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Is it time to mow?
Is it time to mow?
MrAnalogy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Custom Made Pinhole
Location: My front yard
Date: May 31, 2005
Aperture: f147
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2 sec.
Galleries: Humorous, Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2005

This may go down in the annals as one of the bigger mistakes I've made but hey - why not?

I fully expect to get a measure of hammering for the soft focus and that's alright -- it IS a pinhole photo afterall and they tend to be like that.

But it was a worthwhile test and proof of concept ... taken handheld with a 300 micron pinhole attached to a digital SLR. Perhaps one of my favorite things about using the pinhole is that the DOF is uniform from the nearest blade of grass (less than an inch away) to the trees, church and houses several hundred feet away and all the way to the clouds that may be miles out.

And ... as a worst case scenario, it stands a reasonable chance regardless of rating to be listed among the highest rated shots for Other Pinhole in the lens listings. I can live with that .. ;o)

Statistics
Place: 271 out of 275
Avg (all users): 3.0930
Avg (commenters): 2.2308
Avg (participants): 3.0495
Avg (non-participants): 3.1150
Views since voting: 1614
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 301
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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06/24/2005 01:11:43 PM
Pinhole? Did you make it yourself? That's really cool, I guess no-glass can't really compete with L-glass hehe

I'd like to try this :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 10:26:16 PM
It's time to focus.
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06/06/2005 04:47:46 PM
would have been better if clearer.
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06/05/2005 01:05:27 PM
Woah. I think you need to have something in focus in this image, either the grass or the mower or both. This photo is so blurred i feel drunk looking at it!
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06/04/2005 11:00:07 AM
out of focus
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06/03/2005 08:13:46 PM
Interesting idea and perspective, but the photos is very hard to look at since nothing is in sharp focus.
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06/02/2005 11:05:19 PM
This could be improved by the grass being in focus and taking up more of the frame.
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06/02/2005 11:40:32 AM
Focus is to soft.
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06/02/2005 12:29:31 AM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. I also don't like that the entire image is blurred. Nice attempt.
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06/01/2005 06:05:56 PM
The concept of a decision leads me hoping for some sense of anticipation in the image. Without the title, this image appears as a very out of focus, ground-based shot of a blue sky with some powerlines. The building in the background is well-placed int he composition, but the mower is almost totally lost in the way that it blends with the building's leading lines. Although the decision on when to mow meets the challenge, the technical points behind this image leave me rating it a one.
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06/01/2005 05:45:49 PM
Way too out of focus
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06/01/2005 04:21:06 PM
appears blurred.
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06/01/2005 04:16:36 PM
image very soft
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06/01/2005 03:31:09 PM
i think it would be much better if the grass was in sharp focus.
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06/01/2005 01:54:44 PM
Nothing in focus. Without the title, might not fit the challenge. Might have been better with a small object hidden in the grass...
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06/01/2005 09:26:04 AM
Too hazy to my liking.
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06/01/2005 04:23:06 AM
Good colour saturation, but focussing could do with some work.
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06/01/2005 03:49:48 AM
seems really blurry to me
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06/01/2005 02:28:57 AM
nothing in this picture is in focus...
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