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 Post subject: The Beauty of Water
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:38 pm 
First shots with sigma 10-20mm+ND filter.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:06 am 
So I'm gonna be honest... I'm don't have much photography experience so I can't be too critical but I can't help that something jumps out at me as a casual admirer. I think the composition is great in terms of angle of view and what's in the shot but by looking at your photos I wonder if it's possible to "over" blur the water. I always figured that the blurring water was in order to get a sense of motion but especially in first few pictures it doesn't look like motion as much as it looks like cotton. I think you're on to something...but for me I'd suggest a little faster shutter speed. What does everyone else think??


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Hi Mast3rChi3f,

I enjoyed the compositions but, and this is a very personal taste, I would have preferred a wider depth of field. Any chance of sharing the shot settings and in particular the f-numbers used? Unfortunately Flickr strips out the EXIF data ( :evil: ) so I can't look for myself.

Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:27 pm 
I have used f22, f25 and f29.


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I'd say there were a bit over blurred too.


I mean you get decent blur with 1/10th on moving water, so 1 second should be fine. If its pretty still, maybe 1-3 seconds?

Give it a try with slightly faster shutter speeds :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:13 pm 
The very long exposures have blurred the water so much that it gives the impression that your settings didn't carry much DoF, when in fact it does, and probably too much. I think there's a little diffraction in #2 and #3. Stick at f22 and around 1-3 seconds as a general guide.


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Ah, thanks Ed. I couldn't understand why, with those f-numbers, I was seeing what I took to be a shallow depth of field but, of course, you have put your finger on it.

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