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Seconds Before Midnight

By Kako
Another version following on from yesterdays image.

Tripod mounted this time and showing winder after a suggestion from pablophotographer.

Natural lighting from behind through window, overhead halogen ceiling lighting.

Tags: Pentax Time Close-up Specialist and abstract Midnight Wristwatch

Voters: mohikan22, pablophotographer, banehawi and 1 more



pablophotographer 11 2.2k 444
22 Feb 2020 3:02PM
This looks better, what do you think?
The aperture of f/22 seems quite an extreme measure because the interest of the picture does not lay on the depth of the picture in the background but rather on the surface of the watch.
My understanding suggests that with an aperture setting like f/8 the iris of the lens could have allowed more light to travel through the lens and hit the sensor faster, recording thus this picture in a shorter time than 1/4 seconds. And because the sensor "understands" the amount of light is more the ISO value could have dropped too.
Kako 16 177
22 Feb 2020 4:57PM
Hi pablo,

it is definitely better composition wise. The macro lens I used has a very shallow DOF so I deliberately went for a smaller aperture to ensure that not only the watch face but some of the strap was in focus also. The image is sharp enough even at iso 1250 as the sensor on the K-50 is more than competent enough at this iso. I took about a dozen or so images at different permutations of iso, speed, aperture with and without flash. I can only post one image at a time, this is the one I chose.

Thanks for your comment and vote.
Kako 16 177
26 Feb 2020 11:52PM
Thanks to everyone for their votes and views.

Sorry for the delay...I forgot!


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