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By kingmukherjee
How good can this photo be called based on pattern photography?
It is the lower portion of a basket.
Out of these two which one will be better for the theme-patterns?

Tags: Spiral Abstract Pattern Specialist and abstract Circular

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paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2017 8:31AM
Makes my eyes go a bit strange! Interesting in a way, initially, but then not holding attention. There is a very strange effect where it appears sharp on the left and not so on the right? Depth of field - were you at an angle. It does need to be critically sharp right across.

banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4200 Canada
19 Feb 2017 2:35PM
For the theme they are both equal I would think.

I personally prefer the version, it a simpler notion of repeating patterns; it has a shallow depth of field, so maybe a smakker aperture could improve it. The priginal has a load of colour that can overpower the idea if the repeating patterns.

The original looks better with the exposure increased, and the right side a bit sharper, which Ive done in a mod.


dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1775 England
19 Feb 2017 7:07PM
Like Willie, I prefer the less-colourful version.

Your question is quite a difficult one to answer, though, a bit like asking 'How long is a piece of string?' It will depend what you are going to use the picture for - and if it's a competition, how the judge thinks about patterns...
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2017 8:07AM
I prefer the second one at an angle, but would like more depth of field, with the centre point of focus on the middle twirl. As John says, the content depends on intended usage but the angled shot is more interesting. I'm not really your man for abstract images, though.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2017 1:02PM
I quite like the main upload, for the way the random coloured bits balance the regularity of the spiral. But I would prefer a tighter crop, a square will contain a circle more satisfyingly.

I've added a bit of unsharp mask and it has worked, I think. This is not as sharp as it could be, I think the problem is not necessarily depth of field. I suspect that you were holding the camera vertically, looking down at the mat. Gravity is tugging at the zoom lens and that may have affected the focus. (It's happened to me... )

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