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Monroe Kiss
Monroe Kiss

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: West Jordan, UT
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2009

Almost straight out of the camera! This was shot at f/3.5 for very shallow DOF focusing on the model's fingertips. The rest of the blur is natural lens blur.

I'm wondering about people's reaction to the blur on her shoulder ... if they might think that is an editing aberration. But, as I said, this is practically straight out of the camera. I processed via Lightroom (doing almost nothing to it), then reduced the size and added a border using Photoshop CS4.

Place: 178 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.7019
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5963
Avg (non-participants): 5.9231
Views since voting: 864
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 161
Comments: 4
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02/09/2009 08:24:27 PM
Oh you and your "straight out of camera"! :) Fantastic!
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02/08/2009 12:50:45 AM
Striking photo, underrated in my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 06:46:43 PM
Nice use of shallow dof. I like. What lens did you use?
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02/02/2009 06:31:10 PM
very nice use of depth of field to mimic the real thing, what is the ridge along her left shoulder?
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