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Great robiuk 2009-01-06 14:44

Hi Ben,
I think the apparent 'flatness' lies in an awkward choice
of aperture here - neither small enough to keep the BG in
focus, nor big enough to distance it from the faces in
the foreground and make them really stand out.
I would be happier with only one person in the very foreground,
but hey, sometimes you have no option...
(I'm still wondering what brought you to Tatvan...?)

Old 01-07-2009, 02:54 PM
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Personally I think the DOF is just about right. Anyway, I wanted to keep the background almost in-focus, to show some of what was going on back there.

What was I doing in Tatvan? Well, it's the end of the line for the Lake Van Express, so I spent the night there before catching the ferry to Van the next day.
It's a strange but friendly place - I got the impression that they don't see may tourists there, at least not in the middle of winter!

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:53 AM
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Hi Ben,
just to make myself clear: whatever I said I didn't mean the DOF was not right, just tried to explain why the photo might appear appear to be flat (or 2D as opposed to 3D) to some people here.
And for the destination - I was just surprised you chose Van, although I don't know Turkey and have no clue what popular destinations are there.
Thanks for making things clear,
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