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Challenge: Shallow DOF IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Polaroid i633
Date: Sep 9, 2008
Aperture: f/5.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2008


Place: 313 out of 324
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10/07/2008 11:21:38 PM
If your camera has the options, you need to use low iso, and high shutter speed to get shallow depth of field.
This image has very low contrast. I don't see much for shadows in this image, so I am guessing that the sky was overcast when it was shot.
For better focus on the subject that you choose, try centering the view in the camera on that object, then push the shutter lightly, which will set the focus and exposure, then hold the shutter that way while you compose and shoot the shot. That will lock the focus range on the subject that was in the middle when you applied the light shutter pressure.
Welcome to DPC, and it is nice to see you entering challenges.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2008 10:43:09 PM
Nice composition but too grey, you need more contrast and better lighting. I like the message that this picture offers.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 09:37:00 PM
Peaceful it is. I think you may have missed the focus on the foreground subject though, and the desaturation process has left this looking a little flat. Maybe a boost in contrast or a curves adjustment would fix that :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 09:01:59 PM
A bit blurry but I like the subject. (5)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 05:01:33 PM
it does not appear to me that anything is particularly in focus or out of focus - it all appears to be about the same
09/10/2008 03:57:42 PM
I think this would have more impact if it was either in color or had more contrast. I would also like to see the background a little bit more out of focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 01:26:31 PM
The image feels tilted, and the DOF doesn't seem very shallow. I think more contrast in the b&w would help.

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