Open Photography Forums  
HOME FORUMS NEWS FAQ SEARCH

Go Back   Open Photography Forums > OPF Welcome Hall > Still Photo: Approaching Fine Photography

Still Photo: Approaching Fine Photography Photography as a visual artform open to any serious picture, where classical photography is the mode of our expression. Open to all! Not curated. For works intended for clients and galleries submit to GALLERY ONE.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 23rd, 2010, 02:35 PM
Dr Klaus Schmitt Dr Klaus Schmitt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Weinheim, Germany
Posts: 1,162
Default From Lorraine with soft focus



Shot using a selfmade quartz soft focus lens
__________________
Klaus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kds315/ my normal photographic work
http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my ultraviolet (UV) work
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:21 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 34,576
Default

Hi Klaus,

This is a good way of photographing a lot of subjects as it's mostly unnecessary to have so much detail in our images. We are so saturated with pictures of things that it's good to be trusted that we know what else is or might be there and allow us to fill in the missing pieces.

In this case, the glow in the windows is entirely apt as it gives a spiritual feel. So what is the history of this lens?

Asher
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 24th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Jean Henderson Jean Henderson is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Willimantic, CT, the Quiet Corner of Northeast CT in southern New England
Posts: 265
Default

Hi Klaus,

As a somewhat irregular Catholic, it FEELS just right. Yet, something about the outer two windows slanting seems to call for perspective correction to deepen that feeling.

Jean
__________________
http://www.jeanhendersonart.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old August 29th, 2010, 09:04 AM
Dr Klaus Schmitt Dr Klaus Schmitt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Weinheim, Germany
Posts: 1,162
Default

Thanks Jean. I have a very puristic approach and I had to raise the camera a little since the windows are so high there, but I don't even use/have Photoshop and I usually just resize.
__________________
Klaus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kds315/ my normal photographic work
http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my ultraviolet (UV) work
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Home Made Soft Focus lens for 8X10 Jim Galli Working with Medium & Large Format Cameras 7 May 5th, 2014 07:27 AM
Fern and spider Grass: Soft Focus in a B&W Image with A Principal Element blurred! Asher Kelman Art Theory: Idea workshop. 7 August 24th, 2010 01:00 PM
Canon EOS focusing strategy Doug Kerr Canon Eos Mount DSLRs 3 July 2nd, 2010 09:02 AM
Wollensak 14.5 Inch Verito Soft Focus 8X10 Lens Jim Galli Buy and Sell Photo Equipment: Excess gear by participating members. Pictures please! 0 November 6th, 2008 10:50 AM
Understanding and selecting lenses Rhys Sage Layback Cafe 13 September 13th, 2008 08:47 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:19 PM.


Posting images or text grants license to OPF, yet of such remain with its creator. Still, all assembled discussion 2006-2017 Asher Kelman (all rights reserved) Posts with new theme or unusual image might be moved/copied to a new thread!