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Title: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: lucy on September 09, 2015, 22:14:15
Let us show the best unsharp photos ever. It is actually more difficult than you think getting a good one?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 09, 2015, 22:21:30
Welcome to the forum Lucy. I hope you learn much here.

I am not sure what your intention was here - I assume you intended for this photo to be out of focus? If this was just a mis-hap - it's at least good in composition...  -  I think....
If you shot this (whatever this is) with the intention of having the objects out of focus - please share your thoughts as I am a bit lost here.

There are some great photographers on this site, and I am sure you will get lots of feedback - some positive, and some lost like me. But don't take it personally - we are all here to learn from one another.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 09, 2015, 22:47:57
Welcome to the forum Lucy. Unsharp by focus or unsharp by movement or either?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 09, 2015, 23:03:14
This might be true defocusing ?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 09, 2015, 23:26:46
Good point Bjørn.
But it is important (to me) to understand the poster's though process - either way.



Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: frankv on September 09, 2015, 23:33:26
Welcome to the community Lucy!

Great idéa. I see four legged animals of some sort. Brilliant presentation, and brilliant inspiration. Must dig into the archives, but I don't think I have anything that suits. So off to creating an "defocused" image......

-frank-
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on September 09, 2015, 23:36:20
Welcome Lucy... :-) I see the "Baa baa black sheep" (but I read the title)! Now to do that on purpose is something I haven't yet tried ! Nice idea :-)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 09, 2015, 23:52:21
At least there were clear intentions in this sequence ... Perhaps too much of the frames are sharp in the present context, though.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jan Anne on September 10, 2015, 00:36:32
Ever is big word but this is one from last year I really like.

Went for a stroll in the park to test a new lens I bought online in Austria when this creature walked my way so flipped the LCD screen, preset the focus, moved the camera below eye level and took the shot of this rare kangaroo dog hybrid ;)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/11032135913_85eff00bde_b.jpg)
Sony a7R & Voigtlander 15/4.5 LTM
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 10, 2015, 01:18:08
I remember sitting in a bus to the Tuscany Photographic Workshop in 2005 having a discussion with a famous
German publisher about conscious composition with zero sharp parts in Photography.

Later he presented the fruit of our discussion to the plenum of the workshop. A perfect rendition of my conceptual work.

On flickr you find my set called "blur" presenting some aspects of my experimental work that lead me to the concept.

 https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ngudu/sets/506895/ (https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ngudu/sets/506895/)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 10, 2015, 08:36:53
Unsharp is a very wide area. For 1,5 year I  only shot out of focus (or bokeh/background orientated). Quite useful. It's a bit of a pity I lost the complete selection in Murphy-influenced computer breakdowns.

Anyway, still lots of unsharp photo's everywere ;)  Here one of the Dutch trainway stations.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Mikes on September 10, 2015, 09:10:06
Barcelona, 2008 - shot in haste. Colorful, though.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 10, 2015, 09:14:18
the message body is left empty

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5700/21091201049_3e974ff36c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 10, 2015, 10:16:04
I have a master's degree in not getting photos in focus :)
Here is one from Cres :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 10, 2015, 10:37:17
nice colours Jakov  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 10, 2015, 10:42:19
Jakov: the blur circles of your flower shot are quite sharp !!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Erik Lund on September 10, 2015, 10:44:55
Elsa, it's the exact same tones as your first image in this thread:
http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=1413.0
 ;D

Nice images all so far in this fun thread!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 10, 2015, 10:45:44
Yes, there is always room for improvement, Bjørn  :o
Thank you sweetie Elsa  :-*
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 10, 2015, 11:23:22
Jakov, I can do unsharp flowers as well ....

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 10, 2015, 11:48:21
I know you can  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on September 10, 2015, 12:27:28
Unsharp is a very wide area. For 1,5 year I  only shot out of focus (or bokeh/background orientated). Quite useful. It's a bit of a pity I lost the complete selection in Murphy-influenced computer breakdowns.

Anyway, still lots of unsharp photo's everywere ;)  Here one of the Dutch trainway stations.

Quite some nice and interesting "unsharp" images, but IMHO yours is plain awesome John!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on September 10, 2015, 12:59:02
Perhaps this one?

"Cold Forest"

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1461310111.jpg)


(From the one year challenge in the old forum.)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Erik Lund on September 10, 2015, 13:01:54
Forest Blues! fantastic capture... it's so clean looking, really demonstrates that sharpness is overrated  ;D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Connan on September 10, 2015, 18:20:03
Des this count?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 10, 2015, 18:24:41
Thank you, Hans. 

Something yello...

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 10, 2015, 18:31:02
Hm. Is it about time to differentiate between "unsharp images", in which the main subject also is unsharp, and "unsharp backgrounds"? Seems the two are being lumped into one.

Just throwing out an idea here.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on September 10, 2015, 20:27:47
I have more blurry shots thant I thought :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on September 10, 2015, 21:07:21
unsharp dog on sharp leg
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 10, 2015, 21:17:36
Hm. Is it about time to differentiate between "unsharp images", in which the main subject also is unsharp, and "unsharp backgrounds"? Seems the two are being lumped into one.

Just throwing out an idea here.
Two different topics?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 10, 2015, 21:22:10
I'm just asking. Perhaps people don't differentiate the two? I certainly do, but each to their own.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 10, 2015, 21:57:29
Lucy, what do you think of this one (culturally speaking) :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 10, 2015, 22:25:14
I am the King of Unsharp, but not by choice.

(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/The-Flower-Fields/i-8Qc5hh4/0/X3/IMG_8487-X3.jpg)

(http://www.garyayala.com/Events/Aric-Drum-Off-2/i-pw4hcMx/0/O/GRAB0579.jpg)

(http://www.garyayala.com/Events/WHS-Talent-Show-2013/i-J3FFfCF/0/O/GRAB0711.jpg)

(http://www.garyayala.com/Photography/Black-Whites/i-68Dx8hx/0/L/Nic-4---HP-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 10, 2015, 22:28:02
My desktop image for several years...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: stenrasmussen on September 10, 2015, 22:32:59
Mine.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jacques on September 11, 2015, 00:39:36
A contribution ........

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5739/21306607765_e5f5ef394b_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anthony on September 11, 2015, 00:41:43
Cheetah hunting, Sabi Sabi at dusk, October 2010.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on September 11, 2015, 01:40:38
Forest Blues! fantastic capture... it's so clean looking, really demonstrates that sharpness is overrated  ;D
Thanks Erik for the kind words. I must admit it is an image I can get back to and say I really like. It took quite a few tries to get something that worked for me.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 11, 2015, 07:57:53
Øivind: while the subject might be have done times before, this execution is excellent and really stands out from the crowd. I can well understand you are pleased with it. A tiny bit lifted in brightness might  make it even better, but this is a matter of taste more than a requirement.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 11, 2015, 10:09:25
i must have a ton of unsharp images but unprocessed,

Cph by night

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7523/15677832686_6325d44094_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on September 12, 2015, 16:38:27
So much good stuff, mine is not as good. Want to share anyway, unsharp on purpose.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn J on September 12, 2015, 16:47:35
Sten, that face is fantastic, I love it. Personally I would crop it a bit, but that's nitpicking.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Raaj on September 15, 2015, 23:51:01
Let us show the best unsharp photos ever. It is actually more difficult than you think getting a good one?


Ok, I'll play! :)


These certainly aren't the best or anything like that.  Just an experiment carried out a while ago.


(http://www.chiaroscurostudio.com/img/s/v-2/p201452895-6.jpg)


(http://www.chiaroscurostudio.com/img/s8/v14/p444648682-6.jpg)


(http://www.chiaroscurostudio.com/img/s3/v45/p308725486-6.jpg)


Cheers!
   -raaj
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 16, 2015, 02:54:10
Raaj: I love the Self portrait. In general the "Full Frame OOF" technique allows for another kind of compositions.

Because there is less structural definition, there are more color blob relations and the rendering of the OOF part (all in this case) becomes more important too.

After some experiments with DEFOCUSSING I found it to be more interesting to MOVE THE CAMERA WHILE SHOOTING.

Then I took onto INVERSE PANNING, by shooting still standing subjects from a driving car. Background was my customner took me with him in his car to cover events all over Germany. Because we were on his time table we would not step out unless we neded to.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 16, 2015, 09:32:42
My favourite (and hated) unsharp image wasnt taken by me - but is OF me.
Me - coming off the boat (salt wind and water) and looking like shit - but I am with Dolf Lundgren. Oh my-  is he a nice guy!

At least the trees behind me are in focus
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on September 16, 2015, 11:13:18
Øivind: while the subject might be have done times before, this execution is excellent and really stands out from the crowd. I can well understand you are pleased with it. A tiny bit lifted in brightness might  make it even better, but this is a matter of taste more than a requirement.
Thanks Bjørn for the kind words. While I intended for a somewhat dark and intimidating atmosphere, I think I agree, and in particular when displayed against the white background of the forum - I will evaluate at a slightly lighter version next time I touch it.

Lot of nice contributions here, on this page I particularly like the ones of  Gary, Akira and Sten.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 16, 2015, 12:29:51
So, at last, there is a guy able to intimidate Elsa !! Never thought that would happen :D

I assume he was eligible according to your list of requirements, though.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 16, 2015, 12:36:02
nah - but he has a really beautiful wife and 2 girls, well brought up and have great manners. met them all
it was my 5 minutes of "almost" fame though.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 16, 2015, 16:14:01
I love these images ... but Sten Rasmussen's face shot stands out as truly exceptional.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 16, 2015, 18:07:04
Agreed - love that one Sten .
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on September 16, 2015, 22:50:25
at my niece wedding, hijacking the official funny picture taking ... with no flash
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Raaj on September 17, 2015, 00:26:02
Agreed - love that one Sten .


+3!  Agree with Elsa and Gary - Sten's jam gets exceptional. 


Enjoyed all the other images too.  Gary, loved your set - some fine images there.


Bruno, love your wedding image.  Very creative!


cheers,
   -raaj
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: knb on September 17, 2015, 16:34:37
Defocused birch wood

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on September 17, 2015, 16:46:56

Bruno, love your wedding image.  Very creative!


Thanks Raaj but this is pure luck as the flash did not fire . My only creativity here was to not delete it before checking :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 17, 2015, 17:55:18
Bruno, Raaj, Kjetil simply great!
I love them BLURRYYYYYYY :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: knb on September 17, 2015, 19:33:32
Thanks Jakov. As the "king of blur" I am not very surprised that you like blurry pictures. I do find your first picture in this thread very pleasing. Akira's contribution also stands out, as well as others.

I'll add another with the 50mm f/1.2 fully open:
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 18, 2015, 16:52:10
Excellent imagery passing by,
this one isnot that spontaneously erroneous but created as such

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/683/21503470852_fb581bd52b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 18, 2015, 20:34:59
Defocused birch wood

WOW. If I see this one I am motivated to get back to my old addiction. From a 2005 exhibition of mine:

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on September 18, 2015, 20:55:51
Great last one, Frank.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on September 18, 2015, 21:28:14
Nikon V1 and Heligon 42/0.75

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: simato73 on September 18, 2015, 21:43:04
At the time I thought it was an interesting idea to take this image focussed at the minimum distance.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on September 18, 2015, 23:06:59
Great shots everyone.

Here are my unsharp photos from Portland, OR:
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 18, 2015, 23:33:34
Chip: the BW Bridge Ride. Great Dynamics.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 19, 2015, 13:04:06
What a lot of great shots! Sharp images looks a bit boring after watching this collection  ;D

I can't decide if these are unsharp enough for this subject but I posted them anyway.

 
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on September 19, 2015, 13:49:54
Lars, this last one is a real wall hanger IMHO. So much going on in the picture!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 19, 2015, 16:00:20
Lars. Bark rendering Shark. Echt Stark. (German = Really strong).
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 19, 2015, 16:34:26
Thanks Hans - much appreciated!

Vielen Dank, Frank! Could be a nice title  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anirban Halder on September 19, 2015, 19:17:11
What a lot of great shots! Sharp images looks a bit boring after watching this collection  ;D
I so very much agree with Lars. It feels sharpness is so overrated after seeing this thread.  8)
Here's my fav unsharp photo from 2009, Lake Harriet Park, Minneapolis.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anirban Halder on September 19, 2015, 19:26:21
And my other fav, sunrise at 35000ft.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 19, 2015, 21:47:28
Maybe this one. D700, 85/1.4, flash did not fire, hence a pretty long exposure.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anirban Halder on September 20, 2015, 12:08:16
Maybe this one. D700, 85/1.4, flash did not fire, hence a pretty long exposure.
... and still an excellent shot Airy.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 20, 2015, 14:04:13
Purely by chance. I have more shots of the same person, but none display that <Mona Lisa> smile.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Somnath Goswami on September 20, 2015, 15:10:53
beautiful unsharp images. this one is from a dismounted nikkor 50 1..4 ais on a D700

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2808/12613987225_1f74d64025_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 20, 2015, 23:58:13
I confess I shot this plannned for this thread, while on the way to shoot an impressive spider hanging in the stair case
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: rorinator on September 21, 2015, 11:29:56
Here are a few "unsharp" portraits. The one of my grandmother was on a 135/2.8. The girl with her eyes closed is with a 50/1.8d at 2.8, and the girl with coffee is my 50/1.2 wide open. That one's only "unsharp" because the DOF was too thin to include both of her eyes :P
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jan Anne on September 21, 2015, 11:53:53
The real question here is of course who's alter ego Lucy Diamond is?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 21, 2015, 12:29:35
Who cares about the starter - the thread is about the results ....
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: lucy on September 21, 2015, 13:13:41
Never mind. Bring them on ....
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 21, 2015, 13:17:33
in the flowers up the west coast with Bjørn and Richard
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 21, 2015, 13:25:21
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/730/21595240205_129a297f30_b.jpg)

IR-unselfie
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Birna Rørslett on September 21, 2015, 13:54:16
Seeing all these images, one wonders whether AF ever can be expected to work :D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 21, 2015, 14:26:50
Seeing all these images, one wonders whether AF ever can be expected to work :D

we should even question the necessity of focussing as an important means of photographic expression

focussing is for the weak and people documenting the inner value of their expensive glass....

hahaha...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on September 21, 2015, 14:28:53
To be honest this thread is the best photography thread I have ever seen. I'm too modest to post my own shots yet but I'm getting there. Thanks to the starter and thanks to Nikongear staff. This is awesome!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 21, 2015, 14:36:42
Up beyond the Arctic Circle, light becomes magical.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 21, 2015, 14:52:55
Never mind. Bring them on ....

Hi lucy ... I feel the real name policy is still there but not enforced?

Yet, the "blown heads" are very cool.

I saw a show at a museum once and the artist's signature was: ALL heads blown ... headshots .... hahaha
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 21, 2015, 18:11:01
The full name policy is now implemented on NG. All new registered members have to fill out the information requested. Plus we have searched for name information from all previously registered members.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 21, 2015, 18:45:31
One of the beginning of a series (or the end)...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on September 21, 2015, 19:53:15
A Particularly nice photo Lucy.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 21, 2015, 20:10:03
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/730/21595240205_129a297f30_b.jpg)

IR-unselfie

very cool shot. Street. IR. Defocussed. Motion blur. Super Edit.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 21, 2015, 20:32:51
No matter, (I hope,) a sharp element seems to intrude.

(http://www.pbase.com/emueller/image/161351695/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 22, 2015, 03:51:35
A pinhole is a good tool for the unsharp image, especially when combined with a longer exposure time.  :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 22, 2015, 05:43:10
(http://www.garyayala.com/Sports/Santa-Anita-Work-Out/i-CQD6Hjh/0/O/IMG_7055.jpg)

(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/Hollywood/i-MSDSFqD/1/O/IMG_1582.jpg)
Death Takes a Holiday

(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/Downtown-Disney/i-FxSPQ3k/0/L/IMG_8895-a-L.jpg)

(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/Los-Olivas-7812/i-9bXz9sF/0/X2/P7080138-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on September 22, 2015, 06:20:13
Messed up the focus on this one - thank goodness for this thread :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on September 22, 2015, 11:30:51
Just browsed through my "Sold" portfolio and there must be hundreds of my unsharp images sold over the years. In fact, by not deleting them straight away in the normal manner, I have earned tens of thousands of dollars. Should be food for thought ??

Just do note that the same way a photo isn't necessary outstanding because it is super sharp,  an unsharp image isn't great because of the lack of sharpness. Worth keep in mind.

Here are a few images that have netted me thousands of dollars *each*. I could easily add a hundred more.

"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept" - how very true.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: knb on September 22, 2015, 15:55:55
Lots of nice images still coming up...

I'll add a couple of birds:
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 22, 2015, 16:04:48
Lots of nice images still coming up...

I'll add a couple of birds:

I wish that was mine.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 22, 2015, 16:09:25
Kjetil your birds are truly inspirational!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 22, 2015, 16:52:23
Kjetil Narum Bakken! I envy every single shot you post. Some higher inspiration. The force is strong in you.
Keep enlighting us!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: knb on September 22, 2015, 17:29:16
Gary, Jakov, Frank: You are way too kind.
Luckily for me a problem (too little available light) could be turned into the solution.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on September 22, 2015, 18:44:17
Bjørn, I particularly like #4

KNB - bravo!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 22, 2015, 18:55:22
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5818/21604018896_383df6e43c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on September 22, 2015, 22:38:56
Kjetil, these are much more birds than many bird pictures I've seen

500/4 AI-P handheld at dusk. I was naïve :)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 22, 2015, 22:56:21
Both involved, camera movement, multiple exposures and, in the first one, some outlines, using "find edges."

(http://www.pbase.com/emueller/image/117765755/original.jpg)





(http://www.pbase.com/emueller/image/119095869/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 22, 2015, 23:05:50
All photos are nice. How can they not be they are blurry. But these last two that Eb posted are like paintings, really impressive.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 22, 2015, 23:15:10
WOW.  More impressive than any aquarelle painting I know.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Sash on September 23, 2015, 00:06:14
..
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 23, 2015, 07:36:19
For fun, floral blur by multiple exposures.

(http://www.pbase.com/emueller/image/161374709/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 23, 2015, 08:12:35
Rather daft, but the hand was still and everything else moved!

(http://www.pbase.com/emueller/image/161375456/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: smusesuse on September 23, 2015, 08:19:53
Wow, Kjetil's birds and Eb's trees... just wow!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Erik Lund on September 23, 2015, 09:13:46
Fantastic birds!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Sash on September 23, 2015, 15:44:16
..
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on September 24, 2015, 11:30:14
Waberer's

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5681/21647493072_f999ae2ddf_o.jpg)



Horseback riding

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/780/20979530455_fbd62426d5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 24, 2015, 22:45:27
Some more, and yet a different style of blur. Guess who the culprit was...

*** Crossing the tramway line *** (March 2011)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 25, 2015, 11:04:23
Airy!
The train is coming!

I love this shot, it appeals to emotion beyond grip.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 25, 2015, 11:15:20
but did you guess the culprit, gearwise ?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 25, 2015, 15:06:15
no idea
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on September 25, 2015, 15:59:14
Airy, I also love the train.  Mirror lens?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 25, 2015, 16:08:43
Precisely. De-focussed Tamron 500/8, IIRC.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 25, 2015, 16:19:02
(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/One-Lens-Getty/i-W7ZCBmw/1/O/IMG_3775.jpg)

(http://www.garyayala.com/Sports/Santa-Anita-Work-Out/i-Vcf7X2t/1/O/IMG_9924.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 25, 2015, 17:10:45
Some more, and yet a different style of blur. Guess who the culprit was...

*** Crossing the tramway line *** (March 2011)

I remembered "Mysteron" (remember Captain Scarlet?).
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 25, 2015, 17:19:26
Captain scarlet from Thunderbirds ? sure ! but I'll have to google Mysteron.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 25, 2015, 17:31:19
Captain scarlet from Thunderbirds ? sure ! but I'll have to google Mysteron.

Captain Scarlet was produced by the same crew as that of Thunderbird, but they are two different series.  You would smile when you google and know what I meant with Mysteron.  :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: rosko on September 25, 2015, 18:42:17
.

What a thread !  ;D

The time I was looking for an image to post, 5 pages came out !

BTW,  I am not sure that all images meet the requirements, though... ;)


Here : my image is both blur and overexposed, but we can tell this girl has a pretty face.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 26, 2015, 00:05:13
50/1.2 wide open magic
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 26, 2015, 00:07:42
Airy: the important parts are not very un-sharp. This is more of the "tasteful nude" stuff?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 26, 2015, 00:31:52
Could also be. Apart from one curve, all is fuzzy, starting with the shoulder in the foreground.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 26, 2015, 07:53:26
I see focussed nipples clearly popping out from wonderful bokeh. This is Elsa stuff. She is the expert in that field.

And I find the picture to be very sexy. There seems to be some silkwork with a skin filter to make sharp parts softer.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 26, 2015, 12:13:10
Thanks for appreciation. No filtering whatsoever., no reduction  of clarity. The lens is the filter.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 27, 2015, 05:49:52
There is no risk that this topic will quit.

(http://www.pbase.com/emueller/image/142897014/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 27, 2015, 08:47:13
Amazing photo Eb! The colors are magical and the photo is blurry, what else could one wish for :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 27, 2015, 13:32:51
Blurred today.  :D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on September 27, 2015, 20:21:10
A late summer day
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Mike G on September 27, 2015, 21:40:49
Love it Akira, very modern art like.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 27, 2015, 21:44:04
Love it Akira, very modern art like.

Thanks Mike.  Sometimes it is nice to forget to turn on the image stabilization.  :D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 28, 2015, 05:35:20
Amazing photo Eb! The colors are magical and the photo is blurry, what else could one wish for :)
Thanks, Jakov.  It is rare that I pursue blurry compositions, yet I seem to have my fair share - including the accidental ones!  Perhaps that is true for most of us.   ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 28, 2015, 05:38:58
Blurred today.  :D
Amazing look alike to a mastodon!  Very fortunate accident!  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 28, 2015, 06:05:30
Amazing look alike to a mastodon!  Very fortunate accident!  ;)

Thanks, Eb!  That would work ONLY every once in a long while...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on September 28, 2015, 20:00:40
Airy - nice nips!

Eb, you inspired me to remember a similar shot!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 29, 2015, 07:03:28
(http://www.garyayala.com/Events/WHS-Talent-Show-2015/i-zGZTJQV/0/O/_GP18069.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 29, 2015, 08:05:49
Airy - nice nips!

Eb, you inspired me to remember a similar shot!
Yes, I like that one of yours, too, Akira!  Ditto re: your comment on Airy's!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: armando_m on September 29, 2015, 15:00:51
unsharp it is

(https://armando-m.smugmug.com/photos/i-QcMV4Ms/0/O/i-QcMV4Ms.jpg)

fun thread
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on September 29, 2015, 15:24:03
Man Armando, there is a lot of unsharpness going on.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on September 29, 2015, 20:21:23
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5678/21801565192_75ee353fa1_b.jpg)

way too sharp
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on September 29, 2015, 20:27:33
never mind - beautiful
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 29, 2015, 21:57:22
unsharp it is

fun thread
This is a really exciting image, Armando!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 30, 2015, 03:28:18
Never mind. Bring them on ....

Oh, man, this image looks familiar... ;D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on September 30, 2015, 04:23:53
Yes, I like that one of yours, too, Akira!  Ditto re: your comment on Airy's!
Sorry, Chip, my comment should have been directed to you!  Take from Akira and give to Chip - done!   :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on September 30, 2015, 17:26:05
Thanks Eb - sweet justice  8)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 01, 2015, 00:06:29
I have quite a few of these :)
Here is one from Schwarzwald.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Eb on October 02, 2015, 06:39:11
I have quite a few of these :)
Here is one from Schwarzwald.
It is so very nice, Jakov.  But can't quite figure this out with the shadows.  Is the distant scene a mural?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 02, 2015, 08:22:31
Thanks, Eb.
It is a trick that I found out about from Bjørn during our GetTogether.
Think in terms of reflections...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 02, 2015, 08:34:13
This is one of many favourites ... Dubai City in a desert storm apparently.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 03, 2015, 23:45:36
falling child
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 03, 2015, 23:56:40
from a rooftop
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: rosko on October 04, 2015, 00:26:53
''Flight of common Cranes landing soon''.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on October 04, 2015, 13:40:53
I'm not sure if these qualify? Panning with flash:


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5786/21924553462_ceb80e5a3b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zpp4Us)
_D3S2298c (https://flic.kr/p/zpp4Us) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr



(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/612/21946357351_dc95d69d92_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zrjPrz)
_D3S2264b (https://flic.kr/p/zrjPrz) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on October 04, 2015, 16:33:10
Again, the 50/1.2 performing his antics
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on October 05, 2015, 03:57:27
D300 Tamron 60mm
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on October 07, 2015, 08:04:25
An unsharp result of a waterfall
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on October 07, 2015, 08:50:44
Frank - I dig your pic!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on October 07, 2015, 14:09:50
This is one of many favourites ... Dubai City in a desert storm apparently.

This is great. Ominous!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 08, 2015, 10:04:52
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5732/21882119005_26c02640a6_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5796/21882119465_934b33a244_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on October 08, 2015, 10:32:34
Last one is most effective, especially if you crop away the blue on the top
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 08, 2015, 11:44:05
Fons, these are nice. Which lens did you use?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 08, 2015, 13:31:59
This must qualify for this thread: no camera used at all so maximum unsharpness ....

(however, clients didn't know, so they bought it)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 08, 2015, 13:36:11
Fons, these are nice. Which lens did you use?


Taken with the nikkor 35mm f/1.4 ais but i cant remember if I used an extension ring like K1,
memory fails me here now.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 08, 2015, 13:38:10
This must qualify for this thread: no camera used at all so maximum unsharpness ....

(however, clients didn't know, so they bought it)

free unlensing :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 08, 2015, 14:35:22
People obsessed with image sharpness sometimes can do themselves a favour by thinking outside the box for a while.

There might even be money in it ....

This image was really an accident, as I automatically pushed the shutter release when I stepped out of my car and didn't realise immediately the snow covered mirrorlike ice underneath.  You fall hard in those cases, but I had heard the camera went off so checked the display to see the image taken. Well, a pattern of sorts had been captured, so didn't delete the file.

Submitted it to my stock agency and a couple of days later it had sold for $1000.

I'm sure there is a lesson of morale hidden here?

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 08, 2015, 19:17:35
More unsharp images that have been published ....

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 08, 2015, 19:19:26
... and more ....
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 09, 2015, 15:25:59
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5790/21430466104_001a9fdacf_b.jpg)

sunny Octobers' day
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 10, 2015, 10:10:04

I forgot about this old film scan of a 300mm capture from the Yukon Quest start:

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p1541220257.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on October 10, 2015, 11:49:40
Whoaa ... Øivind, that's spectacular!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 11, 2015, 09:49:55
pulling my toes  8)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 11, 2015, 12:43:00
Jakov: those hairy legs are easy to spot ....
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on October 11, 2015, 15:59:33
During bridge-maintenance which involved two cranes to replace the bridge...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 12, 2015, 09:20:50
The boy is 10, 11, 13?

He does not look like he knows what he is doing, yet he seems to be fully involved.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on October 12, 2015, 09:25:40
Yes Frank  ;)

I guess not older than 12, fully busy with his new gear, I suppose.  Forgetting the complete world around him.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on October 12, 2015, 18:29:44
... fully busy with his new gear, I suppose.  Forgetting the complete world around him.

Like a photographer then  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 12, 2015, 18:38:48
Hans.... hahaha ... you nailed it.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 13, 2015, 23:17:20
serious fun on the playground
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on October 14, 2015, 03:44:13
crossing
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: rosko on October 15, 2015, 18:11:31
Never mind ! They were old anyway...(Coprinopsis atramentaria)

Picturesquely speaking, I don't think this image is horrible, though. ;)

I have the same sharp version but I prefer that one.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 15, 2015, 18:24:32
Perhaps expressing the vision of the photographer after eating this mushroom and enjoying alcoholic beverages concomitantly?  :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on October 15, 2015, 19:02:36
:D

She never saw this result ;)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: charlie on October 16, 2015, 03:21:50
dolphin spotter
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bill De Jager on October 16, 2015, 04:49:38
This one has one small area of sharpness- I hope that doesn't disqualify it!  Unfortunately I forgot to turn on the RAW file feature so all I have is this JPG.   Taken with a Sony A6000 and 50/1.8 Sony lens.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on October 17, 2015, 21:58:16
Not necessarily my best, but here goes anyway. Shot during our NG trip in September.

#1 Dinner with wine
#2 Swirlies (car lights @ night)
#3 Tram during evening stroll
#4 Looong trees
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 17, 2015, 22:37:34
Nice photos Hans!
Here is my daughter from today standing on front of a Zenit lens with the mandatory iPhone in her hands :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: pluton on October 18, 2015, 19:08:07
Jakov, very nice unsharp shot that tells a story.  I do wish you hadn't told us about the smartphone.  I think we'd have guessed it correctly, but now we'll never know.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 18, 2015, 19:10:42
Keith thanks!
ANd you are absolutely right, I should be more mysterious!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: rosko on October 19, 2015, 21:29:34
Perhaps expressing the vision of the photographer after eating this mushroom and enjoying alcoholic beverages concomitantly?  :)

 ;D ;D

Or smoking this mushroom ! :) :o



Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 19, 2015, 22:34:33
Francis, I like your bench photo! The greens and yellows!
(I have noticed you are growing tiny mushrooms on your sensor too  :))
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on October 19, 2015, 23:19:53
dolphin spotter

I love this, Charlie.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: rosko on October 20, 2015, 11:33:50
Francis, I like your bench photo! The greens and yellows!
(I have noticed you are growing tiny mushrooms on your sensor too  :))

I am glad you like it, Jakov !

You are right about my Df sensor : it needs to be cleaned. I don't know yet whether I'll do it by myself or leave the task to a specialist. ;)



Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 17:04:24
No problem finding "unsharp" photos when I browse my archives :D

This is a Mute Swan taken with D2X and 1000/11 Reflex-Nikkor + TC-301.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on October 20, 2015, 18:28:03
Ah, beautiful !
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 19:09:39
Since I'm due for a medical check-up tomorrow, what about this scene from the waiting room?

(D40x, 43-86 Zoom-Nikkor, a lens that all Nikon fans "know" is pretty useless)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 19:17:41
Another "poor" lens might be the 300 AFS f/2.8 Nikkor, at least Erik is selling his and after seeing the result (?) it makes, I can understand him ....

(Køge Bay, Denmark with Erik's 300/2.8 )


Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 20:19:27
Dedicated to Jakov and his "El Presidente"

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 20:37:23
I was asked to contribute a big print for an exhibition and came up with this, entitled "War Heroes" (done at the time of Operation Desert Storm)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 20, 2015, 20:58:05
All of them are wonderful, but you know that!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 21:31:38
Another, this time from the US deserts: "Our nuclear future"



Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 22:08:55
Another Heligon, this time the 75 mm f/1.1: "Black Bird Blue"
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jan Anne on October 20, 2015, 22:09:24
For a period the crew had the urge to make lenses from beer cans whenever we met, after a while we wanted more 8)

The Bear processing his catch of the day
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5746/22350202201_2a815f5601_o.jpg)
Nikon D800E & Laphroaig Quarter Cask 70cl, 4 seconds exposure, Norway 2013

Moi with one of our pinhole creations
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5789/21718489133_345ab44f7e_o.jpg)
Think Erik took this image, not sure though
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on October 20, 2015, 22:20:49
Nikon D800E & Laphroaig QA 100cl, 4 seconds exposure, Norway 2013
Iconic image and technical data!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jan Anne on October 20, 2015, 22:30:34
Nikon D800E & Laphroaig QA 100cl, 4 seconds exposure, Norway 2013
Iconic image and technical data!
And hugely inaccurate ::)

The main pinhole "lens" was the Laphroaig Quarter Cask 70cl case which was later made into a zoom lens by extending it with the QA 100cl. Kind of forgot if this image was taken with the single case or the stacked whisky cases, anyway I've updated my post.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 20, 2015, 22:33:56
Some techniques - guaranteed to give unsharp images - were 'easily' acquired in the ancient ages of film. Food for thought perhaps.

From my shooting of wind movement in grass-covered coastal heaths, a moderately successful capture;


 
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 21, 2015, 15:56:56
This IR picture showing a neolithic ritual stone ring might be too sharp to qualify?

(http://www.fotozones.com/live/uploads/1301338875/gallery_71_87742.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 21, 2015, 16:19:40
Bjørn did you also pan the camera in the film shot? How did those lines appear? A lovely image I must say!
The neolithic IR is suitable for the upcoming Halloween :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 21, 2015, 16:24:58
Jakov: the camera was stationary. In effect, one interchanges time and space in this kind of photography.

I believe finishing line target cameras used for horse racing employed a similar technique.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 21, 2015, 16:46:33
Returning now to an appropriate subject for the season: fallen leaves on a frozen surface. The following ones were taken in my back garden and the  subject is the same leaf for all of them. The main difference is the angle of incidence of the camera. Possiblities are virtually endless.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Asle Feten on October 21, 2015, 19:09:56
This one comes to mind.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5675/22175143158_704afd91cd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zMxpus)
Havhest (https://flic.kr/p/zMxpus) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 21, 2015, 19:19:59
Nicely panned and with an almost 3-d effect due to the shadow on the water surface as well.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 21, 2015, 23:49:05

Another old film scan. The poor victim is an arctic ground squirrel.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v91/p1574542147-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 22, 2015, 17:07:34
That fox found himself a sizeable morsel ... good on him.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 22, 2015, 17:09:53
Slowly climbing towards a better position, perhaps making it to the Top 100? From a book assignment some years ago, while film still reigned supreme.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 23, 2015, 09:59:33

A fresh IR one, Green Bike:

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v114/p1578965957.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 23, 2015, 13:30:39
Øivind the bike is beautiful!

I have a boat  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jan Anne on October 23, 2015, 17:56:54
Our first crew beercan shot during the NG Stavanger to Bergen trip in 2010. Everybody else was fast asleep while we were sitting in front of our rooms fooling around with beer cans, Erik's BR-2A reverse ring, Jakovs Norwegian flag and some duct tape I had tucked in my camera bag.

The result
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4022/4610309926_e4f62bdcb7_o.jpg)
Erik's D3 & Carlsberg 33cl

Erik & Bjørn taking the image
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1049/4609958511_41b9bdfb1d_o.jpg)
D3s & 50/1.2 Ai-S @ f/1.2

The Carlsberg 33cl pinhole lens in all its glory
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1098/4609958415_b223a68fa9_o.jpg)
D3s & 50/1.2 Ai-S @ f/1.2
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 23, 2015, 19:02:11
those were the days...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 23, 2015, 19:23:16
We even remembered to empty the beer cans first before embarking on the pinhole project.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 23, 2015, 19:26:09
how sweet it is... from the hip 8)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/774/22425043501_3c85fbe51a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on October 24, 2015, 05:56:10
Don't know how this happened...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: elsa hoffmann on October 24, 2015, 08:25:41
Øivind - I also love the green bike!
chip - nevermind  is a cool shot anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 24, 2015, 10:47:01
Øivind Tøien: You bikershot in reply #216 is wonderful. the sense of motion is stunning and I alsi like the painerty quality.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on October 24, 2015, 17:15:37
Triana bridge, foggy morning.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 25, 2015, 02:30:13
Thanks Jakov, Elsa and Frank for comments on the Green Bike.

Nice mystical atmosphere over the bridge, golunvolo.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on October 25, 2015, 08:22:21
I'd like to express my appreciation wrt green bike too.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 25, 2015, 09:41:41
i like the bridge by Paco, October is bridge month( sign of scales)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on October 25, 2015, 18:02:36
Thanks!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on October 25, 2015, 18:22:53
(http://www.garyayala.com/Travel/Santa-Monica/i-fX7f4bR/0/XL/Santa%20Monica%20-36-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on October 25, 2015, 20:24:33
Another good one... maybe time for voting ?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 25, 2015, 22:45:34
Airy, I wouldn't know which one to choose from all the masterpieces, but how about you make a top list of 5 and post it another thread for people to choose from ;)
Good idea!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on October 26, 2015, 06:24:20
Just kidding. Too cumbersome, unless there would be some kind of built-in functionality in the forum software.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 26, 2015, 08:35:43
I think it's an exercise in futility to select the "best" contribution. All are enjoyable in their own way. Photography is not the equivalent to sports or racing where the winner is obvious.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: stenrasmussen on October 26, 2015, 10:10:22
A couple of "oldies" from me past, shot in Paris, Cliffs of Moher and Stavanger respectively
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 26, 2015, 12:11:45
Sten: This IS a spookey series. Very inspirational. Naked children online are nowadays very difficult to accept for me, even in such a poetic presentation.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 26, 2015, 12:35:00
Sten: This IS a spookey series. Very inspirational. Naked children online are nowadays very difficult to accept for me, even in such a poetic presentation.

You are joking, true, Frank?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: stenrasmussen on October 26, 2015, 14:17:56
Sten: This IS a spookey series. Very inspirational. Naked children online are nowadays very difficult to accept for me, even in such a poetic presentation.

I have never posted a naked child anywhere, here included.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Olivier on October 26, 2015, 14:34:31
IR can be fun and deceptive, right?
I love the hands!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on October 26, 2015, 18:21:15
Very cool seire Sten. Captivated by the swimmer
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on October 26, 2015, 22:54:15
Trying to do macro with a V1 and a newly received 19mm TV Heligon by holding it manually inside the mount.
Attempt at Halloween picture with a wandering spider on the wall in low light, and a good dose of crop.

 
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on October 26, 2015, 23:19:18
Bruno, you can cross post this to the nightmare thread :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 27, 2015, 04:48:43
D7000, Nikkor-O 55/1.2.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Mikes on October 27, 2015, 05:00:35
Interesting perspective, Akira. Handheld? If so, not easy to do.

I like the subtle pastel colours.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 27, 2015, 05:15:32
Thanks, Mike.  Yes, this was shot handheld, but I think I was crawling to hold the camera with both elbows firmly based on the tatami.  :D

I liked the pentagonal symmetry of the ready-to-blossom carnation.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Olivier on October 27, 2015, 08:37:06
Yes Akira, the hard edges in a soft image work very well. I also like the simple colors. it was worth the effort!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 27, 2015, 08:47:33
A very gentle photo, Akira!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 27, 2015, 14:34:27
Olivier and Jakov, thanks for kind words.  Glad you like it!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on October 27, 2015, 17:19:57
You are joking, true, Frank?

No I am not joking. Sten says this is an adult (who only looks like a child) or a dressed child that looks naked so it is OK...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on October 30, 2015, 15:37:17
Akira, it is common practice to give names to rose varieties. This one could be called (Rrose) Sélavy.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 30, 2015, 20:37:26
Akira, it is common practice to give names to rose varieties. This one could be called (Rrose) Sélavy.

Airy, I'm afraid I don't remember whether or not it sneezed...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on October 30, 2015, 21:53:04
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/639/21992924284_84b81cd5f9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zvruaJ)
 (https://flic.kr/p/zvruaJ) by Joergen Ramskov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jramskov/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: rosko on October 31, 2015, 00:26:51
Hunt on a rainy day...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Andrew on November 07, 2015, 22:32:46
Tons of excellent stuff from Bear.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on November 10, 2015, 14:33:47
African night scene, in IR, hand held.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 10, 2015, 15:17:10
a long long time ago...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 11, 2015, 12:54:15
Failed attempt at Carduelis flammea in low light and, I can't remember, probably through double glazing but I kind of like it.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 11, 2015, 12:59:14
Hornet looking for a prey, too fast for me
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Alaun on November 16, 2015, 19:19:11
entering the stage (sorry one not so unsharp, but this was intended as a series)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on November 20, 2015, 20:55:21
The dark days with November rain...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 03, 2015, 21:49:36
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5746/22872170753_b77217c470_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on December 03, 2015, 22:11:28
Fons, I like #261 very much.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 04, 2015, 07:27:24
thanks Chip
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Tom Hook on December 04, 2015, 20:38:12
I can't remember if I posted this already in some other thread. I don't think so but my memory isn't what it used to be. :P
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on December 04, 2015, 21:12:35
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5746/22872170753_b77217c470_b.jpg)

Lovely. Very sweet blue and nice bokeh. 58G?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on December 04, 2015, 21:49:10
This one was listed on my latest monthly report from my stock agency. Obviously, a picture doesn't need to be sharp in order to sell. Actually, they paid me generously for it :D

Blurred by Speed

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on December 04, 2015, 21:54:57
Wonderful shot Fons.

Very nice Bjørn - that certainly looks speedy.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 05, 2015, 08:20:05
This one was listed on my latest monthly report from my stock agency. Obviously, a picture doesn't need to be sharp in order to sell. Actually, they paid me generously for it :D

Blurred by Speed

lovely


Wonderful shot Fons.

Very nice Bjørn - that certainly looks speedy.
Lovely. Very sweet blue and nice bokeh. 58G?

thanks

d800 24-70/2.8
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on December 05, 2015, 19:01:36
Great shots all! 

A color impression of the Tilburg fair, last summer.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 06, 2015, 00:45:56
John, it's great. I just feel you over sharpened the unsharp photo :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on December 06, 2015, 01:26:04
haha, thank you Jakov.  Yes, I think you are right, was a bit struggling to get the unsharp elements in, eh,  a 'better'  unsharp form....  Unsharpness is a learning process, I guess  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 07, 2015, 19:07:11
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/751/22961770984_c37f28d036_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 07, 2015, 22:09:05
Very well done, Fons. What lens is it? 35/1.4?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 07, 2015, 22:49:00
Bruno 50/1.4 sc auto
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 08, 2015, 19:35:39
You make me want to take mine off the shelf, except that it is the AIS version.
I like how the blur circles have the right size for the flowers.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on December 10, 2015, 11:43:19
then try to get a SC too. It is a very different lens in terms of blur, as you may see.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 10, 2015, 12:57:03
You make me want to take mine off the shelf, except that it is the AIS version.
I like how the blur circles have the right size for the flowers.

then try to get a SC too. It is a very different lens in terms of blur, as you may see.

Maybe we should move this topic

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5652/23568893481_dce04c1809_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on December 11, 2015, 06:58:48
Sigma 30mm @1.4
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 12, 2015, 13:02:40
A half empty wine bottle on a rainy day.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: armando_m on December 12, 2015, 15:07:16
Dali's drive
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 13, 2015, 15:34:09
then try to get a SC too. It is a very different lens in terms of blur, as you may see.

I've located an S version nearby in fair state at 50E. I'll get it on Monday.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on December 15, 2015, 16:40:24
John, it's great. I just feel you over sharpened the unsharp photo :)

  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2015, 14:04:51
Not sure whether it is unsharp enough, but anyway...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: armando_m on December 16, 2015, 16:02:53
Not sure whether it is unsharp enough, but anyway...
Really nice to see how the threads (what's the right name ?) get wider away from the focal point
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 16, 2015, 16:07:32
Really nice to see how the threads (what's the right name ?) get wider away from the focal point

vibrating strings
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chris Dees on December 16, 2015, 18:29:39
I have a master's degree in not getting photos in focus :)
Here is one from Cres :)

Beautiful colors. The Heligon?
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2015, 23:05:30
Really nice to see how the threads (what's the right name ?) get wider away from the focal point

Thanks, Armando.  "String" is the common term, as in "string instrument".  :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 16, 2015, 23:21:24
Beautiful colors. The Heligon?

not the heligon. the 60/2.8 micro.
thanks!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2015, 23:37:48
vibrating strings

Yes, they "look" like that!  :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Mikes on December 16, 2015, 23:58:58
Fons, #277 is a beautiful image. I really like the way the oof background seems to mirror the in-focus flower heads.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Mikes on December 16, 2015, 23:59:57
Yes, they "look" like that!  :)

Clever capture, Akira.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on December 17, 2015, 01:25:11
Clever capture, Akira.

Mike, the lens seems to be more clever than I am...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on December 17, 2015, 09:38:13
Bus. 

(Hope this one doesn't feel over-sharpened, Jakov  ;) )

Df with 85K
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 17, 2015, 14:48:43
Not over-sharpened at all.
Noisy though, might be that the bus is noisy :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on December 17, 2015, 15:43:22
hahaha   Yes, it's a night bus...
Title: Sharp(ish) and yet unsharp too
Post by: ColinM on December 18, 2015, 04:45:02
This thread has been fascinating to watch unfold (and I really like the way all these different "themes" have evolved over the last few months).

So here's my entry. Not really unsharp enough, yet with limited DOF and trying to take a handlheld macro the end result was always going to be a lottery

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/162127146/original.jpg)

(Is this really the state of my fingertips? Must ask for some manly handcream for Christmas!)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on December 23, 2015, 03:33:11
The lady wants more.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Kitanikkor on December 23, 2015, 04:32:49
Nice idea for a thread....

(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/6304/fJSvFI.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img911/2087/qDG3Hy.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img912/8149/tJb7Gu.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on December 28, 2015, 19:18:20
Near the Oregon/California border.  Nikon D300 w/ Sigma 30mm
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on December 28, 2015, 20:30:35
A year ago, we had snow...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 28, 2015, 21:19:11
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5636/23402350634_dbb54f9c61_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: ColinM on December 29, 2015, 16:02:14
Seeing the last entry from Fons made me think of this one.

My memory of this album cover from then 1970's was that the people were fuzzy because of bokeh. And in fact maybe that should be a New Year project for me. So I was slightly saddened to see that the picture itself was less un-sharp than the way I'd remembered it.... ;(

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 29, 2015, 17:38:01
thank you Colin

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5793/23963957736_4564ff5850_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on December 29, 2015, 18:10:19
The definite proof that elves exist.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1443/24021928846_168811e466_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 30, 2015, 23:11:22
Hamamelis
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Kitanikkor on December 31, 2015, 17:10:07
Chip....that shot reminds me of miniatures...like it a lot.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 15, 2016, 23:04:49
Bridge over Troubled Water.

Took me some time to get all components lined up properly, but maybe worth the efforts?  Nikon D200 IR, 80-200 mm f/4 Zoom-Nikkor.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 15, 2016, 23:54:15
Bjørn, I don't know what you did but I love it!
The colors and the lines are special. A very confusing image.
It looks like you are in shorts, but the background looks like snow...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 16, 2016, 00:19:23
I'm pleased to confuse. IR is special as you are well aware of :D

The image is taken in April so the river is covered with ice and snow. Roe deer make the tracks.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 17, 2016, 23:20:38
nice to have friends over for dinner :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2016, 14:05:54
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1531/24091043839_9aff8d9337_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 18, 2016, 19:27:52
ice

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on January 18, 2016, 22:23:59
Well, overexposed and unsharp.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on January 27, 2016, 13:11:45
Sunrise from the last day of 2015.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24644608735_250e8ee324_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DxL4za)
Unsharp sunrise (https://flic.kr/p/DxL4za) by Joergen Ramskov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jramskov/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: ColinM on January 27, 2016, 23:06:02
Since I've already posted one album cover in this thread, I may as well carry on....

This time, an actual photo (by Anton Corbijn)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: charlie on January 29, 2016, 02:16:59
Sunset boating
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: BillO on January 29, 2016, 03:36:31
A couple that I've kept over the last few years.  Some members from the earlier NG may have seen versions of these.

A holiday trimmed Christmas cactus from South Texas intentionally defocused to give it a bit more character.

A butterfly that got tired of posing just as I tripped the shutter.

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 29, 2016, 09:00:00
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1554/24316088609_cd6df67a90_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: ColinM on January 29, 2016, 14:53:26
A butterfly that got tired of posing just as I tripped the shutter.

Hi again (glad to see you are still out on the road).
I love what you managed to achieve with that butterfly
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: BillO on January 30, 2016, 03:38:03
Thank you on both counts Colin.

I almost threw out the butterfly shot, but included it at the end of a previous NG butterfly post as a bit of a joke.  It got more comments and encouragement than any of the "good" shots so I continued to develop it as I improved my PP skills.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on January 30, 2016, 12:43:16
Sunset boating
Just awesome... !
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on January 30, 2016, 18:25:51
Today the kitchen was a very attractive room to stay.
We worked a bunch of 'Grobe Bratwurst' - coarse bratwurst.
Some to be savoured with today's dinner, the others are already vacuum packed, cooling down in the deep freezer.

Cam was still set up for this mornings experiments:
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on January 30, 2016, 23:09:59
For the promotion of my homtown´s swimming pool. They use to have training for infants.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Andy on February 01, 2016, 03:45:41
Selfie in a moving car

(http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/136546909/original.jpg)

rgds,
Andy
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: tommiejeep on February 01, 2016, 05:23:37
(http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/18416/DSC_21802.jpg)
Not on purpose  ;D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: tommiejeep on February 01, 2016, 05:25:18
On purpose  ;)
(http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/23381/D75_4063.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on February 01, 2016, 23:32:06
vertical panning

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on February 01, 2016, 23:37:11
Andy, #324 has a nice comic style touch in the shadow silhoutte.
The sense of speeding along is well preserved. Colours are a bit surreal.
Gives a good mood.
One of the nicer indirect style selfies for sure!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 02, 2016, 11:03:58
This is what happens when an incompetent photographer gets to use the CV125/2.5 :)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Andrew on February 02, 2016, 19:53:07
To fast for me...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Peter Forsell on February 02, 2016, 20:38:35
Great shot Andrew!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Andrew on February 02, 2016, 22:19:14
Thank you! That just happens....
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: BW on February 04, 2016, 20:32:07
Our Icelandic horses having a wonderful time in the snow tonight. They show no inclination to stand under the roofed section of the pen, so I guess they enjoy the winter as well :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 05, 2016, 00:31:31
Børge, this is a wonderful image! The horse is cute :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on February 07, 2016, 23:21:16
Bill, your butterfly is fantastic.

I had forgotten how fun the 500/8 could be.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: BillO on February 11, 2016, 03:25:41
Thank you Bruno.

Your image is very interesting.  It almost looks like a sea anemone, but I cannot imagine imaging that with a 500mm.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on February 11, 2016, 22:19:23
spot, not on
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on February 11, 2016, 22:52:43
  It almost looks like a sea anemone, but I cannot imagine imaging that with a 500mm.

It is the 500mm catadioptric, with the "doughnut" bokeh. It gives this sea anemone effect on wire like objects, which  suits well the hamamelis flowers.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on February 13, 2016, 23:44:52
Unsharp because it was during a typhoon. 
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 13, 2016, 23:59:12
Paco, you sure know how to record a typhoon :)
Please share with us the setting and equipment used. I am really curious!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on February 14, 2016, 00:05:11
Paco, this is a superb capture.  It is also geometrically fantastic!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on February 14, 2016, 00:24:46
Thank you guys. The set up is pretty simple: nikon d300, 18-200 3,5-5,6, handheld, natural light water and wind.  :-\

   It looked like this. It was a matter of just getting as close as possible. I did rattle like a machine gun for a while and them pick up a couple interesting drops. Turn upside-down for some magic.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 14, 2016, 00:30:00
turning them upside down did the trick  ::)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on February 14, 2016, 00:40:30
 ;D
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on February 14, 2016, 01:51:50
Unscharp and minimalistic too, I guess ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 14, 2016, 02:20:54
John, I love it  8)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on February 14, 2016, 02:48:54
Thank you, Jakov.  ;)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on February 14, 2016, 15:49:21
Cool shots guys.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 14, 2016, 17:31:52
The olive tree, me stating the obvious :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on February 14, 2016, 20:14:15
The olive tree, me stating the obvious :)

Sell it for lots of money Jakov!! This is so good it intimidates me.
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 14, 2016, 20:15:39
Who on earth would want to buy it, Hans  ::)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on February 14, 2016, 20:20:20
Who on earth would want to buy it, Hans  ::)

I don't know that Jakov, but this is great and real art. In the "real" art world, stuff gets sold when no-one really knows why.

I'd hang this on my wall, but i don't have lots of money  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on February 15, 2016, 07:40:02
Oh, I like that one!
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anirban Halder on February 15, 2016, 08:41:15
turning them upside down did the trick  ::)
+1  :D

Who on earth would want to buy it, Hans  ::)
May be extend an olive branch to them..  ;)
On a serious note, that's the most beautiful Olive tree I've ever seen, Jakov. Inspirational and original.

Unscharp and minimalistic too, I guess ;)
And fantastic as well. :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 15, 2016, 09:28:23
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1483/24935704051_b73b1441fc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 15, 2016, 10:17:13
Thank you John and Anirban for your kind words :)
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jan Anne on February 15, 2016, 23:41:37
From the carnaval parade a week ago

The Bull from Hell
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1606/24426550533_0a0197a25a_o.jpg)
Sony a7S with Sony Zeiss 35/1.4 FE, Holland 2016
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 18, 2016, 14:15:58
Lucy, you inspired me for this one!
I hope you like it :)

Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on February 19, 2016, 15:47:57
Remnant of time...
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on February 19, 2016, 22:54:44
coming back home late
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on February 21, 2016, 00:05:07
and one from the archive
Title: Re: Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 21, 2016, 00:12:18
Bruno did you make it home safe :)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on February 21, 2016, 08:31:06
Yes, the trembling and shaking was not related to any liquid or smoke :) Thanks for asking  :D
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Post by: Fons Baerken on March 07, 2016, 17:09:32
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1661/25496496731_8da5fce8bd_o.jpg)
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Post by: Chris Dees on March 07, 2016, 21:25:43
Bangkok by night.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 07, 2016, 21:42:36
Chris, did you sharpen the unsharp? :D

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Post by: WGHalvorsen on March 09, 2016, 14:03:04
This is a great thread, many great images.

Here are a couple taken wide open with the Voigtländer Nokton 17,5mm f/0.95.

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Post by: Chris Dees on March 09, 2016, 15:13:32
Chris, did you sharpen the unsharp? :D

Just some standard sharpening in LR.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 09, 2016, 15:17:06
William, these are my kind of photos, meaning, they are great :)
Tell us more about the Nokton.
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Post by: armando_m on March 09, 2016, 16:17:17
milk shake

a 20 sec hand held image of the milky way
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Post by: Lorne on March 09, 2016, 23:16:33
Wow, what a great idea. So many good bad photos, some intentionally so and others happy accidents.

First a few pans dragging the shutter, then a shiny fender reflection. All with my trusty D200.
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Post by: Akira on March 10, 2016, 02:02:05
Lorne, the last one is superb!  Apparently the reflection on a fender?
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Post by: Lorne on March 10, 2016, 02:45:18
Thanks, Akira, it is indeed the reflection in a car fender at an outdoor car show. Usually I find the reflections spoiled by the motley spectators ;-)
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Post by: John Geerts on March 10, 2016, 10:47:58
Great, it looks so speedy  ;)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on March 12, 2016, 08:54:48
The shape of the colors and the colors themselves in the last one are great, Lorne.
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Post by: Akira on March 15, 2016, 12:21:07
One of my first images from Nikkor-O 55/1.2.
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Post by: Akira on March 15, 2016, 12:27:47
Some more...
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on March 25, 2016, 04:50:09
Fremont Bridge morning commuters
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on March 25, 2016, 22:11:28
candle on the chimney
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 25, 2016, 22:17:17
Bruno, that is very romantic.
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Post by: John Geerts on April 06, 2016, 11:08:41
A Spring Sun
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Post by: Jakov Minić on April 06, 2016, 11:29:57
John, you know that I am going to like this photo  ;D
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on April 07, 2016, 21:22:29
One of my first images from Nikkor-O 55/1.2.
Really nice texture in the background, Akira
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on April 07, 2016, 21:25:40
I posted this initially in the wrong thread. Bringing it where I wanted to post initially.

Primula (elatior?) and 55/1.2 CRT, missing focus as it was really too wet to lay on the ground
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Post by: Jakov Minić on April 08, 2016, 00:24:22
Bruno, lovely and gentle. From a lovely gentle man :)
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on April 08, 2016, 00:37:37
John - very creative placement of the sun, I like!
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Post by: John Geerts on April 08, 2016, 00:39:33
Thanks Jakov and Chip. 
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on April 09, 2016, 00:11:27
Thank you Jakov, you're too kind with me. Your pics inspire me to try new things: here an unsharp Fritillaria
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Post by: Jakov Minić on April 09, 2016, 00:28:01
Dear Bruno, that is why we hang out here. We inspire each other to make photos and we build friendships :)
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Post by: Joost Bollens on April 25, 2016, 18:17:35
very interesting photos in this thread.

here some I made last year, one in summertime and one with autumnal colours
(both D700 + 300mm f/2.8 AI-S + TC16a)

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Post by: Jakov Minić on April 25, 2016, 19:38:48
Joost, these are beautiful  8)
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Post by: Akira on April 25, 2016, 20:34:47
Hi, Joost, I love the tender autumn color of your second image.  Welcome to NG!
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Post by: Anirban Halder on April 25, 2016, 20:42:01
Beautiful indeed Joost. Second one is mesmerizing.
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Post by: the solitaire on April 27, 2016, 14:12:46
Sometimes accidents are better then the intended photo. I have seen some interesting photos by intention and some by accident on this thread.

I recently wanted to photograph the bunch of cameras I own and use. As it turned out the photos ended up being boring and drab. Kind of like the weather on that day, which was the reason why I was indoors with an itchy trigger finger in the first place.

Here is the boring original.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1464/24990558069_b5b5e16915_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E5k9fR)DSC_2084 (https://flic.kr/p/E5k9fR) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

What saved the day however was an unintentional photo I made before switching to manual exposure and 1/200th of a second. Here is what the scene looked like with a 5 second exposure, handheld

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1713/24731558583_02c8272abf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DFrGJt)DSC_2081 (https://flic.kr/p/DFrGJt) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

So although not OoF, the motion blur and long exposure with a mix of flash and tungsten gave me an image I like to use as background for my Flickr page
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Post by: HCS on April 27, 2016, 19:44:33
So although not OoF, the motion blur and long exposure with a mix of flash and tungsten gave me an image I like to use as background for my Flickr page

And rightfully so, it's very nice and indeed very different.
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Post by: Thomas G on April 27, 2016, 23:07:20
very interesting photos in this thread.

here some I made last year, one in summertime and one with autumnal colours
(both D700 + 300mm f/2.8 AI-S + TC16a)
The first one is my favorite.
The dynamics coming from back to forth, unsharp vs sharp foreground, the dark, rich and red central element.
Ya, like.
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Post by: esym on April 28, 2016, 02:01:35
A rainy night in Colorado...
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 01, 2016, 10:38:32
In the tale of Alaskan native tradition, the aurora is the spirits that are playing football in the sky.


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v96/p1892295802.jpg)
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Post by: BW on May 01, 2016, 11:02:30
A handheld shot Øyvind? I've taken a few of those but it still remains to get a sharp one of the aurora :) I guess football season in the sky is almost over since light has taken over for darkness?
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 01, 2016, 12:54:47
A handheld shot Øyvind? I've taken a few of those but it still remains to get a sharp one of the aurora :) I guess football season in the sky is almost over since light has taken over for darkness?

Thanks for commenting - yes almost, strong auroras could still be visible at present time. In the image the moon was also around, contributing to lighting but on the other side of the "field".  :)
Memory is not clear on this point, but I believe the shot was accidental as I picked up the D5100 from the ground before an exposure finished (tripod busy with the tracker and D7100) or I quickly released it before it was stable on the ground during a sudden outburst.
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 01, 2016, 14:04:22
In the tale of Alaskan native tradition, the aurora is the spirits that are playing football in the sky.


Øivind - I think the link is broken. I don't see any photo.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 01, 2016, 16:21:47
Oh, how I like this thread  8)
Df + 135DC
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on May 01, 2016, 18:07:11
looove it!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 01, 2016, 21:25:56
looove it!

love you too!
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Post by: BW on May 01, 2016, 21:38:36
Very nice Jakov. You seem to have struck gold there :)
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 01, 2016, 23:00:30
Øivind - I think the link is broken. I don't see any photo.

It should be OK now - checked that the link is correct. If you do not see it try to refresh the page.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 01, 2016, 23:15:07
Thank you Børge! It's nice when photographers of such amazing qualities appreciate your image :)
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 01, 2016, 23:31:43
Superb, Jakov
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Post by: Anthony on May 01, 2016, 23:32:17
Jacov, excellent creativity from you again!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 02, 2016, 00:07:28
Bruno and Anthony, two true Gentlemen! Thank you :)
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 02, 2016, 04:41:20
It should be OK now - checked that the link is correct. If you do not see it try to refresh the page.
Now I see it. Beautiful shot Øivind.
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Post by: John Geerts on May 02, 2016, 09:56:57
Beautiful Øivind and Jakov !
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Post by: John Geerts on May 02, 2016, 17:07:55
Strolling ?
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 02, 2016, 22:06:05
Thank you for the kind comments, Anirban and John.
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Post by: the solitaire on May 06, 2016, 10:04:42
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1607/25657701973_6abef51ac1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F6hqTX)Exposed (https://flic.kr/p/F6hqTX) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2016, 22:15:30
Some unsharp little yellow flowers...
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Post by: Thomas G on May 16, 2016, 13:36:43
'on the other side of the fence' variation #4
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Post by: Thomas G on May 24, 2016, 20:48:04
'a cup of evening light'
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 24, 2016, 20:59:22
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas :)
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Post by: Anthony on May 24, 2016, 21:02:11
Thomas, that is brilliant.
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Post by: Matthew Currie on May 24, 2016, 21:52:21
The other night the moon was out, and I grabbed a backyard shot but it seems I did not get the camera very steady.  I was going to toss the image, but it kind of grew on me. 
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Post by: Thomas G on May 25, 2016, 07:14:22
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas :)
Jakov, I'm happy with the result and pleased that you like it😂
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Post by: Thomas G on May 25, 2016, 07:19:46
Thomas, that is brilliant.
Thank you, Anthony. I'm glad you like the final result. I had it sitting on the shelf for some time, playing with post processing and different variations of the capture. I still feel new to the world of unsharpness.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on May 28, 2016, 12:35:10
Tai Chi that seems to extend into the surroundings  :)
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Post by: Anirban Halder on May 29, 2016, 15:57:24
Cloudy morning, before the restaurants are open.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7355/26706612643_abe988464e_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GFYnuF)
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Post by: Peter McLennan on May 30, 2016, 05:46:07
My two cats make me laugh at least three times a day. Hamish outweighs Nigel by two to one, but that doesn't stop Nigel from being a little $h*t disturber. Always causing trouble. I just love the expressions here.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6138/6010848466_4fd66eabe2_o.jpg)

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Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 30, 2016, 21:08:55
Great expressions indeed, Peter

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Post by: elsa hoffmann on May 30, 2016, 21:35:13
half an attempt
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Post by: Thomas G on May 30, 2016, 22:00:09
My two cats make me laugh at least three times a day. Hamish outweighs Nigel by two to one, but that doesn't stop Nigel from being a little $h*t disturber. Always causing trouble. I just love the expressions here.
[img ...]

Great stuff, I can see the scalawag trying to escape under the austere eye of the grown up.
The dynamics transfer well, perfect motion capture of the legwork smaller one.
 8)
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Post by: Thomas G on May 30, 2016, 22:04:11
Great expressions indeed, Peter
I like the combination of running water with the lines of the garage door.
It might work just as that but gains character with the tow away warning.
Thanks for posting!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 30, 2016, 23:32:40
Great expressions indeed, Peter

Bruno, this one is brilliant. Don't know how you made it, but I love it!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 30, 2016, 23:33:25
Elsa, waaaaaay toooooooo shaaaaarp  ;D
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Post by: Akira on May 31, 2016, 07:39:11
Elsa, waaaaaay toooooooo shaaaaarp  ;D

+1

I was about to "report to moderator".   ;D
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on May 31, 2016, 10:09:33
Shame on you all - I am doing the best I can to produce something OOF!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on June 02, 2016, 13:42:24
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7713/26807450043_48469abd96_o.jpg)
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Post by: Thomas G on June 04, 2016, 20:02:29
[img...]
A bowl of fresh fruit soup? That came immediately to my mind. Very appealing capture.
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Post by: Thomas G on June 04, 2016, 20:03:35
Fishy?
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Post by: Airy on June 04, 2016, 22:19:52
no, poppy :)
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Post by: the solitaire on July 09, 2016, 16:05:20
Not mine but my girlfriends

taken with D800 and 105mm micro Nikkor

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8661/16626022382_1fa81b5a9c_b.jpg)
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Post by: Matthew Currie on July 09, 2016, 19:34:44
I found a really cheap projector lens in a bunch of junk in the barn, and it fit the microscope adapter.  This handheld macro is about as sharp as it gets, but I ended up kind of liking it.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 11, 2016, 20:39:15
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8691/28137291091_5c686dce56_o.jpg)
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Post by: Thomas G on July 11, 2016, 22:51:15
on speed
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Post by: simato73 on July 11, 2016, 23:19:09
Unsharp at the water-air interface.
A blurry image taken at the "wrong" phase of the waves, as opposed to the sharp image seen here:

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=3909.msg60054;topicseen#msg60054 (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=3909.msg60054;topicseen#msg60054)

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Post by: Jakov Minić on July 12, 2016, 11:51:45
Simone, I like this one as much as the sharp version!
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Post by: simato73 on July 12, 2016, 18:25:37
Simone, I like this one as much as the sharp version!

I thought you might  :)
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Post by: John Geerts on July 12, 2016, 18:44:56
Beautiful colour combination.   

It could have been The Titanic  ;)
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Post by: John Geerts on July 26, 2016, 10:08:07
Double unsharp  ;)
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 26, 2016, 12:37:21
+1

I was about to "report to moderator".   ;D

Hey - lay off me  ;D ;D
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 26, 2016, 12:39:23
Bjørn should remember this
Flower season approaching soon - The West Coast flowers are a popular thing - visitors from over the world come to see the carpets. And yes - I did this on purpose (can you believe that Jakov....)
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Post by: Jakov Minić on July 27, 2016, 00:22:24
Elsa, I am impressed :)
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Post by: Matthew Currie on July 27, 2016, 02:34:06
I was aiming at a bird yesterday.  A technical miss. 
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on July 27, 2016, 04:09:55
Quote
I was aiming at a bird yesterday.  A technical miss.
;D ;D ;D
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Post by: John Geerts on July 27, 2016, 08:43:59
:D    If the pole is the subject, it's very sharp....
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Post by: John Geerts on July 29, 2016, 11:10:38
Bike
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 29, 2016, 17:55:57
Shame on you all - I am doing the best I can to produce something OOF!

you can still clone out the wrong ducks using "content aware fill" ... wait, I'll do it!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 29, 2016, 17:58:00
Oh, how I like this thread  8)
Df + 135DC

S U P E R B !!!!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: benveniste on July 31, 2016, 21:26:07
I'm not sure it's best by any standard, but I came across this while reviewing shots from a recent vacation:

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Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 05, 2016, 21:23:10
Unsharp enough
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 11, 2016, 16:56:41
rainy day, caught some color (not being too specific)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Matthew Currie on August 12, 2016, 00:39:19
There are some huge colorful dragonflies at the pond, and boy are they fast! I got a few almost-sharp shots, but they're just bad in the usual way.  Here comes another one, though.  Maybe this time!
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Post by: MFloyd on August 12, 2016, 11:54:32
An unsharp one I like from my "Monza" series:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8777/28593796151_3838449028_b.jpg)
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Post by: John G on August 13, 2016, 19:38:12
It was a pleasure to watch these two hard working parents, bring their young a bedtime feast, they were way to fast
for my skills using the 500mm f4 AIP on or first trip out.
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Post by: Anirban Halder on September 07, 2016, 21:27:25
Fireworks. What are the spiral marks on the light circles, thoughts? Shot at f4, 66mm using 24-120 zoom.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 07, 2016, 22:21:55
Anirban, that's what I am talking about! :)
Not sure about the spirals but I am certain that someone will know how to explain it.
(Since it's unsharp I would smooth the image to the max, hence, alleviate all noise)
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Post by: Anirban Halder on September 07, 2016, 22:54:35
Thanks & good idea Jakov. I quickly tried your suggestion on this and the image looks even better. :)
Here: https://flic.kr/p/LWg7f5
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Post by: golunvolo on September 08, 2016, 01:22:21
I like the new version better as well, nice work!
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Post by: Anirban Halder on September 08, 2016, 05:15:02
Thank you, Paco.  :)
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Post by: Mike G on September 11, 2016, 18:12:21
Not sure if this is the right topic to post in?

Have you ever had the feeling that you pressed the shutter button  at the wrong time. The shutter of the new X-T2 is very quick indeed and caught me by surprise. Oops

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Post by: John Geerts on September 15, 2016, 19:37:30
It's spider time, but this one is so unsharp the spider is ... gone?  ;)

800E  20/3.5 UD
(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4236.0;attach=18512;image)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: pluton on September 19, 2016, 05:30:08
At f/1.2 and thrown out of focus...
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Post by: Erik Lund on September 27, 2016, 11:01:31
Something that also came to my mind while looking for something else amongst my images,,,

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/592/23431094422_a16319abe1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BGwu3A)_EGL5787 (https://flic.kr/p/BGwu3A) by Erik Gunst Lund (https://www.flickr.com/photos/erik_lund/), on Flickr
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Post by: Jakov Minić on September 27, 2016, 11:06:19
Erik, that's what I am talking about  8)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Matthew Currie on October 06, 2016, 03:46:30
Out last evening with the Nikkor 200-500/5.6 lens, way too late, way too dark.  This thing has the best VR I've ever seen, but of course it does not stop subject motion.  So here is an egret, that decided to do a little preening.  The rocks and beak don't look too bad for a hand held shot at 1/30 second, 500 mm. on DX, though.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: pluton on October 11, 2016, 07:19:06
Just shapes, at this point...
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Post by: David H. Hartman on October 11, 2016, 07:29:06
I have a master's degree in not getting photos in focus :)
Here is one from Cres :)

It would have been a shame if this one had been sharp. I like the soft paste colors.

Dave

This comment is a touch late: the photograph is on page one of this theme.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 11, 2016, 09:19:24
David, your comment is not late at all!
Thank you!
The 60mm AF-S micro is a gem!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on October 11, 2016, 22:38:53
David, your comment is not late at all!
Thank you!
The 60mm AF-S micro is a gem!
True!
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Post by: John Geerts on October 12, 2016, 20:47:47
Cul-de-sac ?
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on October 19, 2016, 00:30:16
relinquished

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Post by: Akira on October 21, 2016, 08:51:18
Oncidium.  D750 and an AF-D 50/1.4 derivative enigmatic lens with no aperture or focusing mechanism.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Erik Lund on October 21, 2016, 09:43:22
Pure art ;)

I like the bleeding of the reds very much,,,
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 21, 2016, 09:43:51
From now on I am only going to shoot with derivative enigmatic lenses with no aperture or focusing mechanisms ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anthony on October 21, 2016, 11:02:34
Akira, beautiful!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on October 21, 2016, 11:47:43
Wow Akira, very successful shot! Not easy is an understatement. Well balance, punchy, enigmatic. Works very well.

  Care a couple or words about your lens? I´m interested too, like Jakov. Or more... :)
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Post by: Tom Hook on October 21, 2016, 22:06:23
Ursus americanus americanus

Taken in our front yard an hour or so ago. First time I could ever get any pictures at all of our neighborhood bear. It was running fast into the nearby woods on a rainy day.

Both are out of focus, but I'm thrilled!
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Post by: Erik Lund on October 21, 2016, 22:27:20
The motion blur is great in the second shot!
I would love to have a backyard friend like that;)
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Post by: BW on October 21, 2016, 22:37:33
A nice bear, well suited for an unsharp picture. Does the little fellow have eartags?
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 22, 2016, 10:55:10
Tom, super action images. They wouldn't have worked as good had they been sharp :)
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Post by: Akira on October 22, 2016, 17:05:05
Erik, Jakov, Anthony and Paco, thanks for kind comments.

I thought I had post a thread about the enigmatic lens here, but apparently that was on another site...  I posted another Oncidium image and a couple of images of the enigmatic lens here.

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,2413.msg29770.html#msg29770
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Post by: Akira on October 22, 2016, 17:07:15
Ursus americanus americanus

Taken in our front yard an hour or so ago. First time I could ever get any pictures at all of our neighborhood bear. It was running fast into the nearby woods on a rainy day.

Both are out of focus, but I'm thrilled!

Tom, that should be very dangerous.  Your images convey your thrill really well.  Great documentary images.
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on October 22, 2016, 17:41:18
Ursus americanus americanus

Taken in our front yard an hour or so ago. First time I could ever get any pictures at all of our neighborhood bear. It was running fast into the nearby woods on a rainy day.

Both are out of focus, but I'm thrilled!

I think I am coming to visit...
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Post by: John Geerts on October 22, 2016, 23:53:06
I thought I had post a thread about the enigmatic lens here, but apparently that was on another site...  I posted another Oncidium image and a couple of images of the enigmatic lens here.

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,2413.msg29770.html#msg29770
Thanks for the link, Akira.  I missed that one.  Gorgeous effect by this 'unnamed' lens.

That bear tells somehow a story. Looks earcuffed in the last shot, and has a kind of sock?  ;)
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Post by: Tom Hook on October 24, 2016, 02:15:54
Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed the pictures. Sorry not to have responded earlier but I only just now figured out how to get back online after the hack (thanks for your help Erik).

It is thrilling to see the bear. This is my third sighting of a bear in our yard in 13 years so they are not animals you just sit around and wait for them to arrive. In this instance, I was sitting downstairs in my house next to a window and out of the corner of my eye, I sensed movement, looked left and the bear was walking past less than ten feet away. I rushed to grab a camera to get a shot and took these from our front porch as it came out of our garage. The average weight of these guys is 300 pounds and seeing him up close impressed me with the solid immensity of his bulk. From tail to nose he seemed at least six feet long as he shambled by.

Erik: they are great neighbors as they are very shy around humans. My only fear was when my thirty pound dog raced out the door and chased him into the woods. I ran after Reggie (my dog) fearing that if he got too close the bear would swat him with his nasty claws. Reg had the good sense to stop when he heard my furious and fearful command for him to "come"!

Borge: The bear has been tagged in both ears perhaps because he's been trapped and marked to track him and more than once at that.

Jakov: I agree with the effectiveness of the unsharp quality of the shots. I didn't plan it that way...

Akira: These bears would only be dangerous if you came upon them with their cubs. Otherwise they want nothing to do with humans.

Elsa: We also have the rare Moose, Fisher Cat and more often, Bobcats. I've never seen the moose I should add but they have passed through the neighborhood. If you came to visit you might see deer, turkey, squirrels and chipmunks but probably none of the more exotic species. You're welcome anyway!

John: The sock is actually an oak leaf he kicked up, it took me a while to figure that one out!

In closing, this is a nice sharp picture of why the bear came to visit. The can is where we leave our birdseed for our feeders:



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Post by: elsa hoffmann on October 24, 2016, 17:26:11

Elsa: We also have the rare Moose, Fisher Cat and more often, Bobcats. I've never seen the moose I should add but they have passed through the neighborhood. If you came to visit you might see deer, turkey, squirrels and chipmunks but probably none of the more exotic species. You're welcome anyway!


aint that murphy's law...
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Post by: John Geerts on October 27, 2016, 15:25:04
Autumn Ash

Df - Nikkor-S Auto 50/1.4
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 27, 2016, 22:04:01
I am not sure that this is my best unsharp photo but it's certainly one of my dearest :)

135DC up to the task  8)
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Post by: John Geerts on October 27, 2016, 22:05:55
That's a great one, Jakov ! 
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Post by: HCS on October 28, 2016, 11:50:33
I am not sure that this is my best unsharp photo but it's certainly one of my dearest :)

135DC up to the task  8)

Jakov, you should start to print these big, very big. Frame 'm and put 'm up in a gallery. They'll sell like hot cakes and end up in rich people's homes and earn them bragging rights.

I love this stuff!!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 28, 2016, 12:10:36
Jakov, you should start to print these big, very big. Frame 'm and put 'm up in a gallery. They'll sell like hot cakes and end up in rich people's homes and earn them bragging rights.

I love this stuff!!
Hans, find me an agent!
Thanks :)

Thanks, John!
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Post by: Woodley Willie on October 29, 2016, 15:59:59
Regrettably, too many of my photos are unsharp at this point.  So, my joy at finding an unsharp thread...
My first post, although, I visit regularly, and learn frequently.
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Post by: Airy on October 29, 2016, 22:29:13
Nice one, well composed. I see a few sharp spots though ;)
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 29, 2016, 23:30:50
Woodley, that is really nice and sharp photo :)

This is how the 45P renders sharpness :D

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Post by: golunvolo on October 30, 2016, 00:38:57
Woodley, that's very nice! Tasteful and mysterious use of the colors and negative space.

Thanks for posting, please do more!
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Post by: Woodley Willie on October 30, 2016, 00:55:11
Thanks for the kind words.
Jakov Minić:  Perhaps the lens was intimidated by the big houses and sky.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 30, 2016, 01:12:00
Thanks for the kind words.
Jakov Minić:  Perhaps the lens was intimidated by the big houses and sky.

 ;D or I need to reevaluate my approach to photography :)
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Post by: Woodley Willie on October 30, 2016, 01:19:21
;D or I need to reevaluate my approach to photography :)

Only you can answer that kimosabe....me, I haven't been at this long enough to have an 'approach.'  Perhaps you sensed this...?
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Post by: Woodley Willie on October 30, 2016, 01:29:41
So, it is not so easy to delete a post.  OK
I wanted to delete a post because I made a comment on an image on page 1, thinking I was on page 34...
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Post by: Matthew Currie on October 31, 2016, 06:22:58
So, it is not so easy to delete a post.  OK
I wanted to delete a post because I made a comment on an image on page 1, thinking I was on page 34...
Even if you can't actually delete the post you can edit it and modify the content.  As long as nobody has quoted it, you can just delete, or maybe add a little notation that the post was a mistake, so that people who already read it will not be confused.  If it's been quoted, you're better off leaving it and just adding an explanation.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 31, 2016, 08:07:48
You can always ask the crew to delete it for you  :)
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Post by: Matthew Currie on November 03, 2016, 22:55:13
Can't seem to post a photo.  Internal server error?  I tried a smaller image, but still the same.  Now will try a different name.

New name worked.  Original message was that I was going to post some autumn color, but it's raining and I got all blurry.
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Post by: pluton on November 04, 2016, 03:40:47
Matthew, you have reminded me of the Autumn/Winter rainy days that we no longer see often where I live in southern California.  There are no more 'rainy day projects'.
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Post by: Thomas G on November 19, 2016, 21:48:08
Island west fjord drive (fly) by
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Post by: Woodley Willie on November 28, 2016, 03:53:22
Is it too early for an unsharp Christmas...?
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Post by: tommiejeep on November 28, 2016, 05:01:53
On a ranch in Mexico
D200, 18-200 vr I
Shame I lost most of these on a faulty External HD
(https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/20664/DSC_08824.jpg)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on December 03, 2016, 16:36:48
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5707/30585107263_9965c3754a_o.jpg)

blurry birds
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Post by: Thomas G on December 03, 2016, 22:57:24
[blurry birds]

blurry birds
They are working hard. Very impressive take.
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Post by: Thomas G on December 03, 2016, 23:00:16
Is it too early for an unsharp Christmas...?
My first impression were little devil silhouettes... when I directly look at the picture they seam to disappear.
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Post by: Woodley Willie on December 04, 2016, 00:39:57
My first impression were little devil silhouettes... when I directly look at the picture they seam to disappear.

 I thought I was the only one that saw them....    It has been such a heavy burden, sniff. 
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Post by: smusesuse on December 18, 2016, 15:41:19
I hope this counts?  :)
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Post by: Anthony on December 22, 2016, 17:20:44
Sunset.
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Post by: pluton on December 28, 2016, 05:49:11
One from today.  The 55/1.2 K wide open is a great aid in producing unsharp images.  EDIT:  I just noticed after posting that there is a tiny area of sharpness at the upper left.  Oh well...at least I minimized the sharpness.
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Post by: John Geerts on December 28, 2016, 09:52:49
The 55/1.2 sure helps with unsharpness  ;)      Nice effect

Mixture of unsharpness with the 105/2.5
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Post by: Matthew Currie on January 08, 2017, 06:48:14
Night life in darkest Peru
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Post by: smusesuse on January 09, 2017, 14:15:56
Night life in darkest Peru

This is absolutely lovely, very cool capture.
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Post by: Thomas G on January 09, 2017, 20:55:53
some icy green
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 10, 2017, 06:19:24
Early spring
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4026/4580028339_f98c1da1b8_o_d.jpg)
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 10, 2017, 06:23:04
Air obscures the focus
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3421/3395101093_7d9f3ecf77_b_d.jpg)
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 10, 2017, 06:43:19
Some motion
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2259/2279065084_398d23685e_b_d.jpg)
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Post by: Thomas G on January 10, 2017, 21:30:49
shape
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Post by: Thomas G on January 10, 2017, 21:42:15
Some motion
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2259/2279065084_398d23685e_b_d.jpg)
Makes me want to turn my head left  :D
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Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2017, 11:56:56
Museum De Pont  - New wing with projection

Fuji S5  17-35/2.8
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Post by: Lars Hansen on January 30, 2017, 15:58:25
A couple of unsharp shots taken a few days ago.
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Post by: Thomas G on March 06, 2017, 21:04:39
qca (quad copter attack)
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Post by: armando_m on March 06, 2017, 22:57:15
found during  a morning walk
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Post by: golunvolo on March 10, 2017, 14:51:02
Maybe too blurry but still, there is some contact in the eyes
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 10, 2017, 16:42:58
Whenever I revisit this thread it puts a smile on my face :)
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Post by: Jim Covello on March 11, 2017, 05:06:45
Indoor swim meets have horrid light and not much of it, so you are almost forced to try stuff like this to get anything worthwhile.
D800, AF-S 70-200/2.8 VR
1. Swimmer entering the water before the backstroke. 1/45 sec
2. Swimmer diving in at the start. 1/15 sec. Pulling off a good pan of the start is hard because it is such a sudden motion.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 11, 2017, 13:20:10
James, your swimmers are brilliant!
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Post by: Jim Covello on March 11, 2017, 14:33:36
Thank you, Jakov. Lots of practice.  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 12, 2017, 21:52:32
1. Nikon
2. Lange Voorhout, The Hague

D750 + 20/1.8
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Post by: Woodley Willie on March 12, 2017, 23:12:24
Jakov
First pic is very cool...second one makes my eyes hurt
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Post by: Erik Lund on March 16, 2017, 16:23:13
Nikon - Yes!
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 16, 2017, 22:21:09

Nice color palette in the second one. Seems it could belong in the impressionistic thread - somewhat of a Van Gogh style?
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 31, 2017, 21:27:17
Berlin metro.
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on March 31, 2017, 22:20:06
Your unsharpness improves, Jakov :D
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 31, 2017, 22:36:37
Thank you Woodley, Erik, and Øivind!
I am glad you like the impressionistic hurting eyes unsharp attempts :)

Bjørn, all there is is to improve my unsharpnesses :D Thanks!
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on March 31, 2017, 22:51:38
Praise given where praise is due, Jakov. Your unsharpness skills have become more elevated recently :D
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on April 01, 2017, 04:42:27
tree farm
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Post by: John Geerts on April 01, 2017, 09:44:50
Berlin metro.
Lovely how the foot emerges from the tiles 
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Post by: Jakov Minić on April 01, 2017, 10:12:24
Lovely how the foot emerges from the tiles

Thanks, John!
I like how the two pair of feet are in sync :)
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Post by: Didier Klein on April 02, 2017, 00:31:43
A try with my 3,5/400 IF-ED multi-exposure and wrong focusing...
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Post by: armando_m on April 10, 2017, 19:36:20
A helicopter landing after doing some fire fighting passes over the hills behind my house

I quickly grabbed the camera and shot this at 300mm, VR was lagging behind , and i knew it was unsharp but the helicopter disappeared behind trees
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Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2017, 10:09:13
Playing aroud with el-nikkor 50mm 2.8
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Post by: BW on May 07, 2017, 10:41:55
Northbound Greylag geese taking off.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on May 21, 2017, 22:09:55
"Unsharp chiaroscuro Rodenstock" should be about right
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Post by: Thomas G on May 21, 2017, 23:17:02
"Unsharp chiaroscuro Rodenstock" should be about right
Wow. You not only survived the pan galactic gargle blaster (http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Pan_Galactic_Gargle_Blaster), you also (!) took a photo of it!
I'm feeling sanely jealous about that.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 21, 2017, 23:21:22
outer space Paco :)
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Post by: golunvolo on May 21, 2017, 23:51:16
 ;D  ;D  ;D to the galaxy and beyond!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anirban Halder on May 22, 2017, 00:18:57
1. Nikon
2. Lange Voorhout, The Hague

D750 + 20/1.8
Beautiful shots Jakov. Creativity on steroid.  :D
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 22, 2017, 11:12:40
Anirban, thank you so much :)
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Post by: the solitaire on June 04, 2017, 23:32:06
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4246/35060119306_556fdb605c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vq9gZC)DSC_0308 (https://flic.kr/p/Vq9gZC) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

D3 in crop mode (DX) and 55mm f1,2 @ f1,2
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Post by: Jan Anne on June 09, 2017, 12:58:28
The gentleman ordering a few drinks was a little too oof for storytelling purposes at f/1.4, luckily we have this topic as a second alternative  ;D

Two Beers Please
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4275/34355216543_8ef0b8c376_o.jpg)
Sony Zeiss 35/1.4 FE on a7RII
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Matthew Currie on June 09, 2017, 14:51:54
I asked my son's cat if she'd like to be photographed.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: PeterN on June 09, 2017, 16:03:01
The gentleman ordering a few drinks was a little too oof for storytelling purposes at f/1.4, luckily we have this topic as a second alternative  ;D

Two Beers Please


Very nice atmosphere, Jan Anne. a spectacular lens too.
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Post by: Jan Anne on June 10, 2017, 12:27:58
Very nice atmosphere, Jan Anne. a spectacular lens too.
Thanks Peter :)

In the party tent the light was constantly changing from a ice cold blue to a warm red and anything in between like green and pink which gave a lot of options to match the desired emotion with the scene at hand. So besides the mandatory "people having fun at the event" shots I also had some fun playing with the lights which is more in my alley :)

Here's another version of an empty beer pump shot shortly before the one posted earlier (sadly the lights on the right already went from pink to a warmer tone).
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4257/34368957234_8fc476b4dc_o.jpg)
Sony Zeiss 35/1.4 FE on a7RII
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Post by: Jakov Minić on June 11, 2017, 17:30:53
My take on unsharp imagery :)
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Post by: Matthew Currie on June 12, 2017, 05:41:06
I did.  I did taw a puddy tat!
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Post by: Chip Chipowski on October 21, 2017, 01:26:13
tunnel
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas G on October 22, 2017, 22:24:39
alien leaves
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Post by: golunvolo on November 17, 2017, 09:21:48
Alien leaves´s flag?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on November 17, 2017, 09:39:10
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4529/37762651714_d97cae1da6_o.jpg)
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Post by: David H. Hartman on November 17, 2017, 13:15:37
I asked my son's cat if she'd like to be photographed.

That's down right silly!  :D
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Post by: armando_m on November 17, 2017, 14:56:00
motion blur
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 19, 2017, 10:19:16
Accidental trigger while rushing through the rain at night
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Post by: simato73 on November 19, 2017, 23:23:42
In focus but not sharp.
Jpeg from the camera, I did not have the time to edit it yet.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 19, 2017, 23:33:04
Simone, that is magnificent!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 16, 2018, 17:05:35
This is what happens when you carry your camera over your shoulder :)
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Post by: MFloyd on February 17, 2018, 14:20:01
Must be about the same as my vision at that time ...  ;D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4768/40271141942_7cc15d7871_b.jpg)
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Post by: John Geerts on February 24, 2018, 12:54:30
Not sure any more about the 'when, how and when....' 
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Hugh_3170 on February 24, 2018, 15:32:09
Simone, don't edit it at all - it is very nice just the way it is.  ;D

In focus but not sharp.
Jpeg from the camera, I did not have the time to edit it yet.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bruno Schroder on March 05, 2018, 00:17:30
Quite a crop with the 600/5.6
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on April 04, 2018, 20:31:24
Early Spring
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 23, 2018, 04:31:53
John,

Early spring is a great image!
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Post by: John Geerts on April 23, 2018, 06:58:54
Thanks, Jack.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2018, 09:34:59
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/841/41641155561_ef915d2fe7_o.jpg)

the unprepared :)
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Post by: Akira on May 03, 2018, 02:39:35
Eustoma.

D750, Nikkor-O 55/1.2@f2.0.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on August 11, 2018, 11:51:24
old V1 pictures, most probably with the Heligon 50/0.75.
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Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 17, 2018, 06:36:35
Slow shutter speed.
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Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 17, 2018, 06:38:59
And some more.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on September 17, 2018, 11:05:02
The winter olympics images  :o :o :o
Zorane, Zorane, Zorane!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 17, 2018, 11:34:37
The winter olympics images  :o :o :o
Zorane, Zorane, Zorane!
Yes, of course! What do you mean?
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Post by: Jakov Minić on September 17, 2018, 12:16:57
Yes, of course! What do you mean?
Superlative, superlative, superlative!
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Post by: Akira on September 17, 2018, 12:21:03
Yes, of course! What do you mean?

Zoran, this is Jakov's well known phrasing to praise.   :D
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Post by: Erik Lund on September 17, 2018, 12:24:21
Very very well done! These really play with the colors and shapes and they just look so dynamic and fluent, also the grain adds hugely to the look.
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Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 17, 2018, 12:56:55
Superlative, superlative, superlative!
Very very well done! These really play with the colors and shapes and they just look so dynamic and fluent, also the grain adds hugely to the look.
OK. Thanks, thanks, thanks Jakov!!! Also, it is so nice to hear your words Erik!
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Post by: HCS on September 20, 2018, 16:22:14
Slow shutter speed.

Your #588 is beautiful, all of the images are!
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Post by: golunvolo on September 20, 2018, 18:56:49
Zoran, another great set of images. Beautiful and skillful work!
  Thanks for sharing it
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Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 20, 2018, 19:25:02
Zoran, another great set of images. Beautiful and skillful work!
  Thanks for sharing it
Your #588 is beautiful, all of the images are!
Thank you very much Paco and HCS!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: armando_m on September 21, 2018, 00:59:05
Zoran, wow impressive series !
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Mongo on September 21, 2018, 01:18:38
Zoran, you have quite reset the bar for making unsharp work something to seek out and admire. Skilful, discerning and beautiful work.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 21, 2018, 04:48:36
Zoran, wow impressive series !
Thank you very much Armando! I'm glad you like it!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 21, 2018, 04:51:52
Zoran, you have quite reset the bar for making unsharp work something to seek out and admire. Skilful, discerning and beautiful work.
Thank you very much Mongo! Your words make me proud!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 21, 2018, 06:42:38
I adore those Sport images, Zoran.  Very impressive in colour and movement. Iconic.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 21, 2018, 07:34:58
I adore those Sport images, Zoran.  Very impressive in colour and movement. Iconic.
Wow! What a comment. Many thanks.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on September 21, 2018, 10:33:02
these sport images are wonderful, Zoran
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Zoran Milutinovic on September 21, 2018, 12:14:07
these sport images are wonderful, Zoran
Thank you very much Thomas!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 11, 2018, 12:07:19
11 oktober handheld shot d850 cv125mm f/2.5 missed focus by a hair makes it unsharp



Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: MFloyd on October 11, 2018, 13:06:07
Excellent, the "Winter Olympics" series 😊
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: MFloyd on October 11, 2018, 13:12:23
24h of Le Mans 2018

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1973/45243051351_aad4f329bf_k.jpg)
Pit Stop
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 11, 2018, 13:20:29
Maximised unsharpness
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on October 11, 2018, 14:03:58
Out trying my new 50mm f1.2 at f1.2 on my Df.
Most of the image is unsharp ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 11, 2018, 23:14:33

The one that got away.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3114987948.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on October 12, 2018, 00:16:51
Sounds like a sports fisher ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Airy on October 12, 2018, 09:27:38
Out trying my new 50mm f1.2 at f1.2 on my Df.
Enjoyable combination, isn't ?
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on October 12, 2018, 10:03:10
Enjoyable combination, isn't ?
Yes it has a nice rendering, but don’t like harsh light at f1.2. And the Df is a joy with MF Nikkors :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Erik Lund on October 12, 2018, 10:59:07
Be gentle when doing post processing of files from the fast lenses such as 50mm 1.2, 55mm 1.2 and Noct-Nikkor


If you use the 'sliders' too much or too aggressive in processing then the result will very quickly be harsh and rough looking,,,


My recommendation is to choose such lenses only if you would like an image with soft rendering, don't try to force sharpness into the image or you will end up with bad bokeh and a strange look of the file,,,


Instead of bumping up clearity, contrast and or sharpness, try with zero compensation or even pulling down these, maybe add colour or vibrance saturation only instead.


And as a final touch add selective sharpening only on the areas where the focal plane is!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 12, 2018, 11:28:09
The one that got away.

Love this cinematique image!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 12, 2018, 13:56:34
Sounds like a sports fisher ;)
...Or ptarmigan hunter, although in this case the weapon was the 300 PF.  ;D

Thanks for the comments both Bent and Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: JJChan on October 12, 2018, 16:55:13
Finally got my first rangefinder camera, trading Sony A7II, D200 and several lenses.
I'm getting about 30% in focus and the rest is a mess. Really hard in low light and not seeing what you expect as with DSLR. Add in lens that rotate the other way to Nikon, is f1.2 and aperture ring also rotating wrong way and the learning curve is very steep...
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 24, 2018, 11:39:40
The dedicated astronomical telescopes don't have or need lens "barrels", because they are used at night with no stray light.

Then, I realized that the focal lengths of the ubiquitous closeup lenses are in the range of popular long lenses.  My Kenko Pro1D AC closeup lens No.2 is an achromatic 500mm lens.

So, why not trying to hold the lens around 500mm away from my trusty D750 without my beloved AF-S 50/1.8G to shoot the full moon?

It was so difficult not only to hold the lens and the camera correctly but also to hold my breath during the proceduere.  I tried twenty-some shots and had to stop before I would suffocate.  :o :o :o

Even though this is the "best moon shot" I could get, I thought it deserved being posted here.   :P
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 24, 2018, 11:56:06
"it worked" -- what more can one ask for? nice try.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 24, 2018, 12:42:45
"it worked" -- what more can one ask for? nice try.

Thank you, Birna, for the encouragement!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on October 24, 2018, 22:16:24
it more than worked, IMHO.

I think this is a great interpretation of the moon !
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 24, 2018, 22:31:29
Akira, I would have loved to see you in action!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 24, 2018, 23:21:42
it more than worked, IMHO.

I think this is a great interpretation of the moon !

Thank you, Hans!  I myself like the image.


Akira, I would have loved to see you in action!

Jakov, I would have looked like an idiot trying to reach for the moon.   :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Ashlandish on October 25, 2018, 02:56:05
Jakov, I would have looked like an idiot trying to reach for the moon.   :D

Nah, you would have looked like an ambitious photographer reaching for the stars...reaching for an image is surely laudable  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on October 25, 2018, 03:43:31
Nah, you would have looked like an ambitious photographer reaching for the stars...reaching for an image is surely laudable  :)

Oh, Tim, you are too kind!   :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Mauricio Avila on November 02, 2018, 07:56:08
Unsharp or soft?

 :D

Saludos,

Mauricio
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: timh on November 17, 2018, 18:58:20
It's not too hard to get an unsharp photo with the D90 and the 50mm f/1.8D wide open.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on November 18, 2018, 03:44:31
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/WHS-Talent-Show-2017/i-GrgVtTJ/0/b9dd4c4a/O/DSCF9724.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on November 18, 2018, 04:07:50
Gary, this is absolutely fascinating!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 18, 2018, 21:33:02
Gary, this is absolutely fascinating!

I completely agree with Akira!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on November 19, 2018, 05:28:47
Thanks Akira and Jakov ... your opinions make me feel good because nearly all my stuff is unsharp.   8)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on November 19, 2018, 12:24:10
Thanks Akira and Jakov ... your opinions make me feel good because nearly all my stuff is unsharp.   8)
;D ;D ;D

   I was wondering why I like your work so much. Another great stage image
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Gary on November 20, 2018, 02:19:20
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Santa-Monica/i-fX7f4bR/0/8876dbc0/XL/Santa%20Monica%20-36-XL.jpg)

An old one that I enjoy.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on December 30, 2018, 11:08:38
My best unsharp photo is the next one, but I kind of like it.  Now I know how to make a local train feel like a super bullet train   :P
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Viv on December 30, 2018, 14:05:12
A frozen leaf:
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 01, 2019, 13:53:05

Moose taking off in the dark after being chased away from the apple trees:

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3250226424.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on January 01, 2019, 18:05:56
Sharp unsharpness?
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2019, 18:25:23
graffitti
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 07, 2019, 21:19:15
Kinderdijk.
Visited today with Tanja Šćepanović, straight of Montenegro.
I just had make a blurry one.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 07, 2019, 21:24:57
Nice Jakov -- I recognise that particular windmill despite it being rendered slightly less sharp than normal :D

Give my regards to Tanja. Would be nice meeting her again.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 07, 2019, 21:40:49
Tanja sends her warmest regards back.
She said that she liked Bjørn and that she can hardly wait to meet Birna :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: HCS on January 09, 2019, 17:06:32
Kinderdijk.
...
I just had make a blurry one.

Of course, the sharp pictures of Kinderdijk have been done to death. You're a master of this Jakov.

On top of that i really like it  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 09, 2019, 22:32:20
Thank you, Hans, I really appreciate you compliment!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Chip Chipowski on February 04, 2019, 02:49:46
Glen Jackson Bridge
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on February 04, 2019, 07:28:04
Glen Jackson Bridge

Chip, this is interesting.  The blur makes the scene look like a diorama.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: the solitaire on February 16, 2019, 09:23:48
Not exactly an unsharp photo. The focal plane tells it's own story here

55mm f1,2, wide open

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7823/33234633378_b6ba348291_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SCQbCj)DSC_2259 (https://flic.kr/p/SCQbCj) by Lumi Amy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141809723@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on March 03, 2019, 01:52:52
Nikon d800 and 50mm 1.4d
Sunny afternoon
Equipment courtesy of CGoss :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 04, 2019, 01:21:21
Paco, Paco, Paco!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on March 04, 2019, 09:08:17
 ;D Jakov!!!
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 04, 2019, 09:12:49
The state of the proverbial minimalism has been reached. Kudos Paco.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 04, 2019, 09:26:39
Paco, Paco, Paco!
+1 :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on March 04, 2019, 14:04:44
Thank you. I´m blushing here
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 05, 2019, 10:36:32
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7901/33404154118_8e0f4ba35f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Anthony on March 05, 2019, 11:39:49
A Marrakech street vendor objects to his merchandise being photographed.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2019, 19:33:10
Blurry connection

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46966125515_c27a6376e3_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: CS on May 19, 2019, 20:13:03
Ooooops!

Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: golunvolo on May 20, 2019, 00:29:09
I was driving and this field by the road call my attention. A normal trip will take less than 3 hours but it was over 5 this time  :)

  Gorgeous place
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: mxbianco on May 20, 2019, 09:46:52
No processing, except reducing the dimensions for the Web

Firenze Santa Maria Novella Railway Station

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on June 30, 2019, 14:11:26
Unsharp photo or experiment in color...
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Brett Mezen on July 22, 2019, 04:48:32
A Rainbow Bee Eater taken with my P1000
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: pluton on July 22, 2019, 21:26:26
Nice one, Brett. One can spend some time trying to reconstruct the bird's movement from the photo.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on July 28, 2019, 14:44:48
Crossing the Tamagawa river on the night train.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on August 29, 2019, 00:34:28
clothes washing stone
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 03, 2019, 18:11:44
a little bit unsharp...
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: ColinM on September 03, 2019, 20:18:15
Crossing the Tamagawa river on the night train.

I love this Akira
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: Akira on September 03, 2019, 20:59:11
I love this Akira

Thank you, Colin.
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: MFloyd on September 04, 2019, 00:38:19
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48119070267_3a529d4d09_b.jpg)
Pitlane - 24h of Le Mans 2019
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: beryllium10 on September 04, 2019, 05:54:47
John - Your photo may be "a little unsharp", but captures the essence of some cats I've known.  Perhaps he or she has some kind of focus over-ride, for times when a cat wants to remain incognito ...

Christian - excellent photo, excellent colours!  I especially like how one element, the tail light, is tracked sharply while the rest rushes past.  Is there some zoom blur as well as the motion blur?

Cheers, John
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: CS on September 04, 2019, 06:21:30
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48119070267_3a529d4d09_b.jpg)
Pitlane - 24h of Le Mans 2019


Nice shot, Christain!  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: John Geerts on September 04, 2019, 20:07:58
John - Your photo may be "a little unsharp", but captures the essence of some cats I've known.  Perhaps he or she has some kind of focus over-ride, for times when a cat wants to remain incognito ...

Cheers, John
Yes John, a kind of dive-away instinct  :) 
Title: Re: [Theme] Your best unsharp photo
Post by: MFloyd on September 05, 2019, 07:53:41

Nice shot, Christain!  :)

Thanks. Wynn’s approached me, completely unsolicited. So you will probably see this picture on their advertisements.

...

Christian - excellent photo, excellent colours!  I especially like how one element, the tail light, is tracked sharply while the rest rushes past.  Is there some zoom blur as well as the motion blur?

Cheers, John

So kind, John. The focus was rather on the cockpit (you can very well notice, the gear engaged (1) and the speed (59km/h; 60 is the max allowed in the pit lane, and the fines are hefty)). The tail lights (as the other) are LED driven, and the repetition is only a matter of the LED frequency. No zoom blur used. One can count the number (10) of “rings” and divide this by the exposure time (1/60s) to calculate the LED frequency (600Hz) ;)