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Old August 19th 13, 06:26 AM posted to
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Robert Coe wrote:

: Machinery
: NIKON D3S, 50.0 mm, f/1.4, 1/1000 sec., ISO 200
: Steam
: NIKON D3S, 50.0 mm, f/1.4, 1/6400 sec., ISO 200
: Old timer
: NIKON D3S, 28.0 mm, f/2.5, 1/1000 sec., ISO 320
: Fountain
: NIKON D3S, 120.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/1600 sec., ISO 320
: Water drops
: NIKON D3S, 120.0 mm, f/4.0, 1/8000 sec., ISO 1000

Nice shots. I'm a little puzzled, though, by your insistence on such wide
apertures at the inevitable cost in depth of field. (You certainly had plenty
of latitude in the shutter speed.) This is particularly noticeable in the
first picture, where the manufacturer's nameplate could have been sharper.

I know what you mean. I am a sucker for short focal planes, and it
sometimes gets ahead of me and I stick my aperture as large as possible
and just adjust the shutter. I'm not that bothered with the nameplate
myself, but I know lots of images I've taken where the short depth of
field more or less ruined the shot.

In the fourth picture I might have tried to show a little more of the fountain
at which the girl was looking. But I guess it would have resulted in an
awkwardly wide image.

I had a wider version of this, but it was neither here nor there. This
one just felt better.

Note that I've not criticized the blown-highlight background in the third
picture. Somebody probably will, but I won't. ;^)

Haha, yeah that sucked. I had this perfect shot of the engine from
another angle, but it was out of focus... :/

Thanks for your comments, though