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Christmas Memories.....
Christmas Memories.....
Ja-9


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Apopka, Florida
Date: Dec 16, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 1500
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

Set up at my daughters house with her tree. Set the globe on a foot stool and shot away.

Editing Steps:

- Converted from RAW
- Curves
- Adjusted Brightness
- Gaussian Blur Filter
- Resized for Web

Statistics
Place: 144 out of 216
Avg (all users): 4.9851
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7067
Avg (non-participants): 5.1508
Views since voting: 916
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 201
Comments: 9
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12/27/2008 08:24:06 AM
I love Bokeh - and it is a great technique to emphasize a subject by placing the subject in context in a specific environment. This is a key point for the photo you posted in the challenge.

Your subject was very dark and not tight in focus. The background was lush and inviting, but due to the darkness and muddy-ness of the subject, the image did not come off well.

Better illumination on the snow globe would help to show off the deer. Also, cleaning of the glass on the globe to remove the smudges (creating the muddy look) would help make it look sharper.

With the lens you used, you will end up with better Bokeh by separating the subject farther away from the background. If you look at my first entry ever, I used the 70-300mm lens and did a close up of some Ginko leaves and the background was 50 feet away - making the background image smooth as silk.

I liked the outtake shot you posted better than your entry.

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12/25/2008 02:16:10 PM
nice one, maybe more dof would have helped.
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12/25/2008 10:19:02 AM
Aww..so warm feeling. Good job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2008 06:36:59 PM
nice shot, love it
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12/19/2008 02:54:43 PM
i wish the focus on the subject were a bit sharper and the background a bit smoother
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12/18/2008 04:40:57 PM
Well, i see a focused object a little dark and a non focused background. Maybe with more distance between the object and the christmas tree you would have a good Bokeh. Good luck!
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12/18/2008 04:00:19 AM
I like the light and the sparkles ...
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12/17/2008 04:17:08 PM
is it just me, or is part of the glass globe out of focus?
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12/17/2008 09:36:31 AM
Good subject for this challenge, maybe needs a little more light or a levels adjustment to make it stand out more. The bokeh on those tree ornaments is some of the prettiest I've seen yet!
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