I focussed on the metal lotus in front of the statue of Buddha at the local temple. I opened up the aperture for minimum DOF to ensure that the face was out of focus. This was hand-held at 275mm, with a shutter speed of 1/10. Thankfully the lens has IS...
I cropped the right and left of the shot to remove the light areas from either side of the statues head.
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ianmcall (1213) 2004-05-05 6:44
Nice tones and light here. This is a good composition, well cropped. I do agree with the suggestion to tidy up the bottom left corner, especially as it is so near the main subject.
Darren (6823) 2004-05-05 7:07
1/10th at 275mm? wow, that is insane. Says a lot not only about the IS in the lens, but also your handholding technique, you must be part statue. Good composition and really nice colors. My only slight nit is that there is a whitish area bottom left which is a little too bright and distracts slightly. Good shot Mr. Human Tripod.
hdl (6995) 2004-05-05 7:40
very good composition. Artistic!
henrye (3500) 2004-05-05 7:41
I really am jealous of that lens of yours... :-)
Well done under difficult circumstances. I like the dark, metal colors -- the shot has a lot of atmosphere. Good composition too, and the limited DOF is very good.
kildall (381) 2004-05-05 16:05
Hi Martin, an excellent shot and a classical combination; Buddha and a Lotus flower.
I have done a WS, where I have tried to emphasize the Lotus by making the background darker and the "flower" greener. Hope you like.
erthmuffin (1551) 2004-05-07 12:51
that's great! i love how the buddha is out of focus and it takes a little bit of effort to see it. fantastic! the monotone is good, and you focused well on the lotus to pick up the texture.
soundsangels (1703) 2004-07-05 20:52
Superbe profondeur de champs.!
Quasiment monochrome , cette image est remarquablement bien détaillée.
jayamaa (0) 2005-03-16 12:01
Looks wonderful! Very unusual and artistic shot! Can appreciate that it was a hard shot technically.
gren4 (603) 2005-04-12 2:32
I love this photo.With a little tidying up it will look superb.Most striking firstly is the colour.It is unusual to see a whole photo in this colourscheme and it really works well in a subtle way.Secondly the extremely limited depth of field making the most interesting part(for me anyway)not imeadiately visable which makes my eyes wander around the frame looking for longer at the details.the composition,the flower and its placement in relation to the face of buddha is perfect with the rhs being taken up with the facial details.I read your intro and you sound a little like me!I am going to try and do some more portraiture but to be honest this kind of photo pushes the right buttons for me anyway.
kseng76 (144) 2007-02-26 13:47
great POV..very good composition..
3 cheers from India
Albrecht (11281) 2007-02-26 13:48
Great compo and use of DOF and POV. The blurred Buddha is well placed.
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ø77, JPEG ISO 200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/10 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-05 6:06
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