Allium


PRYorkshire

Link Posted 06/07/2021 - 20:46
Playing around with the Tamron SP90 and taking photos of Allium seed heads when I decided to focus on the centre rather than the seeds giving an abstract nature to the shot.




This time focussing on the seed heads.



Paul

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/07/2021 - 21:48
The first stands head and shoulders above the second for me. There's a sense of depth that the second one lacks. And the second looks rather cluttered in comparison.

Was the same aperture used for both? I would have expected the centre of the second to be more out of focus if it was.

Steve

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 06/07/2021 - 22:48
Lubbyman wrote:
The first stands head and shoulders above the second for me. There's a sense of depth that the second one lacks. And the second looks rather cluttered in comparison.

Was the same aperture used for both? I would have expected the centre of the second to be more out of focus if it was.

Steve

Hi Steve, no the top photo was taken at f4.5, 1/320sec with ISO100 and the second f11, 1/125sec with ISO200. I set out to photograph the seed heads but wasn't happy with the results so with the top photo I deliberately set out for a narrow dof focussed on the centre.
Paul

K1000, istD, K70

LennyBloke

Link Posted 07/07/2021 - 07:34
Have to agree - that first shot really works so well, but it's not just to do with the point of focus - it's your composition with the central point truly being the dead centre and everything else appearing to "zoom out" from it. Clever shot and super image
LennyBloke

HarisF1

Link Posted 07/07/2021 - 23:45
I had a bunch of tabs so didn't look at the topic title - that first image really delivered and it took a while before I realised what it was. Agree with the above!
Last Edited by HarisF1 on 07/07/2021 - 23:45

davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 00:51
Zoom burst without the zoom. Most effective.
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jvs

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 09:37
First one is spot on! The sense of depth is almost surreal. Really good!
John

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 18:19
davidwozhere wrote:
Zoom burst without the zoom. Most effective.

That's what I thought it was when I first saw it!

Defo that opening image
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Sry

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 20:48
I'll join in on the collective praise for #1 - very well seen indeed.

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 09/07/2021 - 13:01
Thank you for all the comments. As I say I didn't see the top image until when looking through the view finder and manually focusing on the centre instead of the seed head. Memo to self: It always pays to try looking at a different perspective from what you first intend photographing.
Paul

K1000, istD, K70
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