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Urban Bloom

By blueaquan
Taken during the peak Monsoon in Calicut, Kerala. When it starts, it rains the entire month of June day and night.
I can see Mushrooms sprouting almost every day in one or the other part of this Mango tree in our yard.

Tags: Mushrooms Plants Flowers and plants Macros

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4247 Canada
17 Jul 2013 5:23PM
Welcome to Ephotozine!



This is almost a wonderful shot. What prevents it from being outstanding is that aperture youve used is too small. This means the depth of field is too narrow to encompass the Mushrooms. You can very clearly see, on the bark of the tree, that narrow sharp area, - thats the depth. A smaller aperture, such as f/8 would widen this a lot to help include the Mushroom caps and make them sharp.


Some of this can be remedied in Photoshop, but it will never look as good as having the correct setting the first time.


Its a very good effort, and with the knowledge you will pick up here, you will learn a lot.

I did upload a modification Ive worked on, - scroll up this page, click the modifications tab, and view large.


Well done, and I hope this information is helpful,




regards




Willie
17 Jul 2013 6:07PM

Quote:Welcome to Ephotozine!



This is almost a wonderful shot. What prevents it from being outstanding is that aperture youve used is too small. This means the depth of field is too narrow to encompass the Mushrooms. You can very clearly see, on the bark of the tree, that narrow sharp area, - thats the depth. A smaller aperture, such as f/8 would widen this a lot to help include the Mushroom caps and make them sharp.


Some of this can be remedied in Photoshop, but it will never look as good as having the correct setting the first time.


Its a very good effort, and with the knowledge you will pick up here, you will learn a lot.

I did upload a modification Ive worked on, - scroll up this page, click the modifications tab, and view large.


Well done, and I hope this information is helpful,




regards




Willie

Thank you Willie for your constructive comments and the workshop, I'll keep them in mind.
It was a pretty unusual angle, the shot was taken overhead with the help of the tilt screen.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2224 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 7:46PM
Hello, Blue, and welcome to EPZ.
This had the potential to be an excellent shot. You found an attractive subject.
The tilt screen on the Fuji can be a godsend at times. However, you still need to practice the same principles that you would use without the tilt screen. Set your focus on the mushrooms, hold that focus and recompose your shot, then depress the shutter button down fully. Your composition here is good, but the focus is in the wrong place. Focus, re-compose, shoot.
I'm so used to using the viewfinder that I find it difficult to use the flip screen and get the focus right, which sounds daft because most people nowadays use their screens to take pictures. Practice is all you need.
Pamela.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 7:30AM
This could be so good, but you must get enough of your main subject sharp. Not easy, but select aperture priority, then a small aperture. Your camera will probably stop at f8 but might go to f11. Then try and focus in the centre of the subject. Again, not easy with a compact.

Paul

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