Monday, October 10, 2005


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Nikon D70 @ 50 mm, 1/640 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800
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Here's another shot from the short film shoot. It's such a simple shot (man standing in park) but it really struck me when I loaded it up. It has a very filmic quality to it - his pose, his expression, the lighting (all God's work, in this case!), the location, the depth of field.

I shot nearly all the park stills using the 50mm Nikon lens. It produced perceptibly sharper shots at the lower f-stops that I like than my 18-70 DX lens does, proving everything I've read about the advantages of fast lenses and their focal sweet spots at lower f-stops. I also enjoyed how it forced me to move to frame a shot, rather than relying on zooming in and out - as a result it made me look at the framing in even more detail.

There are some 'behind the scenes' shots to come as well, when they're processed.

UPDATE: I've uploaded a re-processed version of the shot - I've reduced the level of sharpening in the conversion to a web-friendly version, in light of Viking's comment about the 'halo' effect.

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