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Soft Focus Portraits posted by Crabcakes November 01, 2009 02:38AM reply | quote
posted by Crabcakes

Nothing fancy, just some Magpie Softies (Magpie is our daughter's nickname).

All taken with the Soft Focus Optic.

1,2,3&4--Composer/Wide-Open
5&7--Muse/Wide-Open
6--Muse/Soft Focus Aperture #1 (with the Largest center-hole)
8&9--Composer/f2.8

Oh, yeah, because it can be a factor (noise vs. softness):

1,2,3&7--iso200
4,5,&6--iso100
8&9--iso400

Thanks for looking and I hope you find this useful,

Johnny Crabcakes

"Failure is the key to success;
Each mistake teaches us something."
--Morihei Ueshiba



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/01/2009 02:47AM by Crabcakes.
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by RichB November 01, 2009 02:59AM reply | quote
posted by RichB

Johnny,

Great assortment -- thanks for providing the details on lenses, apertures, ISO etc. -- that helps much. I like all of these soft images, especially the composition with the bonnet in #6. An instant fav for me!

Rich
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by shurla5 November 01, 2009 03:22AM reply | quote
posted by shurla5

These are just sweet.
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by yesmellow November 01, 2009 04:16AM reply | quote
posted by yesmellow

All are nice portraits..#5&#6 are my favourites,well done.
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by kmac November 01, 2009 09:17AM reply | quote
posted by kmac

Love the light and softness this lens provides. What a great series - many very nice images but the sixth and especially, the eighth, are just lovely.
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by Adriana_G November 01, 2009 02:51PM reply | quote
posted by Adriana_G

They're beautiful but I particularly love the abstract feel of no. 4. A fav for me :)
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by Kath November 01, 2009 07:15PM reply | quote
posted by Kath

A beautiful series, Johnny!

Kathleen

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Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by Bob Layne November 02, 2009 01:45AM reply | quote
posted by Bob Layne
I really like these.
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by themacguy2k November 02, 2009 02:45AM reply | quote
posted by themacguy2k

Nice stuff! That optics it SWEET! Fantastic shadows and feel to the images. Loving 2 & 8. :)

Nate
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Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by MattW November 02, 2009 02:55AM reply | quote
posted by MattW

Super portraits, I think you have used the soft focus lens really well.

Matthew
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by jad November 02, 2009 09:14AM reply | quote
posted by jad

exceptional shots Johnny. full of emotion and beauty. good job.

enjoye!

joye

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Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by BearWoodsDavid November 02, 2009 09:48AM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

Very well done series. I really like them all.

David Akoubian
www.bearwoodsphotography.com

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by Ol' Don November 02, 2009 10:41AM reply | quote
posted by Ol' Don

I, too, like all these, but number 5 is simply perfect. Well done.

Ol' Don

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around the sun!
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by codrin November 02, 2009 07:02PM reply | quote
posted by codrin

Awesome portraits, Johnny, really great work! Timeless!

Codrin
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Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by oliver tudoras November 03, 2009 03:37AM reply | quote
posted by oliver tudoras

superb

oliver

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Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by rannestad November 03, 2009 06:38AM reply | quote
posted by rannestad

These portraits are wonderful. The softfocus is perfect for this beautiful subject

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Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by juznobsrvr November 06, 2009 03:43AM reply | quote
posted by juznobsrvr

beautiful... both the subject and the captures

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Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by Va girl November 06, 2009 10:19AM reply | quote
posted by Va girl

Beautiful group Johnny... I love the light and softness of these captures with #5 and 6 standing out for me. Your imformation about the images is very helpful also. And I have a question.... which do you like using best with the soft focus... the composer or the muse??

Thanks!
Pam
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by Bender November 06, 2009 10:37AM reply | quote
posted by Bender

Wow, how did I miss these? Great work Johnny. You have a lovely little girl and these are some stunning shots. I like the one where she's behind the ripped screen, awesome stuff!

.................
Peter
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by brscrapper November 06, 2009 10:41AM reply | quote
posted by brscrapper

Thank you for posting these with all of the information. They are all beautiful. You have a beautiful daughter as well!! Numbers 3 and 6 are favorites.

Beth
Re: Soft Focus Portraits posted by Crabcakes November 11, 2009 02:34AM reply | quote
posted by Crabcakes

Thank you all so very much for your kind words. They are very much appreciated.

Johnny Crabcakes

"Failure is the key to success;
Each mistake teaches us something."
--Morihei Ueshiba

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