Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Sharpness is often ignored, but quite an important factor in the final pictorial quality.  Not that it has to be sharp or other way around, it is the right degree of resolution to our eye that define the image is sharp, or less sharp, soft, or even blur.  A heated debate more on the digital imaging, both still and motion; less a subject in the film days, perhaps because digital technology allows higher degree and more flexible manipulation. Whatever it is.  This image was taken with Canon 1Ds III with EF Macro 100/2.8L IS.  While finishing the final image, I merged a less sharp layer on the original ones to reduce the visual sharpness to give the final image a softer feel.

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