Portrait Of An Old Man Posted on February 28, 2013 12:16 pm by Bob 5 Comments Seen at More Mojo Chiropractic in Noe Valley. My portraiture skillz are improving This entry was posted in Bob « Portrait Of A Young Man Lun Ting Cafe, Chinatown, San Francisco » 5 Responses to Portrait Of An Old Man Nelson says: February 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm You really caught that smile. Nice work! Reply Bob says: February 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm Thanks, Nelson. It’s DMV-worthy. Reply Donald Kinney says: March 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm I LIKE it. I LOVE it. But there is something really strange about the focus–the very nearest is in sharp focus and so is the background, but some stuff in the middle looks out of focus. 2 exposures focused differently, mated? Can’t figure it out. But definitely a better image this way, with the very curious selective focus. Spill the beans, Bob. We thirst for knowledge. I LIKE it. I LOVE it. Just can’t figure it out. Reply Bob says: March 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm Ah those TSA scanners are strange devices, aren’t they, Donald? Truth is the photo was shot at f/2.8, meaning the DOF is very narrow. The front of the face was in focus but the neck was not. Then I added a textured overlay in Photoshop – something with cracks and shadows – to increase the spooky feeling. The overlay was sharp throughout the frame, so it makes the backdrop curtain appear to be simultaneously in and out of focus. You have good eyes, Donald. Most people wouldn’t notice something like that. Reply spilledinkguy says: March 4, 2013 at 7:19 am NICE! I love the super-shallow d.o.f, Bob… reminds me of those classic old portraits where the subject’s eyes were crisp but things had begun to fade dramatically by the time you looked as far back as the ear… awesome!!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * WebsiteOption Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail Notify me of new posts by email.