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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
20 Jul 2013 1:08PM
A great experiment. It looks like it's in the blazing heat........Sandy

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woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 1:12PM
It must feel like a whole new world, Mick, concentrating your attention on the engraving when there's all that rust around!
No risk of camera shake at 1/2000th of a second, of course Blush
A fascinating experiment and (let's face it) a worthy subject!
20 Jul 2013 1:22PM
Love I T Mick, they stand out SmileSmileSmile,
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 1:37PM
Inventive and interesting imagery Mick

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Jul 2013 1:48PM
An interesting and informative exercise, Mick.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
20 Jul 2013 2:10PM
A fascinating experiment!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
20 Jul 2013 2:36PM
Very interesting photo Mick ! I told my son I T is the focus of our times and a worthy occupation to pursue GrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 2:50PM
Made me laugh, I know how effectively your eyes will focus on a padlock, letting everything else (wire fences, security guards, No Entry signs ) disappear into a blur...
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
20 Jul 2013 3:05PM
A Bill says, must have been a great temptation to focus on the rust! Wink But a great excercise in DOF, Mick Smile
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 3:10PM
guess this is dof experience time Mick...
did it do what you wanted though...
as looks OK from here
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jul 2013 3:11PM
Amazing example of shallow DOF Mick.
According to the table that came with my new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 the DOF at shorter distances is close to zero. Now I believe them Wink
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
20 Jul 2013 3:20PM
A nice experiment that gives a different result; the padlock appears to be bended inwards a little, that must also be taken into account perhaps, Mick.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
20 Jul 2013 3:25PM
All very well looking at the f stops, but what about the rust resolution factor GrinGrin

20 Jul 2013 3:57PM
good study on dof!
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
20 Jul 2013 4:08PM
I T is a great image Mick and I can see some rust as well thereSmileSmileSmileSmile
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
20 Jul 2013 5:13PM
You need a stack mate! GrinGrinGrin

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 5:23PM
Very interesting (Rowan & Martin's Laugh in)..... Smile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 5:29PM
Interesting study Mick - something I'm trying to learn more about!
Good to know you're well enough for this kind of experiment.
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
20 Jul 2013 5:49PM
That's you to a T.

Your comment on my image is the second best comment I have ever had.You have such a way with words.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
20 Jul 2013 8:08PM
Now I know where to go when I need an IT expert!!!!! Smile Smile Smile Smile
20 Jul 2013 8:56PM
Lock, lock, lock.... lock around the clock. Smile
While I was in Scotland I found a lock for you, but I have to find it now among all those images I took. I'll post it in due time! Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 10:11PM
Good to try varying things, sometimes they work and sometimes not - looks like you had a little time on your handsWink
21 Jul 2013 3:18AM
Mick, great dof............another year of rust and don't think it will open. You have a great eye for picking out the things we all miss. That's what makes your shots so good.....

Great DOF will have to go back to this one when it rusts up!Wink
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 8:28AM
It is good to experiment! I am doing plenty of that with my new little pocket camera, it is certainly giving my brain a workout (I've given up on my body).
Shows promising rust Mick!
Just spotted this as featured e2 photo
21 Jul 2013 8:46AM
You are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile :
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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
21 Jul 2013 11:11AM
That lens lends itself to some very artistic compositions. This is really attractive, although you say it was just an experiment.
wnbeat 11 56 Scotland
21 Jul 2013 9:02PM
Mmm never ever have time to do the analytical stuff usually have to get our skates on !WinkWinkWinkWink
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
23 Jul 2013 11:26AM
Not to mention the lens has actually left out the 'Y' at the end of the word Sad

My Minolta is like that. It's an MD 50mm 1.7...and it's soft at 1.7. I've read a lot of lenses like ours do that wide open and that they get really sharp at 5.6 - 8. Mine seems to be fine at 2.8-4 in flat light. But definitely super sharp at 5.6.

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
23 Jul 2013 9:42PM
they are great fun those lenses.. fantastic bokeh.
there is on;y one thing I don't understand. I would have thought the camera automatically locks on the rust and all you have to to is blur out more or less of the shiny rest!
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 4:18AM
Nothing wrong with a bit of corroded impressionism with a "secure- it" lock! Grin

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