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Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: PhaseOne LightPhase
Location: Studio
Date: Jun 2, 2004
Aperture: 32
ISO: 50
Shutter: 125
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2004

I originally planned on entering this image in color because it is a blue background and the top of the stapler was green. It looked cool. Then when I sharpened the black layer in lab color, I thought, wow, that looks better in black and white because it has a great tonal range. So I converted it and left it.

I know some one won't feel this is a deep depth of field shot, but I wanted it to have something different than a landscape shot. And in any case this is deep depth of field. At f32, the highest for the lens, it still gets a little blurry at the back of it. I used an extension tube to get in close, and then hyper focal distance to get as much in focus as I could. It is full frame except a little I cropped off of the right for a slightly better composition.

Place: 49 out of 158
Avg (all users): 5.7158
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.3958
Avg (non-participants): 6.0426
Views since voting: 1141
Votes: 190
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2004 03:57:44 PM
Wow amazing, this is a great use of light, I love the B&W. 10!
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06/12/2004 09:48:33 PM
Well done. Great image. One of my favorites. Should be a ribbon winner.
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06/12/2004 04:05:40 PM
Long exposure? Good work!
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06/11/2004 09:23:55 PM
nice clean studio shot
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06/11/2004 06:57:25 PM
AHHHH! I have that stapler...that means you're awesome. AND so's this photo (you see how I did that? transitions! wave of the future) I never saw a stapler lookin' so damn beautiful. It's like a gorgeous little flower or a sunset. Wow, I...am...impressed. Keep 'em coming. I want this to win, not just for you but for those cool staplers that go unnoticed around the world. 10 10 10!!!!!
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06/11/2004 05:21:02 PM
One of the very few macros that meets the challenge requirements. Superb job on focus and lighting. B&W is also very good choice. I also like the halo-ing you achieved with this shot - burning? Good luck.
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06/07/2004 09:47:32 PM
good shot
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06/07/2004 05:04:34 PM
Great focus, tone and lighting. Crop is too close to left of subject.
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06/07/2004 10:26:28 AM
very nice ;). What did you use for the background?????
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06/07/2004 09:43:52 AM
Very nice job. Not only have you gotten the focus spot-on, the composition and tonal range are both really nice, too. 8
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06/07/2004 12:32:50 AM
I really like the lighting. did you use a gobo?
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