50mm – Pond Reflected SunstarsPosted: March 2, 2012
1/500 sec at f22, ISO 200
Edited in Lightroom
Taken January 20, 2012
You might be wondering why I used f22 when diffraction begins to take away sharpness at f8 or so. The reason is that I wanted to have sunstar rays in the sun’s reflection in the water. I tried other apertures, but it wasn’t really visible. This one still isn’t quite where I want it, but you can see some of the rays. View large to see the interesting detail in the water around the sun.
Luckily, sharpness doesn’t necessarily matter depending on the look you’re going for. I have started to edit the 50mm photos I’ve taken during the past two months and I’m finding that there’s a bunch that I really like that benefit from being “over” processed. Definitely not going for the realistic look here.
What do you think of the processing?