Focal Length: 28 mm
Aperture: f 1.8
Exposure time: 1/640 sec
Capture date: 2012-Mar-11 16:25
Posted Last Year
When your girlfriend wants a nice photo, but you're in an open park and the shade is far away, you are not carrying additional light equipment, you have no special diffuser with you and and the sun is high and you see harsh shadows in her face... you know you could potentially be in trouble.... :)
Luckily, we had the idea to use Barbara's scarf to create some shadow and also as a diffuser for the sun with a cool light effect as a bonus.
Hope you like it. Thanks for browsing through my photos.
Rob, I thought about it and I agree that cutting off that left below corner would certainly work, but I wanted to keep a hint of the pose (arms stretching to the bench behind her) and keep a bit of that wide-angle feeling. Thanks for leaving comments.
dariel m, I really can't imagine why you wouldn't have the same bokeh if you set it to f/1.8. This particular photo is not a crop, it actually was a headshot, and when you're that close to a person, the background becomes completely blurred out at f/1.8. I didn't do any post editing to change the background.
Your focus problem, on the other hand, can be explained: maybe you have some back- or front focussing issues with your lens? More info here :
PIXistenz, thanks for the tips! I actually seem to have an older version of this lens. It's possible they may have made some significant changes to it? Anyways, I have big equipment changes coming soon. Thanks again!
Chris you leave me speechless....... saying "When your girlfriend wants a nice photo" with the skills you have and the looks she has, you could do this with your eyes closed and both asleep :-)
All kidding aside, this is another great photograph !
What I particularly like is the look in her eyes/setting of the mouth which is both mischievous and dreamy and creates an enigmatic overall impression.