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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: kitchen
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 macro - 1:1 (at f5 - wide open at that distance).

Place: 141 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.4264
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.2797
Avg (non-participants): 5.5442
Views since voting: 710
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 265
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/28/2005 06:56:58 AM
6 - Interesting. Criticism; just like to see more detail in the part that is in focus, 'somehow', whether the toning, etc not sure. Likely easier to discern out of focus remaining features/face at a larger size, but at this size, perhaps 'allowing a fraction more focus in' may have helped this here, who knows. Perhaps a slightly tighter crop, especially on the right too. Up to 6 from 5, mainly for the extreme and good use of a very shallow depth of field.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:38:47 PM
First off, how did you shoot this? Do yo have a lens baby? or are you using some sort of camera with a bellows? No matter how you shot it, it's beautiful.
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12/27/2005 03:06:18 PM
very well done, im interested on how you do that, just choose one section, and make it so bold, i dont get it.
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12/25/2005 12:46:35 PM
This is very strange and surreal. I think I get how you did it (is that George Washington or Thomas Jefferson?) Very creative. I can't imagine how most voters will like it (it looks a bit arty for most tastes on this site) but it certainly makes use of shallow DOF (the way I interpret it anyway). I'm not sure if I like it or am just responding to the unusual quality. It certainly has me thinking about it, anyway which is more than I can say for the majority of DPC offerings. To me, it looks like it would make a cool album cover. I'm still not sure I actually like this image but I'm scoring high for meeting the challenge,and for originallity, creativity, and technical soundness.
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12/24/2005 02:28:24 PM
Definitely one of the winners. Great Job.
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12/24/2005 04:27:22 AM
now that's a shallow DOF! this looks like f/1.4 or even larger!
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12/23/2005 09:36:38 PM
That's a pretty impressive tiny sliver of focus!!! Good work on this.
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12/22/2005 07:14:52 PM
Bizarre image, but certainly meets the challenge! Unfortunately the falloff of sharpness is so rapid that if it wasn't in this challenge, I'd have guessed it was shot through cloudy glass with a slit in it.
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12/22/2005 09:22:13 AM
That is definately shallow! Incredible.
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12/21/2005 06:35:34 PM
There is such a thing as too little Depth of Field. This is one such case.

Pencils, books, and money seem to be a DOF theme...
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12/21/2005 06:22:04 PM
Paper thin DOF!
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12/21/2005 05:58:08 PM
This is the coolest photo I have ever seen. As I started to scroll down the page it just jumped right off the screen at me. it is so clever. I rate it a 10.
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12/21/2005 05:57:11 PM
Creative use of shallow DOF to really pull our focus in to the detail and "texture" of the original etched design. Composition works too. 9
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12/21/2005 08:56:17 AM
Seriously quite good, actually it keeps drawing me back to this image, and I don't know why, so it must be good...............
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12/21/2005 06:23:49 AM
If this is unmanipulated then it's truly remarkable. Assuming it's within the rules, wow!
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