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10th June 2013, 12:31 AM
While experimenting with up close filters and getting frustrated during my attempts to figure out depth of field I captured this shot. I like the lines in this composition and am presenting two versions, one with a more traditional edit where I find that the lack of DOF a bit troublesome/confusing.
The same edit with grain added. When I added the grain it was a revelation to me and a bit of an 'aha' moment where I thought that it improved upon the image. Or, did the grain just mask the existing imperfections?
So, two questions, do you have a preference for one of the images? If so, why?
Secondly, a more general question that I posed to Karm in a different thread? When is the use of grain or texture effective and why? I realize that this question is really a matter of personal preference and/or artistic choice but would love to hear both sides...
10th June 2013, 04:51 AM
Re: Soft Focus
I prefer the first one myself. I like them both but the sharper focus and lack of grain in the first one makes the unique lines in the leaves easier to follow for me.