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Missing by ash Missing by ash
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, November 2002
Canon EOS 300, Fuji Neopan 400 rated 250, scanned neg
handheld in dodgy light, so apologies for the slight blur
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narang99 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002
Yah those lense are better, 100-400 is the real shit, thats what yah want, But 1,000 pounds 1/30 and down you get camera shake, 1/30 you can get away with if yah have a steady hand, Wideangel and Telaphoto is what the press use..
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acrophile Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002   Photographer
Oh man ash, you truly are a wonderful teacher!! I knew camera shake was worse the more you zoomed, but I never knew there was a rule about it... that makes perfect sense! I also understand DOF vs focal length a lot more now...

In case anyone around devart hasn't found out yet (are you under a rock??), ash is the MAN. :D (Big Grin)
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ash Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002
By the way that rule of thumb applies to 35mm cameras; I suspect it'll be different for digital cameras with different sized CCDs. Maybe it's the equivalent lens length ... who knows.
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ash Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002
I do wish the post/sign were sharper (what happened there?)

I was trying to shoot from a reasonable distance (2 meters or so), to get a narrow field of view, and so was using a reasonably long lens length (about 80mm?) so needed to keep the shutter speeds faster than 1/80s in order to reliably avoid handshake blur. As you may know the rule of thumb to avoid handshake is to keep the shutter speed faster than the lens length, ie. for a lens length of n mm, use a shutter speed of 1/n s or faster. But there wasn't much light so even at the widest aperture (f5.6?) the shutter speeds were strictly speaking too slow, probably around 1/30s. Lately I've started taking chances, on the basis that sometimes you're lucky and the shot comes out ok, and because often there just isn't enough light, and because I want to practice having steady hands :) (Smile) I took two versions of this shot but the other one was worse.

I could have gone in closer and used a wider lens setting, even right down to 28mm which would have meant I only needed shutter speeds of 1/28s or faster and the pole would probably have been sharp as a pin. But then the shot would have been very different: the pole would have been distorted instead of flat, a lot of distracting background would have been visible due to the wideangle lens, and everything would have been pretty much in focus with no blurring of the background (since depth of field becomes much deeper at shorter lens lengths). As it turned out I probably should have gone in closer another meter or so, as the best compromise.

What I'd really like is one of those sexy image stabilising lenses that Canon make, if anyone wants to buy me one :D (Big Grin) An EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM would do nicely..

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acrophile Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002   Photographer
very expressive piece... love the composition and the heavy grain... I do wish the post/sign were sharper (what happened there?)

Anyway, great work as always ash. Nod
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dougbtn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002  Professional Photographer
Interesting, missing the missing.
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kalayl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2002
strong - especially with the paper missing half its middle bit.
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cmasters Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002
This I'm liking! VERY nice job on this. I used to do photo. Looking to get back in, buying a digital when budget permits.
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spoco2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002
Yup... totally missing... gone.

Excellent... I wonder if all missing people pass through such stages... from the panic of loosing them, through the drastic search, continuing into the concerted, yet somewhat resigned search, and then followed by forgetting them and life going on....

hmmm.
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movie-wizard Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002   Photographer
I love it! With the people looking like they are dissapearing... Awesome!
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m4tik Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002  Professional Photographer
yup, good subject and idea :) (Smile)
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king-kong Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002   Photographer
nice contrasts, and killer subject. I like the message.. very forming of emotion. the people are a bit distracting, but theyre so faded it isnt much of a big deal.

-c
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funkygeek Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002   Photographer
Great shot, very nice focus, makes you stop and look :D (Big Grin) great!
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zodiac-taurus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002
sweet.
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wbbrs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002
Man this is one great shot, very emotional! Kind of harsh! Love it, instant fav!
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wbbrs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2002
Damn that's hard! This is one emotional shot! GREAT, love the lightning. Instant fav!
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