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2 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Have any of you had QC rejects on images with selective focus? I'm thinking about closeups of tabletop food in particular. I would like to do more of that, but I'm a bit worried about it. 

No, QC understands DoF quite well. If it's clearly intentional, and apparent in a thumbnail, I'd have no concerns about it.

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Terrific!

 

I've been meaning to ask this question for some time now. It will widen my approach considerably. Artistically, it gives me another option and it will let me shoot with a wider f-stop in low light. 

 

Thanks!

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My food shots are selective focus but only because I did not get full DOF. The important part of the image is sharp though.

 

Allan

 

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Not only selective focus / shallow DOF is acceptable, QC also accepts up to entirely blurred / out of focus. 

Some time ago we had a thread with blurred pictures, to give an idea of the acceptable range of blurred images. 

 

Have not been here a while, so there may have been others since, but this is the one I remember.

https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/5283-your-favorite-blurry-image/

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I do blur-for-motion shots often, but was not sure about my food snaps. Here one waiting in QC. The building is a touch soft but the truck is sharp. You can read the menus.

 

 

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An off-subject question: does anyone know what these zombie signs are about???

 

 

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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

An off-subject question: does anyone know what these zombie signs are about???

 

 

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HALLOWEEN? 

 

Allan

 

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5 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

I can't find any information about these signs. Alamy has only a few samples. 

Presumably it's aspoof road warning sign, seasonal as Allan says.

Triangles are for a warning- they have the point upwards, except for the "give way" (yield) which has the point down. A circular sign means a prohibition. They all have a red border.

https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/learning-to-drive/the-highway-code-uk-road-signs-and-meanings/

You don't need to heed them, but your bus driver does.

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Mark, the sign I captured is on a walking street near Liverpool ONE and John Lewis, no traffic involved. I don't think it was put up for Halloween. I just want to tag it correctly. 

 

Oddly, I had a similar problem in Chinatown, in NY. I asked over 50 Asian locals what this thing meant before someone was able to tell me. A good luck charm. 

 

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Zombie sign: My guess would be that it's part of an art installation. Another possibility would be some form of advertising or prop for a horror experience venue like the London Dungeon, but it seems a bit subtle for that.

Edit: Another possibility, which I now think I remember hearing about but could be imagining, is to warn people of 'zombie walkers' looking at their mobiles rather than where they are going.

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That must be it, Harry. Thanks. I'll have a closer look tomorrow. 

 

Update:

 

There are a lot of shops and groups of shops trying to find ways to get back walk-in customers. That's what this zombie sign is about. They are trying to make shopping entertaining. 

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On 26/10/2019 at 12:23, Ed Rooney said:

Have any of you had QC rejects on images with selective focus? 

No. I take a lot of moving subject images some of which are moving very fast, frequently with a lot of motion blur which could easily be seen as out of focus but never had a failure. Sometimes the subject is out of focus over much its length apart from a focused detail, and even that passes.

 

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16 hours ago, Avpics said:

No. I take a lot of moving subject images some of which are moving very fast, frequently with a lot of motion blur which could easily be seen as out of focus but never had a failure. Sometimes the subject is out of focus over much its length apart from a focused detail, and even that passes.

 

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Great shot.

 

Allan

 

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On 30/10/2019 at 17:23, Ed Rooney said:

An off-subject question: does anyone know what these zombie signs are about???

 

 

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Don't know about their use in this particular instance, Edo, but I'd instal a few hundreds of them outside the Australian federal parliament . . . hmmm, on second thoughts, that would only be half appropriate--zombies are brain-less, yes, but not heart-less . . .

 

DD

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See  "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and various other things generally in the SF/Fantasy fandoms.  Wikipedia has an article on the zombie apocalypse if you want to add some information about the cultural phenomenon generally. 

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34 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

This shot was my last sale in October. Coincidentally, it shows blur-for-action. But selective focus (DoF) is what I was asking about. 

 

 

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Ahhh! The good old days Edo.

 

Allan

 

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