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By stark (Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 02:58:30 AM EST) photos, photo of the day (all tags)
Stolen from the beaches on the Isle of Lewis.


Shells
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Very cool. Well composed. by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 03:10:15 AM EST
I particularly like that it's in portrait format.

Thanks by stark (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 09:36:02 PM EST
I wonder why it works better in portrait format, though. Is it related to the way the shells are arranged, or the way the depth of field helps you focus on the orange shell, or something else?
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I'd say 'Yes' to all your reasons, and by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 03:28:01 AM EST
I think I like the portrait format because it's unexpected with this subject matter.

Also n.b. rdskutter's comments on depth of field. My comment in that vein would be that I'm slightly uncomfortable with the lack of focus to the lower left. It warps the composition for me because I expect that large shell supporting the red one to be in focus. But that's hardly a big deal.

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Very nice by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 05:38:30 AM EST
very sensual.
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Pretty by duxup (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 07:30:56 AM EST
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Very nice by rdskutter (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 12:55:06 PM EST
Nice arrangement. I like it.

The soft focus towards the top right of the frame bugs me slightly... was this taken using a macro lens, or could you get a bigger depth of field if you wanted?


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It was taken with the 18-55 by stark (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 09:31:22 PM EST
which does have a very close focus range, so you do almost get macro-style small depth of field.

I agree that a slightly wider DOF would have been better; I should have really taken this one with a tripod but I'm pretty sure it was hand-held.
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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Excellent by bob6 (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 03:08:48 AM EST
I look regularly your pics and I like most of them, even though I rarely comment on them. This one is especially pretty.

Cheers.
Thanks very much by stark (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 04:11:59 AM EST
It's just an excuse to show off and massage my ego, really :-)

More pics to come in the next week or so, so stay tuned...
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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