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That awkward moment between touching and not touching

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by rapsquared, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. rapsquared

    rapsquared Mu-43 Regular

    May 7, 2011
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  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    that's my favorite part.....ah, young love
  3. dennisk

    dennisk Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 4, 2011
    Bay Area, California
    Just curious since all the lights are at the same distance, why are the ones between the two silhouette more in focus than the ones to the right or left?
  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
  5. John M Flores

    John M Flores Super Moderator

    Jan 7, 2011
    great shot!
  6. rapsquared

    rapsquared Mu-43 Regular

    May 7, 2011
    thanks luke, dixeyk and john!

    dennisk, i used a fujian 25 1.4, its a c-mount lens, the lack of focus in the corners is a characteristic of this lens :) 
  7. leonberdi

    leonberdi Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    With all due respect, that's much more than the corners out of focus. I'm also puzzled by the centre only being in focus.

  8. stillshunter

    stillshunter Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 27, 2011
    From my perspective - or from someone focussing on the story being told by this image - I'm not sure the sharpness of the corners would add anything to the dialogue....actually it might detract from it. The subject - being the two silhouetted figures are razor sharp - and I don't think during the moment they are experiencing (that of thrilling anticipation) that they are much focussing on the bright lights in front of them. Actually it is all more likely a blur from their perspective as all their energies are drawn inwards and all feeling is focussed on the feeling, the brush and tender touch, at their respective arms from the other.

    A story well told rapsquared. Thank you so much for sharing...
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    That's why alcohol should be the part of every first date! After a couple drinks I'm all about touching! :wink:
  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Haha who cares of about the focus here ..Its a different composition and marvellous shot indeed .
    Love it .. HAve u seen there are young lovers in there ??
  11. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    Actually, they look very comfortable with each other, to me. It's not always about "touching". Very nice capture. And I don't care about "sharp" in this image. It's about the moment, and emotions suggested.
  12. RayB

    RayB Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    Still, it is a legitimate technical question - the abrupt change in focus from the right side to the left side of the male figure.
  13. sinpig

    sinpig Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 2, 2010
    Superior, WI
    I love this picture!
  14. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I echo John ... and add a well done.


    PS- Photography is a communications tool ... one way to gauge the success of the image is by "thought promotion", (i.e.- how much or how little), this image is very thought provoking and has generated a wide spectrum of thoughts.
  15. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I agree. It's also a great shot to illustrate why photography is interesting. We don't know if this is a first date and both people have nervously crossed their arms because they don't know where to put their hands, or if they have been married for 10 years and have arms crossed defiantly as they refuse to yield from their side of an argument as they pretend to enjoy the pretty lights.

    Like other art forms it is open for interpretation.
  16. leonberdi

    leonberdi Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    My apologies if this didn't come across clearly the forst time, but regardless of my feelings for the merit of the shot itself (and I do think it is beautiful), I am actually more intrigued by the fact that such an odd part of the photograph is in focus, as was originally pointed out before me.

    So, hats off for the photo... but, with the hat off, I'm still scratching my head.
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