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Sharpness

When I started using a Digital SLR one of the first things I did was buy a tripod. Everything I read said I needed a tripod if I wanted to create sharp publishable photographs. Then I learned how to lock the mirror up and got myself a cable release.

Over time I have gotten lazy about using my tripod. I now have a couple of Vibration Reduction lenses and I find myself trusting the VR and trying to hold the camera steady by bracing against something.

Well I guess I learned a hard lesson this week. I was competing in a flower photography contest at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club . The judge was none other than Tony Sweet ( www.tonysweet.com ).

Well the end result was that Tony threw out three of my photos for not being sharp. This was one of the photos that he considered not sharp enough. Remember this is a digital version and he was judging the printed version of this flower. I always seem to have more problems with color prints than digital.

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I entered this in the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Flower Competition on 1/5/2009 and won Honorable Mention. The competition was stiff. Not only are flowers a popular subject but the judge was Tony Sweet. www.tonysweet.com

B-CCC HM

I entered this in the Arundel Camera Club Novice Digital Open Competition on 1/14/2009 and won Honorable Mention.

ACC HM

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