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By Consulo    
This was a product shot that I took a while back. I'm quite happy with this; I chose a large aperture to throw-out the background and have the eye rest firmly on the subject of the shot in the middle of the frame.

Thanks for looking,

Tags: Colour General Hands Color Depth of field Dof Large aperture

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:14PM
Recognised the knitwear even in the thumbnail... I love the idea, it reminds me of Harvest Festival images, hands holding wheat or vegetables.
Looking at this, I started off wishing that the focus was on the central pink knitted flower rather than on the finger tips. After a bit it's grown on me, the softness of the wool, the precision of the hands. I still think I'd like to see a slightly smaller aperture, maybe f2.8 and the focus on that middle flower, for comparison. But it's probably a bit late for that now...

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Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 3:19PM
I see your points, Moira. However, the focus does fall on a few of the corsages (particularly the purple one at the front) so I didn't see it as a problem. I may have an opportunity to shoot something similar in December, so I guess I can keep your points in mind.

Thanks for the thoughtful critique. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:23PM
It's the sort of image that I love, it's personal. You're not going to see another shot like it on the next row of the Gallery...
I see the focus on the nearest stitches. I guess for me it's the fact that the middle pink flower sort of dominates the collection colour-wise. But that's just me...
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Nov 2012 7:04PM
DOF with a personal slant Michael, love it !!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
16 Nov 2012 5:15PM
A beauty of a shot - speaks to me of the countless women who make wonderful bits of with their hands - of my grandmother, my mother an on and on.

The selective focus works beautifully as does the composition.

Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
17 Nov 2012 7:39PM
Many thanks, Ron and Anne.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
19 Nov 2012 8:58PM
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
20 Nov 2012 10:48AM
Cheers, Ollie.

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