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3rd Placea dark day

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Challenge: Shallow DoF IX (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: 2021
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Sears 55mm f/2.8 Macro M42
Date: Mar 16, 2021
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2021

Looks like sand but actually was ash from our wood stove. :-) Experimented with heating the front spike (was visualizing glowing red or smoking) but took forever without any real heating progress.

Place: 3 out of 32
Avg (all users): 6.5405
Avg (participants): 6.6111
Avg (non-participants): 6.4737
Views since voting: 364
Views during voting: 74
Votes: 37
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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04/17/2021 02:46:05 PM
Cool! Nice use of the DoF.
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03/28/2021 11:21:17 AM
nice shallow depth of field
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03/27/2021 12:19:37 AM
ps .. would have been amazing if you had got the front spike red hot and smoking btw .. :)
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03/27/2021 12:18:56 AM
this is awesome .. i love shallow dof and this is an absolutely wonderful example ..
could be the book cover of a murder mystery .. a who dunit .. something a bit scary maybe ..
this has atmosphere .. so good .
congratulations on the ribbon .. :)
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03/26/2021 08:38:06 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Barry. Focus, composition, tones, mood - just perfect.
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03/26/2021 03:15:46 AM
Fantastic photo. Perfect feel to it. Congrats!
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03/26/2021 12:28:05 AM
Surprised nobody commented during the challenge. I loved the tonality of this shot, very moody. It was my favorite. Congrats on your ribbon!
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