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    The Whales' Tale

    The Whales' Tale

    Took a drive to the whale watching area about 50 kilometers, came home with this.
    C&C welcome.
    Colin.

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    Re: The Whales' Tale

    That whale looks a little lost Thats a great fountain though

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    Re: The Whales' Tale

    I just hate when whales get in the kiddie pool

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    Re: The Whales' Tale

    What a strange place to put a park -- in the middle of the ocean.

    Seriously, it's a nice composition but a smaller depth of field would have increased attention to the subject by bluring the distracting cars and buildings in the distance.

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    Re: The Whales' Tale

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    What a strange place to put a park -- in the middle of the ocean.

    Seriously, it's a nice composition but a smaller depth of field would have increased attention to the subject by blurring the distracting cars and buildings in the distance.
    The aperture is only F8, which is probably what I would have used with this scene.

    The greatest problem is with the far right side, which is closer. You might get away with carefully running a Blur Brush around these problem areas.
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 24th July 2012 at 06:23 PM.

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    Re: The Whales' Tale

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    The aperture is only F8, which is probably what I would have used with this scene.

    ~ which is closer. You might get away with carefully running a Blur Brush around these problem areas.
    I agree.

    Hi Colin,

    Shooting with a longer focal length (than 28mm) and necessarily, from further away, would have given less DoF - but also likely critically damaged the perspective - perhaps a faster 28mm is called for

    The EXIF says f/4.2 was possible (at that focal length), although I agree that shooting wide open is rarely a good idea.
    The EXIF doesn't show the focus distance, so I can't postulate whether 'biassing' focus in favour of nearer might have helped blur the background (hyper focal distance was 5.28m according to EXIF).

    Clever fountain design, but it probably only works when approached, or photographed, from where you were.

    Cheers,

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    Re: The Whales' Tale

    Thank's people for your helpful and in some instances very humorous replies.

    Cheers Colin.

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