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Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by rapsquared, Dec 29, 2011.
that's my favorite part.....ah, young love
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?
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
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.
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...
That's why alcohol should be the part of every first date! After a couple drinks I'm all about touching!
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 ??
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.
Still, it is a legitimate technical question - the abrupt change in focus from the right side to the left side of the male figure.
I love this picture!
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.
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.
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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