Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010, Experimenting with Depth of Field


This is a work in progress. I had lunch today at "The Plum Tree",a local Japanese Restaurant.  I noticed the reflection of the building in one of the
bowls.

I liked the clarity of the building, and the blurred image of the bowls.  I tried a varity of f-stops for different amounts of blurr on the bowl.  I haven't quite balanced it yet, but I think this technique has potential for interesting photos.

Which image do you like the best of the three?

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11 comments:

toledonative said...

I like the second one best! Until I read your post, I had no idea it was a reflection in a bowl! Very interesting effect!

Reverend Awesome said...

I like the middle one best too. That is freaking rad as hell!

Andrew said...

Yeah I like the middle one. The first is too much, but the third is too little. Goldilocks would approve.

Sandra said...

Definately #2! Great shots.

Mike Simmons said...

My vote is #2 also, Steve. Nice subject for the experiment. I'll bet lunch was good!

Becky Jo said...

Yeah, #2. You can see the building clear as a bell, but also still recognize the bowl as a bowl. :)

Jill A. Brown said...

I vote for #2!! Great idea for a series! Can't wait to see where you take it! :)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

STEVO! Bold and most freaky images!!!! I was just telling M: I love Stevo :)

Yolanda said...

A bowl of building - I can see the concept the most represented in the second one. Very cool!

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

Steve! These are incredible! You should have a show in town. I can find you a place to show if you want in the future. maybe see you guys at chappy later

Andrey Dorokhov said...

very interesting idea!