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Garden Feature

By LensYews      
A Garden Feature from the flower tent at the Devon County Show.

Ideally I would have had a different lens with me that day, a tripod and not have been inside in a tent - so the image was taken in walkaround snapshot mode with the lens I had on the camera that day. I would have liked greater depth of field and much better sharpness.

1/200 at f4.5 ISO 400 at 70mm

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11 Nov 2009 3:11AM
Nice reflection

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11 Nov 2009 5:48AM
Great image !

Bazman 9 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 6:21AM
Lovely shot.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 1:52PM
The diagonal format is quite strong and you could maybe have used the limited depth of field to your advantage by focusing on the central ball?

then again, if you'd increased the aparture to f11-f16 you may have been able to get all balls in focus and upped your sharpness (I realise camera shake may have crept in at the higher f nos)

I would have dropeed the view point a little to reduce the amount of greenery in the background as this tends to draw the eye away from the main subject.
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 9:52PM
i like the idea and the diagonal composition but i cant help but feel that as an image, it falls between a record shot which includes the foliage etc and an abstract which would have required an adjustment to the position to eliminate all other elements and concentrate on the row of balls and slabs.
its true the dof is limited, but much could have been done to assist. upping the iso to say 500asa would probably have permitted a smaller aperature say f11 which would have given greater dof, would have been good to try and lose your own reflection from the near sphere too.
with all else failing you did the best option focus on the front ball and get the best compromise between the ball and reflection manually.
LensYews 9 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 11:35PM

Quote:it falls between a record shot which includes the foliage etc and an abstract which would have required an adjustment to the position

Yes, I agree. This kind of image isn't what I would normally take, so thought it would be interesting to see what the reponse here would be.

I did consider a number of other positions at the time, but stuck with the one shown as it included reflections of the other people in the tent and the green background wasn't as noisy as some of the other perspectives. There was also a similar pivit hedge between myself and the balls, which limited my ability to go for the lower viewpoint.

I'd not even noticed my own reflection in there, something else to watch for.
xanda 14 244 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 2:48PM
Given that you had no choice with regards pov I think I'd be tempted to try a few slight twists and crops to create graphically strong...abstracts and see if anything grabs you. I'm having an abstract day today - I'm seeing them everywhere Smile


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