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      06-01-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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***Official Bimmerpost Photo Contest #11: Depth of Field***

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-Any interpretation of the theme that falls within Bimmerpost.com rules is welcome.
-You must be the person that took the photo. Previous photos are acceptable as long as you are the one that captured the image.
-One submission per contest.
-Images must be no larger than 800px in any direction. Links to larger images are allowed but you must have one that is under 800px for the poll.
-All contestants must host their own pictures.
-All pictures must have a title.
-While post processing in Photoshop is allowed, adding or removing parts of the picture is not. In the event a photo is suspected to be "photochopped," the contestant will be asked to provide the original picture.

I am sure most of you have a general idea about depth of focus, but here is some info I found just so we are all on the same page:
Depth of Field is the amount of your image before and beyond your focus point that will be in focus. In subjects such as landscapes, a large depth of field is often desired so that the entire scene appears to be in focus. With subjects such as portraits, a small depth of field is often used to blur the background and reduce distractions from the main subject of the image.

Important dates and poll info: Entries must be submitted to this thread no later than Tuesday, June 16th at MIDNIGHT EST.

The poll will start the following day, June 17th.
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So I guess there is going to be two basic camps: Extremely shallow DOF and extremely deep DOF. Which one to choose...... Well, since my mid-grade lens can only manage 3.5 to 5.6 at the wide open end, I'm guessing I'll be going for extremely deep DOF....
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Yikes... I guess the best way to learn photography is to jump in head first!
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Yikes... I guess the best way to learn photography is to jump in head first!
Works with most things that don't involve moving vehicles.
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I took this with my f4L 70-200 IS with a 25mm extension tube, detailing the stitching. Since I can only show one picture in the contest, I elected not to show the shot from the same position showing the "M" in focus and the stitching out of focus. I think this one shows the DOF concept without further explaination, but together they make the concept crystal clear.

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I really like this theme. People can post a variety of pictures yet they still fit the theme. A very good choice!! Now if only I know what to shoot...
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very nice submissions!
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I agree, this turned out to be a great theme. The shots so far are all totally different, but all valid and all with winning potential. I suspect that we'll have a ton to chose from by the voting date.

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This pictures looks familiar...have you posted it on the forums before? I really like the clarity of the wood contrasted to the blurred ocean. Well done!

Great shots everyone, keep em coming!!!
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Almost every macro shot I take has way narrow DOF. Here's one from last week:

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Almost every macro shot I take has way narrow DOF. Here's one from last week:

That's awesome... I'm fascinated and a little grossed out at the same time!
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Almost every macro shot I take has way narrow DOF. Here's one from last week:
Are you using a dedicated macro lens or an extension tube? If lens, which lens?

Stunning shot btw, I love the eye(s) detail and translucence of the eyes, along with the rich yet subtle colors.

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Are you using a dedicated macro lens or an extension tube? If lens, which lens?

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I use a Canon 65mm MPE lens that only works at macro ranges. Kind of a PITA to use, but it works a lot better at high magnification than anything else I've tried.
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