View single post by jk
 Posted: Sat Feb 20th, 2021 16:49

Joined: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012
Location: Carthew, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 6640
I dont mind the ultra defocussed background but it doesnt work for every subject.  I use the technique in some portraits but it is a bit like the Orton effect in landscapes.  If you do it in/on every image it becomes a very artificial image as you say.  I like to see the background in cthe context.

The owl image looks very much like an Eric Hoskings image but I dont know if he did that on his images or whether they are just naturally like that.
The swallow shot is great timing and very sharp but as you say it would be nice to see a bit more background or surrounding detail.  He is on a skim over the wall, but where did he come from?

I just wish I had the patience and fieldcraft that Jeff has to capture these images.

Still learning after all these years!