Worship (alone in the dark, number 9)

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Poki, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15121652157" title="Worship by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="683" alt="Worship"></a>

    Another installment in my "alone in the dark"-series. How do you like it?
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Like it, but not my favorite of the series.
  3. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
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    I really like this one Poki
  4. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
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    I really like this!

    Did you have a stand in object that you set your focus on before you took this shot? Very creative!
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thank you!

    With a 12mm lens, hyperfocal distance does the trick. And if I actually owned a tilt shift lens and didn't need to add the tilt shift look in post, well, then you could just focus at the horizon line.
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  7. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
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    Interesting. I would have focused on the horizontal line and forego hyperfocal distance even with a standard lens if I had already decided I would add the tilt shift effect in post. Is there any particular reason you went with hyperfocal vs infinity or spot since you knew you would blur the foreground? Was it for flexibility in post or something else?
  8. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    Lovin the series!
  9. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
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    This one is amazing. May I use it for our worship service background?
  10. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    With hyperfocal, I obviously got the foreground a little sharper. This is important, because this way, the reflections of the waterdrops in the grass are much brighter. And because the bokeh you see here are not just some random bokeh balls added by some software, they're actually calculated bokeh balls from the highlights in the image. Without getting everything as sharp as possible, this bokeh would not look quite as good.

    Thank you!

    Sorry, no licensing of this particular series of images. Not even for the greater cause. ;)
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  11. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
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  12. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yeah, I always like having others seeing my work. :)

    Glad you - and apparently a couple other guys - like the image. Can't wait until winter is finally over so that I'll be able to go out and shoot again.
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