Janos Demeter, EPSA  

Die by Janos Demeter, EPSA

August 2019 - Die

About the Image(s)

Here I played with the DOF (i.e. letting on purpose a small DOF, play into the image). Not even the margins of the dice are sharp as the faces are not plate, they are somewhat concave. So, I used f/2.8 and focused on the black spot.

Note that "Die" is the singular form of dice (rather than being a commentary on something else)

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4 comments posted

Oscar Pung   Oscar Pung
The sharp edges of the black dot, surrounded by the blur, really pop Janos. There is just enough depth of focus that the subject is still immediately identifiable. Nice.   Posted: 08/07/2019 16:23:49

Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
This an interesting take on the die. The only thing I might work on is the left lower corner on the front. To me, the brightness is a bit distracting as is the white spot in the black dot portion. Your choice of red makes a nice background and I find the overall concept interesting.   Posted: 08/09/2019 16:51:05

Charles Ginsburgh   Charles Ginsburgh
I really am enjoying your concept here, giving us a really "up close and personal" view of the die. Your execution is great and I think the field of focus employed is really effective. However, I too find that the bright white areas on the corners and front face to be quite distracting (especially on the front face). I find that it difficult to move my eye away from those areas and to my mind this detracts from the intent of the image. You might be able to address this some in post-processing, however you also might need to re-shoot the image after adjusting your lighting some.

This does highlight how difficult it is at times to see these issue as we are capturing our images, something that I continue to struggle with.
  Posted: 08/16/2019 15:16:59

Angela Chan   Angela Chan
A very different view of a die.
The texture reminds me of a soft stuffed toy .
The color contrast among black, beige and red are very effective.
Thank you for sharing.   Posted: 08/27/2019 09:45:15