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It Goes To '11' (And Then Some)
It Goes To '11' (And Then Some)

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Challenge: Inanimate Macro (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Date: Nov 17, 2014
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2014


Place: 23 out of 105
Avg (all users): 5.9196
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7679
Avg (non-participants): 6.0714
Views since voting: 374
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 112
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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12/02/2014 11:00:34 AM
Originally posted by herfotoman:

Why, oh why does it need more DOF?

I doesn't. It's perfectly fine the way it is, especially with the focus plane coinciding with the red arrow.

I was commenting on focus stacking because ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' backdoorhippie was asking about the legality of focus stacking in Advanced Editing, during the challenge. He specifically mentioned the this challenge.

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12/01/2014 11:48:02 PM
Why, oh why does it need more DOF?

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11/26/2014 09:50:17 AM
Actually not a reference to a score but to Spinal Tap as was mentioned. Had I thought that it would I likely would have called it something else knowing that some might give it 1 or a 2 just to teach me a lesson (no - no one would do that!!). Don't get the "sharper focus" comment - it's pretty sharp as I see it. Perhaps more depth of field is what was meant.

I did do some focus stacking, but not on this one. Ultimately I liked the way this came out better than the others, and particularly how the focus line runs in the direction of the arrow to the number.

As for the camera, yes, it's an old Kodak Retina IIIc rangefinder I've had sitting around for a while - since my in-laws cleaned house and headed south. Never used it but it seems to be in working order.
11/26/2014 03:22:37 AM
The DoF is pretty shallow. Did you give up on the idea of focus stacking?

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2014 08:32:56 PM
Love the play on words w/ DPC ratings too. I wish this was just a bit sharper in focus.
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11/25/2014 06:12:52 PM
Nicely lit and composed, also very sharp. Is it an old fixed-lens rangefinder?
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11/24/2014 03:12:10 PM
There aren't nearly enough Spinal Tap references in life. Nicely done (on the photo as well).
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11/22/2014 11:32:19 AM
Nice one. I had a similar attempt at this challenge but not as near as successful as yours. And your model is much better than mine. I like the red elements and how they stand out from the overall black grey of the camera.
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11/19/2014 04:44:33 PM
Great lighting, great detail and good composition, good luck
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