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This was an experiment with DOF which I am still a bit of a rookie at. I hoped to get the seaweed a little clearer. I think stopping down to F4 or 5 may have been better.

The day was overcast so the light was not too harsh.

Hope you enjoy.

ISO 100
1/30 sec
F8 - 47mm

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 17-85 mm IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Mousehole Perspective
Username:Blundez Blundez
Uploaded:15 Nov 2010 - 12:11 PM
Tags:Boats, Cornwall, Depth of field, Harbour, Landscape / travel, Mousehole, Transport
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CathR
CathR  7138 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2010 - 2:06 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A larger aperture (eg f5.6) will blur the background more Steve but if you want the seaweed to be clearer then you need to be ever so careful about where you focus. The area in focus will always be less coming forwards from the focussing point than going backwards from it. Even at f8 the rope coming forward and the nearest bit of seaweed are well out of focus. There may be nothing you can do about the rope as it may be too near the camera to ever be sharp but I would have removed the nearest bit of seaweed so you have a consolidated area which you can focus on. I would focus towards the front of the seaweed and check to see you have enough depth of field coming forwards.

I like Frank's cropping of the image right down to the seaweed, the boat and the walls of the harbour. With the inclusion of the sky you lose the impact of the seaweed in the front. Also that bright orange buoy right over to the right hand side is very distracting.

Good idea to set your self a task like experimenting with DOF. It might help to vary the aperture and take a few shots to see what the effect is on DOF.

Best wishes

Catherine

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Blundez
Blundez  7
16 Nov 2010 - 10:57 AM

Thanky very much Frank and Catherine for your thoughfull comments - you have both given me a lot to put into practice. I struggle with the technical at the moment so this will be invaluable.

Frank I love the Mod - that is what I was aiming for when I took the picture. One think I need to do is take more time over my shots and think more about the various elements.

Once again - thank you both.

Steve

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2010 - 1:00 PM

The idea is good and the required depth of field obviously a function of selected aperture and lens focal length. For digital 'C' sensors, often the wider the aperture the better.

I would have preferred something a bit more desireable than the seaweed as a centre of interest, but it serves its purpose as a test shot.

Paul

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