Discussion thread Weekly Comp #140 A trick of the eye


Jo

Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 20:43
PS I still don't understand the links to 'perspective compression', I understand the theory, but one chap said it was magnified with wide lens and then banged on about telephoto. Surely these are the opposite? Or is it just a Monday night brain I have?
Jo

mikew

Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 22:27
A long (telephoto)lens will create the effect the competition wants. In a sense you are so far from the subject matter all objects might appear to be in the same plane.

A wide angle will probably have the opposite effect as to get the foreground image the same size as the telephoto shot you have to get way closer to it which means the background elements will be much smaller.

Like this


But using a 50 mm lens in a similar situation you get this where the posts are much the same size.




It's not an ideal pair of shots but I hope it gives the idea.

So get your long lens out!

Mike
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Jo

Link Posted 09/03/2010 - 19:15
Thanks Mike, my brain is vindicated! I understand now, and do think that it was Monday night brain afterall.

The desert moon shot is stunning, I'd have stretched it to get the moon round, myself, I wonder why the photographer didn't.

Prieni

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 11:44
I think Mhuni's "health warning" is not too harsh. It should be clear to everyone entering that they would need to judge the next competition (i.e. also comment on the entries). I only enter when I know that I can make the time in the next week (or when I'm convinced that I won't win, which can backfire ).

As has been said before, the comments on the entries are what makes this a worthwhile effort. Without the comments it wouldn't be the same...

Prieni
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Aiki

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:02
Oh judge, what have you done! So few entries!
I can add only one to the number.

Come on! Where are all the tricks of the eyes and cameras! ?????

Aiki

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techno-terminator

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:11
Don't look at me - I can't do it
let the education continue

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Prieni

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 20:20
Have to go to another meeting on Sunday week. So I guess I have to sit this one out...

Have thought about a setup or two, might do one outside the competition.

Prieni
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Jo

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 23:02
I'm not necessarily sitting it out, just on the look out for an opportunity and haven't found one yet! Sod's law but still got a couple more days. The trouble is, when you see the quality of what's already been posted

Jo

Prieni

Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 16:59
Ok, this would have been my entry to the competition, would I see myself able to handle the next round:

Headache



Yes, I have used some PP on this, just to underline the effect. It's all done from one shot, though. Just for proof, here it is:




For the real thing I might have done another set-up in the corridor to be able to use 300 mm, this was taken at 170 mm. f/27 was the smallest aperture I have on the 70-300, as you can see the DOF wasn't quite enough, although with hindsight I quite like the effect of the two blurry bottles on the sides...

Prieni
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Prieni

Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 17:00
Here's an afterthought: Perhaps I should enter this in the hobbies competition
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TOZZA27

Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 17:03
Go for it Prieni

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TOZZA27

Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 17:05
If you do and you win I`ll expect a couple of bottles - lol

T
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Hyram

Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 07:58
Very clever idea - changing the apparent perspective
Hyram

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johnriley

Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 22:15
cardiff_gareth wrote:
JohnRiley - stunning sunset with that boat - where is that

This was the Riverdance that was thrown up onto the beach at Lytham some months ago. I'm not sure if it's still there, but it was quite an attraction.

The sunset is from the same beach on the same evening, but looking in a different direction as the sun did not set behind the boat.
Best regards, John

thoughton

Link Posted 15/03/2010 - 10:12
johnriley wrote:
cardiff_gareth wrote:
JohnRiley - stunning sunset with that boat - where is that

This was the Riverdance that was thrown up onto the beach at Lytham some months ago. I'm not sure if it's still there, but it was quite an attraction.

The sunset is from the same beach on the same evening, but looking in a different direction as the sun did not set behind the boat.

Fantastic PP job there John, you even managed the reflections on the beach! A well-deserved winner.
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