Stuart Ord  

Carthusian Pink by Stuart Ord

October 2021 - Carthusian Pink

About the Image(s)

Taken in a delightful garden called Nymans in south England, July 2021.Nothing much to say about it- I just like it!

Olympus OM-D E-M1ii, Olympus 60mm macro lens, natural light, f8, 1/200 sec, ISO 500, processed in Affinity from RAW. It’s a pity that the EXIF doesn’t record the magnification (which is displayed in a window in the lens, so clearly it knows this value!). But it does tell me that the focus distance was 0.3m and the depth of field was “5mm (0.298m to 0.302m)” (no they can’t do arithmetic, or more likely it’s a rounding error). That means it was less than 1:1 (sorry!) but not far off if related to full frame.

2 comments posted

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Stuart, I think you've done a great job with the capture of the flower with a wonderful feeling of overall sharpness. The perspective is also very pleasing for me in this image in that it feels like it is coming toward me. Did you consider removing that vertical blade of grass (or leaf?). It does detract for me because it pulls my eye to it repeatedly. I think removing it and decreasing the clarity on the overall background would be something to try?   Posted: 10/04/2021 13:04:55

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Hi Carol
I did wonder about removing it, as it is well out of focus, but being a geometric sort of guy I liked the 3 radial lines. You are probably right about the clarity - it's something that I like, but recognise that I probably over-do it. I suppose I'm a bit paranoid about sharpness as in the past I've been criticised for lack of it, and increasing the clarity does help with an impression of sharpness I think. I'll give it a go!   Posted: 10/04/2021 14:02:38


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