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Lens: M135/3.5 Camera: GX10 Photo Location: Portland, OR ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/90s 
Posted By: JonPB, 09-01-2010, 08:43 PM

Today I went through some of my old photos, found this one unprocessed, decided to see what happened with a different software package. It isn't great, but it has something--I can't put my finger on what--that I like.
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I like the bokeh here, as it's really smooth and clear, but I think that there's just too much stuff going on in the foreground here.

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This picture reminds me of this week P52-3-5 Focus: Out of Focus.
Perhaps you want to join us this week (if you like to make these kind of pictures).
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Adam, for me, the upper-left is too heavy. Probably due to the contrast, even if not sharp contrast as the rest of the image is mostly smooth. Something about that big, dark chunk in front of the more-in-focus branch, and that it doesn't transition from bokeh to focus in a continual manner... thanks for the comment--even if that wasn't your thought particularly--as I had focused my attention more on whether the lower branch was distracting. I had hoped that the eye would follow the heavy, out of focus branch up top, and then be drawn to the more-focused vertical branch, and down to the in-focus tip, and then out again to the colors.

Iris, I definitely like this kind of play, and this kind of challenge. I'll keep the weekly projects in mind.


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