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I shot with Pickoles from “Chunkey Monkey” and we ended up with 175 images over 19 sets.

My first pass at my favorites cuts the number down to 38

S04-06 S04-07 S04-08 S05-08 S05-12 S06-10 S06-14 S07-05 S07-08 S07-15 S07-16 S08-04 S08-05 S08-07 S09-01 S09-03 S09-04 S09-06 S09-07 S09-12 S09-14 S10-02 S10-03 S11-02 S11-08 S12-03 S12-05 S13-02 S13-04 S13-11 S14-03 S16-02 S16-08 S16-11 S16-14 S17-01 S17-02 S19-01

My next cut brings us to my top 20 favorites

20151030_Pickoles_T20S04-07 S04-08 S05-08 S06-10 S06-14 S07-05 S07-08  S09-01 S09-06 S09-12 S10-03 S11-02 S11-08 S13-04 S13-11 S14-03 S16-02 S16-14 S17-01 S19-01

My next step is to choose my top 10 in order. This will give my over all favorite and my top 5 for the gallery above.

In reverse order my top ten is from position 10 to 6

20151030_Pickoles_T10-6S16-02 S09-01 S16-014 S11-08 S07-05

My top five in reverse order from position 5 to 2

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S06-14 S04-08 S19-01 S05-08

Which leaves my overall favorite image from the shoot.

20151030_Pickoles_S17_01a20151030 Pickoles Set 17 Image 01 – Minor Adjustment.

I don’t think I mentioned it before but I’m pretty sure my 18-105mm lens is messed up.  It is my favorite lens for working indoors. Every notch below 35mm make it seem that you are a little further away from the subject than you really are. I use it a lot and it took me a while to decide that it was really messed up. The picture would look great in the viewfinder but when I get it back home and look at the image on the computer the details become blurred in sections. I blamed the camera, then the view finder but with Pickoles shoot I finally had to admit it to myself the lens is gone… it’s pining for the fjords as John Clease  would say.

So what to do with burred pictures? Well I use an overlay of a high pass filter to sharpen the details where I need them. I also use a mask for when I need don’t need to apply the sharpening uniformly.

I also used a lens blur with mask  to create a depth of field which also drew attention away from the blur.

I really like Pickoles’ pose, to me is has an air of confidence. She is making an adjustment while not needing to pay attention to it. All the while giving the impression that she knows we are paying close attention to her. Nice picture.

This is the first time I have worked with Pickoles but I hope it’s not the last.

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