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By stevieb
Right..that's the last of my trip up a hill in the freezing cold whilst it was blowing a hooley. In fact I've only just warmed up. The intention here was to take two shots. One in focus on FG and t'other one focus the BG, and then combine the two. Well I goofed, and can't find the second image. How bad an excuse is that.

So comments for half an image please...but no half clicks...if any LOL!!!

Throw me to the lions!

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: digicammad, riprap007, jimbo_t and 19 more

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stevieb 18 3.0k 2 Panama
13 Jan 2005 5:20AM
...that sky has gone noisy on the bigger view :-(
digicammad 19 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2005 5:23AM
Steve, I've taken off the adult flag, unless there is some hidden meaning in this. :0)

+ve: Excellent detail on the posts (only really comes out on the large version). Good composition, colours and contrasts.

-ve: Personally I think a slightly larger dof would be better, with the start of the wall in focus.

stevieb 18 3.0k 2 Panama
13 Jan 2005 5:28AM
Thanks Ian. Finger trouble caused the adult flag Smile

Point taken on DOF, cheers.

riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
13 Jan 2005 5:31AM
like the image, shame about the lost image.
jimbo_t 18 959 England
13 Jan 2005 5:32AM
I like this a lot. leave it as it is.
13 Jan 2005 5:46AM
Great image
jond 17 34
13 Jan 2005 5:48AM
Could have been a cracker. I've made similar mistakes myself - my current favourite being flicking to manual focus for a tricky shot and then forgetting to reset to automatic. I can shoot away for hours before I realise everything is blurry! DOH! How about cropping it to portrait format and losing the whole of the right hand side of the image?
ardbeg77 Plus
18 1.3k 7 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2005 5:55AM
Pretty much agree with Ian. The light is great and the detial in the post is great. I could live with the hill in the background ebing out of focus, but would be nice to see the wall sharp. Jon's crop suggestion is an interesting one.

I'm a sucker for leaving the exposure compensation set to +2, then getting burnt out skies on the rest of the film. Unfortunately, no amount of learning can give me back my short-term memory Smile

bole 17
13 Jan 2005 6:52AM
Very good photo. Click.
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
13 Jan 2005 7:18AM
Like it to see a landscape with a limited DOF! I think that this is a great image. The rugged posts clearly belong in this rugged landscape. Very nice capture! (And very brave to do this in the freezing cold.)
suleesia 17 176 Malaysia
13 Jan 2005 8:05AM
Nice composition, but lacking DOF as mentioned. Good effort.

Westers 17 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
13 Jan 2005 9:54AM
I'm glad I read the explanation as I was going to say "the hill's out of focus". Shame 'cos it would have been a great image.

Still like it as it is though
inkarts 18 61 2
13 Jan 2005 9:58AM
Great dof and colours on this image. No goof. John
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Jan 2005 10:11AM
one rung back.
John_Duckett 18 386 2 Norfolk Island
13 Jan 2005 10:34AM
Yep this half is great. Beautifully lit

ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2005 11:16AM
Beautiful clarity, wonderful detail and colour in the foreground post. I'd like to have seen more of it. Portrait format, perhaps? Hope you find the other half.
stevieb 18 3.0k 2 Panama
13 Jan 2005 2:42PM
LOL!!! @ Keith. Can't win 'em all. Besides if I stuck my best ones up...they'd all be nicked.. LMAO!!

Thanks all Smile
paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2005 4:32PM
I like the small DOF because although you're aware of the context the viewer really is forced to look at the fantastic detail and light falling on your focal point. Works for me. It fits with my motto "go beyond the obvious".
markthompson 18 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2005 7:29AM
Like the use of shallow DOF, strong composition.
lobsterboy Plus
18 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2005 4:10AM
I think the shall dof works really well. looks like a happy accident to me.
theorderingone 18 2.4k
21 Jan 2005 8:03AM
Actually it don't look half bad with the Background out of focus. Put it down to artistic licensce!
stevieb 18 3.0k 2 Panama
21 Jan 2005 8:30AM
I like that Chris..."A happy accident" Smile

Gary. Cheers, I will.
shutter speed 17 370 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2005 1:33PM
Well I like this so there.
Have not got a clue as to how you would put two images together as you intended. I have enough trouble myself getting one decent let alone two.

sandyb 18 34 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2005 7:28PM
great sky very moody well shot sandyb

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