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City of Parsons FD
City of Parsons FD

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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Location: Estes Park, CO
Date: Jan 5, 2012
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000s
Galleries: Urban, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2012

Snorkel truck ... being placed in storage facility. This is part of a collection of fire fighting equipment stored near Estes Park, CO.

I'm guessing from Parsons, KS because it's close enough to Colorado.

From DOFMaster
Focus distance: 20 ft.
Near Limit: 19.6 ft.
Far Limit: 20.4 ft.
Total DOF: 0.79 ft.

[Jan. 10th, 2012 06:57:40 PM]

Well, it is a shallow DOF, but it's on a big subject. Less than a foot of in focus subject!!! So, people are comparing this to the macro shots in the challenge. On a relative basis, this is pretty shallow, but I understand the drop off in front and behind is not what people are accustomed to seeing. It's okay.

[Jan. 11th, 2012 12:11:04 PM]

Wow, one person commented that this image was mostly in focus. That's not the way it looks on my monitor. This image is only in focus in a narrow slice about where the axe rests. In front and behind that point, the focus drops off rapidly. I question the eyes and monitors of those who cannot see the focus falloff.

[Jan. 15th, 2012 09:55:59 AM]

Last day of voting and the score is low. I'm thinking many voters really didn't carefully look at this image. Quick voting by inexperienced photographers.

Place: 92 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.2016
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 5.1455
Avg (non-participants): 5.2432
Views since voting: 399
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 129
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 08:40:08 PM
I like the fill-the-frame composition.
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01/11/2012 11:29:23 AM
The DoF really needs to be shallower... most of the image is in focus. I suspect you need a lens with a wider aperture (or a longer telephoto lens at full zoom).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/10/2012 06:48:32 PM
Don't think shallow DOF would be the word here...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/10/2012 10:49:34 AM
Hope they don't use uniforms, otherwise somebody is making it away with their best truck :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2012 03:41:18 PM
This is one of my thoughts for this challenge as well, but I couldn't find an interesting angle. Unfortunately, I fear this image misses that mark too. It's just a photo of a fire truck that doesn't stand out from the crowd.

Note that I'm not trying to be mean, just honest.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2012 12:38:48 PM
Not as shallow of a DOF as some will require, I fear.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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