100 to 1 memories

Not easy to select the postcards that will engrave one’s memories of Paris forever. My role was easier and one geniune look was engraved forever that night on Les Champs-Elysées.

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Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/125, ISO1000

6 Responses to “100 to 1 memories”

  1. m_a_n_o_l_o dit :

    Why are the cards in the centre out of focus?
    Nice picture though!

  2. admin dit :

    because it was taken at F1.2 to get a high speed and sharp face. 60mm + F1.2 means a area of focus of a few centimeters.
    I tried at F2.8, but even then, depth of field was not enough to the cards and the face in focus.

  3. m_a_n_o_l_o dit :

    Hm, but the cards on the right and left are sharper. That I was wondering about.

  4. admin dit :

    it is normal as they are at the same distance to camera than the face of the girl. Imagine a circle with the camera as center, there will be several points in focus along the curve (that is the postcards on the far and right sides) ;)

  5. m_a_n_o_l_o dit :

    Ok, that sounds evident. Thanks for the explanation! :)