what a difference a few stops makes

Discussion in 'Photography Techniques' started by BillN, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    at f36 - 1/10th sec - ISO 800


    at f5 - 1/400 sec - ISO 800

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  2. I agree the second one is a bit nicer, looks like you also either cropped it down a bit or got closer to the spider.
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Exemplary demo of dof.
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France

    Optical illusion?

    both exactly the same distance and uncropped
    second one taken 24 secs after the first

    taken at extreme - f36 to illustrate DOF
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  5. Looking at it closer I see that. Nice work.
  6. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    Wow, I haven't realized that the wide-open aperture created an "illusion" that the spider is closer. I also thought it was cropped! Nice...
  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Well, that's interesting. Thanks :)
  8. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Great example!!

    It's just like the tilt-shift illusion where it makes things look tiny by just blurring some of the background.