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Champagne and glass

By Madoldie
Taken the other day while indoors.

Tags: Glass Bubbles Black and white Drink Champagne Enjoy Fizzy

Voters: dudler,

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pablophotographer 8 1.3k 355
7 Sep 2016 7:11PM
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Interesting exercise Madoldie. Great Black and White reproduction.
If you would have told me that this was shot with an aperture open at f/1.8 I would have believed you. Looking at the texture of the label at the sharpest point of the image (the crown) and being able to notice the fainting surface of the label and the blur in the lettering (especially the M of Moet and the last N of Chandon) it is easy to suspect that the culprit is the aperture, rather than the curvature of the champagne bottle. Shot at f/8! I am amazed how the glass is not sharper or the whole thing to be honest. I know it's sharp on the right places. No, I am not a ''focus freak'' myself, I do like the blur. But I think what it could make it a very special picture is the position of the ''Tulip'' glass. I think it should stand closer to the camera, just 1 or 2 centimetres, even at this angle you have shot it. That would allow more ''body'' of the glass to be seen just above the curvature of the glass at the point the ''stem'' meets the ''flower''. Or if the glass was placed flat on the glass surface, with the ''lips'' visible only, relic of a wild party,

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8 Sep 2016 3:32PM
Great comment Pablophotograper, really enjoyed reading through it and picked up a few idea's for another shoot.
The blur on the photograph at that aperture may have been down to the use of a lens extension that I had on the camera.
Thanks for taking the time, really appreciated.
All the best,
dudler Plus
16 978 1536 England
8 Sep 2016 8:30PM
It just shows how tiny the depth of field is in closeups...

Had you wanted more of the label in focus, you could have focussed on the 'O's, and the depth of field in front of the plane of focus would probably have extended to the 'C' and the 'N' - you get roughly twice the distance behind the plane of focus as you do in front that's sharp.
pablophotographer 8 1.3k 355
8 Sep 2016 9:27PM
Thank you for revealing the ''little big helper'' there Mat.
It shows that inexpensive is not equal to poor quality and that expensive need not be the only way possible. Photography for me as a practice is accessible to the masses regardless of their sex or spare money. to use on it. I can still find joy from cameras and lenses others my snub. What it matters is the printed image, the experience of the journey to the final printed image is for every photographer to cherish in their own way on their own.

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