Macro's don't always need to be sharp, do they?


LennyBloke

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 13:38
Messing about with an 85mm on a tube and bellows produced a lot of duffs, but even though they aren't sharp I quite liked the "look" of these....

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What do you think - Yes or No
LennyBloke

bforbes

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 14:00
I think the treatment suits the pastel palette
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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danofmk

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 14:43
Big yes from me, especially the first one

Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 16:00
Macros certainly don't always need to be sharp, they just need to be good pictures - which these most definitely are.

As always, it depends on the intended use. These would be great for illustrating a poetry book. A botanical reference book would need sharp pictures. For personal use - do whatever you like!!

Steve

Benz3ne

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 16:01
That first one especially for me too. Great look and feel throughout though.

MrB

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 16:08
.....and me too!

Philip

Chrism8

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 19:57
The first ones a cracker John 😎
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

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K10D

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 20:47
They work really well, very good results.

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Sry

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 22:04
Who needs sharp when you've got great images? Really like these, lenny.

pschlute

Link Posted 06/05/2020 - 23:22
The first one is very good. It looks like you used a soft focus lens
Peter



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davidwozhere

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 01:24
You've started a new genre: "Macroof"
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Mannesty

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 12:35
Awesome, love 'em. I've seen images produced with a similar effect where the starting point was a sharp image and only ends up looking similar to yours after hours, if not days, of editing in post with various effects, filters, presets, tweaks, and LUTs etc.

Well done.
Peter E Smith

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 08/05/2020 - 12:16
Thanks for the comments - it just goes to illustrate the golden rule of photography......


....give it a go
LennyBloke
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