Sunday, July 7, 2013
We arrived at the gate at 5 pm, the time that the compound closed. I got just a glimpse of the building and took 5 bracketed shots for HDR. We can just about seeing the famous ceiling painting that depict Bhima Swarga Saga.
|The Puputan Klungkung Monument at Klungkung, Bali.|
This monument is at the major cross-road of Klungkung. I have no idea of what the ceremony the local people dressed in white was holding during our visit. The Metha Gosa Pavilion is at one side of the monument and the Puputan Klungkung Monument is on the other side. All I can see from the story is all the bodies piled around the last king of the last Balinese Kingdom were all dress in white.
Grace's friend has a house exchange and is staying in a Villa in Southern Bali and asked us to spend a long weekend with them. The house is a private villa and is a lot bigger than the usual villa that are rented to tourists. It is very traditional in the typical Bali architecture style. It took five hours to fly from Taipei to Bali, then another one hour to fight through the immigration. In the end, when we walked into the villa and saw her friends, it was all worth it.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Sharpness & DOF
|F/2; DC/0: DOF/2cm|
|F/2.8; DC/0: DOF/4cm|
|F/4; DC/0: DOF8cm|
|F/5.6; DC/0: DOF/10cm|
|F/8; DC/0: DOF/12cm|
The best sharpness is really started from F/4.
In the sense of DC-Nikkor lens, BOKEH of a image does not equal to out-of-focus.
At F/2, DC/2; F/2.8, DC/2.8; F/4, DC/4, the lens adds a very slight BOKEH to the overall image. It is a nice setting for portrait.
At F/2, as DC setting increase the overall BOKEH also increase. It is really used for special effects.
At F/2.8, DC/2 moves the BOKEH forward; DC/4 moves the BOKEH backward, DC/5.6 further backward.
At F/4, DC/5.6 moves the BOKEH backward.
Thus, the best aperture to use is F/4 at DC/0 for sharpness; F4 at DC/4 adds some soft effect to the image; F/4 at DC/5.6 increases the background BOKEH.