Assignment 5 revisited

May 22, 2011

f/2,8
1/60
iso 200

The handle of the dish with the greens is intruding into the vertical space above the subject, blurred in the DoF but still intrusive. Not a lot I can do to repair this, I’m not about to completely re-do the recipe.

f/2,8
1/60
iso 200

A nice, clean image, in my opinion. wide-open aperture chosen to give a limited depth of field.

f/5
1/60
iso 200

This image corrected from the original post, the wooden spoon cropped out of shot. A more closed aperture this time to give a little more DofF but still having it trail off to a soft background.

f/2,8
1/60
iso 200

Back to the Max-aperture in this one for a more pronounced Bokeh effect. I was advised to lighten the highlights a little, which I’ve done.

f/2,8
1/60
iso 200

No real criticism for this image, a keeper.

f/8
1/60
iso 200

Another one with little or no criticism from my tutor so left alone. I have been using a max-aperture of f/2,8 in most of these images to recreate that “cookbook” image look rather than a “technical handbook” illustration. This shot was actually more of a technical illustration and therefore, by using a mid-range aperture setting, sharper from front to rear.

f/8
1/60
iso 200

Again no problems with this image. f/8 was the choice or aperture due to the top-down nature of the shot.

f/8
1/60
iso 200

Another “no problem” shot. Left as-is.

f/5
1/60
iso 200

This is a replacement image. I totally agreed with my tutor when he said the original was “disappearing out of shot” to the top-left and it was duly binned. f/5 giving a subtle blur to the background while keeping the main subject reasonably sharp from front to back.

f/2,8
1/60
iso 200

Back to max-bokeh for this “atmospheric” shot of the final finish.

f/2,8
1/50
iso 800

The original top-down shot of the finished plate was indeed flawed, not sharp from pie to knife & fork, wrong choice of f/stop. This replacement is much more of a pleasing shot, the use of bokeh adding to the atmospheric “cookbook” style of imagery.

f/5,6
1/30
iso 800

This final shot of the series was intended to show the whole eggs through the pie. At f/5,6 a little less wide open aperture for a sense of bokeh. Could perhaps have done with an even more closed-down aperture, say f/8 for a touch less bokeh, but I ate it all so it’s too late now.

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