Food @ 35mm

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DezM
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Food @ 35mm
May 10, 2013

More shots with the D300 & Sigma 35mm f/1.4, but now of food

Baba ganoush

Shrimp cocktail

Seafood & broccoli with couscous

Vegan cupcake

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Re: Food @ 35mm
In reply to DezM, May 10, 2013

I'd been thinking this lens might not be worth getting until I go FF. These images give me cause to re-think. Nice shots.

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Re: Food @ 35mm
In reply to BartyLobethal, May 10, 2013

Yummy, yummy

Depth of fields seems too narrow even at F/2.5! The front part of plate is in focus but back end not.

Can you post same shots with smaller apertures to show how DOF changes?

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mobi1 wrote:

Yummy, yummy

Depth of fields seems too narrow even at F/2.5! The front part of plate is in focus but back end not.

Can you post same shots with smaller apertures to show how DOF changes?

Could try with other food, as this birthday dinner has passed.

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BartyLobethal wrote:

I'd been thinking this lens might not be worth getting until I go FF. These images give me cause to re-think. Nice shots.

There's a DX version only at 30mm:

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/30mm-f14-dc-hsm-a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFy1XcPH71g

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Love those shots.

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Does this mean you have plans to go FX, Dez?
May the gods help us...

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Hey Dez, I'm hungry now! Well done and nice lens.

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donski wrote:

Does this mean you have plans to go FX, Dez?
May the gods help us...

Lol. No, I'm waiting on the "D400". But I got this lens which can swing either way should I choose to

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Tasted better

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Thank you. I'm enjoying the lens. It renders nicely

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In reply to DezM, May 11, 2013

Technically, nice shots. Composition/framing, etc., rather boring, no offense.

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Mikhail Bogdanov wrote:

Technically, nice shots. Composition/framing, etc., rather boring, no offense.

Ok, lol

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DezM wrote:

More shots with the D300 & Sigma 35mm f/1.4, but now of food

Some tasty looking photos Dez, I'll splice in a few comments.

Works OK at first glance, but I think more work on the background would pay off. Every detail needs to be considered, including the reflections in the bowl - and the foot of the bowl itself - I'd say the crop needs to be more purposeful, or get the whole bowl in. The spoon is a debatable point, should it be fully in shot? It sort of gets away with it as the background is dark at that point, but maybe that highlights that the dark corner isn't ideal for the overall presentation.

Baba ganoush

Tight at the bottom once more. If you were doing these for publishing, then the biggest tip is not to crop too tightly as it restricts the layout options, far better to play safe and back off a touch - or at least cover your options and do both. Triangle of black in the bottom right corner needs to go.  But I think the more debatable point is where the point of focus should be. You have gone for the prawns and left the dip more blurred. I can't help but feel the focus point should be a little further back.

Shrimp cocktail

This one is working pretty well, but a feeling of imbalance. The left edge crop needs a touch of space to breath and the top/bottom edges should be in tune with each other - the plate is quite well positioned, so the food itself would have been better slightly further back. Good point of focus, but the prawn is too near the bottom edge of the plate and foot of the image.

Seafood & broccoli with couscous

Bottom edge again! But not as noticeable on this one. I like the colours and blurring on the napkin, top right triangle too strong and the cake is too tight to the left. Lighting a dark plate with dark cake is a tricky one, the wb looks too warm there and reflections aren't adding to the image.

Looks like you're going to have to serve it all up again and give it another go - I'll pop over and hold the reflector for you if you need an extra pair of hands (and mouth).

Vegan cupcake

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Thanks for the comments guys. Just sharing a memorable meal from my birthday

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DezM wrote:

Thanks for the comments guys. Just sharing a memorable meal from my birthday

Happy Birthday Dez!

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n057 wrote:

DezM wrote:

Thanks for the comments guys. Just sharing a memorable meal from my birthday

Happy Birthday Dez!

Thanks. BTW, the food was delicious

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Happy birthday then !
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DezM wrote:

Just sharing a memorable meal from my birthday

Next time we want to share the food, not just the memory

Hated (not) the pictures they made me hungry

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DezM wrote:

Thanks for the comments guys. Just sharing a memorable meal from my birthday

thing is Dez, on a photography forum with the world all watching, post photos of food and all you say is 'food @ 35mm', and the world thinks - 'hmm, tasty food, but could have been photographed a bit better'. Post them on a birthday food forum and people think - 'hmm, tasty food, someone had a good birthday'.

Clue us in a bit more and everyone enjoys the social side - HB old bean :~)

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jkjond wrote:

DezM wrote:

Thanks for the comments guys. Just sharing a memorable meal from my birthday

thing is Dez, on a photography forum with the world all watching, post photos of food and all you say is 'food @ 35mm', and the world thinks - 'hmm, tasty food, but could have been photographed a bit better'. Post them on a birthday food forum and people think - 'hmm, tasty food, someone had a good birthday'.

Clue us in a bit more and everyone enjoys the social side - HB old bean :~)

Haha! Good one John. I couldn't find the Birthday Food Forum so I posted it here

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