking at the lower left corners, there's only five. I think some of the face is looking like a separate card. Neat.

    I agree that if you want it identified as a royal flush, more DOF would be good. It's a cool pic as it is, though.
     
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    thanks for the critique. i don't often post here.

    i can easily shoot it again so i'll give it another go on a smaller aperture and hopefully have enough light for a reasonable shutter speed. and yes, interesting that it looks like 8 cards!
     
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    i like everything except the vignette and dof
     
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    Haha, there are so many people from be-mag on here! It's a nice photo, but I agree with the others that it needs a tiny bit more depth of field.
     
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    well... maybe you'd try converting it to black and white and adding more contrast? because I'm not really a fan of this green background
     

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