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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · New Mexico riverbed


5D3 + ZE21



Photo by josh.weiss, on Flickr



Sep 15, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · New Mexico riverbed


I like this a lot, but it bothers me that the DOF ends around the trees. Was that on purpose? A ZE21 is certainly capable of getting it all in focus. The two bright patches of dirt on the distant hillside also both a bit.


Sep 15, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · New Mexico riverbed


Lots of texture to play with ... what part of New Mexico?







Sep 15, 2012 at 05:37 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · New Mexico riverbed


Ben, I see where you're coming from. I'll be honest, the DOF in this picture wasn't a meticulously particular decision. For the most part, I'm still (1) learning the ZE21 in general, and (2) figuring out DOF for various apertures at various distances more broadly. Nevertheless, I like how the slow fade away of DOF here really emphasizes the leaf and riverbed texture as a focal point of the image, with the lighter, water-smooth soil gradually leading the eye up and back.

This was in the Gila Wilderness during our hike back down from the Turkey Creek hot springs. I like what you did to emphasize the texture here. Is that predominantly a high contrast/high structure b&w conversion? I'm still learning b&w as well, and I have a couple other shots from the trip that capture riverbed texture and (in my mind) are ripe for b&w. I'll take a stab at them tonight, perhaps.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · New Mexico riverbed


If the dof is intended to be artistic, that is entirely your call. Just providing feedback.

a 21mm ought to be pretty sharp from a couple feet to infinty if focused at around 8 feet and f8.



Sep 15, 2012 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · New Mexico riverbed


Congrats on the 21, it is my favorite landscape lens by a wide margin. The image has an interesting texture type feel to it.


Sep 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · New Mexico riverbed


The textures are fantastic and make the image.
Kent"s (RustyBug) BW conversion works well for me, but so does the original color. I think Kent has also illustrated how you can lose quite a bit of the distant trees and foliage and intensify the focus on the textures more. I would crop maybe half off the top center foliage, leaving some of the stream narrowing in the distance.
Scott



Sep 18, 2012 at 12:16 AM





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