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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Home
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2004

I am able to achieve extremely narrow DOF with my macro lens. I was able to limit the field of focus in this shot to just the pencil point. Shot with a Canon 10D with 100mm f2.8 Macro lens, one Alien Bee 800 with Brolley box and a Sigma Super DG 500 flash with Stofen Omni Diffuser. I used a piece of scrap red matboard for a background.

Place: 107 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.3240
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2170
Avg (non-participants): 5.4795
Views since voting: 841
Votes: 179
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/16/2004 05:14:26 AM
I'm surprised this wasn't more popular with other voters, since I like it so much... I think it's stunning.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 07:53:00 AM
Excellent focal point with a very shallow depth of field
02/14/2004 09:21:11 PM
Really like the background color you chose. It really adds to what could be a not so interesting subject. But it really makes the picture pop. Very nice DOF as well.
02/14/2004 03:07:53 PM
great colors and good focus on the point.
02/13/2004 02:15:54 AM
I do like the colours, especially how the orange of the pencil blends with the red background. I do think that a bit wider DOF, showing more of the pencil tip in focus would have worked better though.
02/10/2004 03:45:09 PM
I like the way the red and yellow blend
02/09/2004 06:43:38 PM
This is a good example of 'extreme' shallow depth of field. I think it is extreme to the point (no pun intended) where the subject loses out to 'technique'. This is a good demonstration of the technique, but the photo itself doesn't seem to have much impact other than that.
02/09/2004 11:52:47 AM
I really like this a lot - I love extremely shallow DOF. In this case I love your choice of background colour - the pencil really fades into it i such a fascinating way. One of my favourite 3 or 4 of this challenge.

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