At the Pond

This is some sort of attempt to increase an image's tension by applying a rather high aspect ratio in order to get some "panorama style" image. While looking through the viewfinder I found it pretty difficult to judge how the image would turn out when cropping away most of its top and bottom. However, I'm rather happy with the result — happy enough for posting it.

Post processing is nothing unusual: Desaturating the image, local contrast enhacements as well as darkening the top and bottom border. Although I shot this image wide open with my 85/1.8 I found the background still too clear: To get a better "bokeh" I, in the end, applied some decent focus blur. I've added the original image so you can get an impression of how this changed the background.

Image added on Sun, September 5th 2010, 10:30PM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF 85 f/1.8 USM
Add. Equipment: -
Focal Length: 85mm (x1.6 = 136mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/2000s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO Speed: ISO100
Date & Time: Sun, September 5th 2010, 1:51PM

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