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Re: Weird Lines

Nope, nothing like that but to me, it did appear to be some sort of weird shadow from the tree branches? As mentioned, I'm new to DSLRs and just learning all the features so my photos are really bad but I must say that I wouldn't expect them to be so bad as they seem to be (fairly severe chromatic aberration on most pictures but some have not ... these odd brown lines ... ) using this telephoto lens. So I find myself wondering if it is me or the lens! lol

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Re: Weird Lines

That sounds plausible. I had to resize the photo to post it here because at original size it was larger than the maximun allowed to be uploaded here. 

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Re: Weird Lines

Those are tree branches.  But they're close enough that they aren't in sharp focus ... so you see them as strange lines that aren't well-defined.

 

When you shoot, you want to watch the composition not just of your intended subject, but also keep in mind what will show up in the foreground and the background.  It's fairly common to need to change where you position the camera ... or if you have someone with you, ask them to hold the branches out of the way while you get the shot.

 

With a point & shoot type camera or a camera phone, the physics of the optics (extemely short focal length lenses) means that the depth-of-field is usually very broad ... this causes the foreground & background to be fairly well-defined in most images.  Wtih large sensor / large-lens cameras, you get a shallower depth of field (which can be used to artistic advantage with the right lenses) and it's less clear why you see this stuff.

 

 

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Re: Weird Lines


@TCampbell wrote:

Those are tree branches.  But they're close enough that they aren't in sharp focus ... so you see them as strange lines that aren't well-defined.

 

 


They look like tree branches to me, too.  Whatever they are, they are between the camera and the focused DoF, Depth of Field.  In other words, what you are seeing is normal.  It is the exact opposite of seeing distant background objects OOF, out of focus.  

 

In this case, objects that are relatively closer to the camera that the focused subject are OOF, just as objects that are relatively further away from the focused subject appear OOF.

 

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This photo is an example of what I mean. Foreground branches are OOF..  It is just not quite as extreme as your example photo.

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Re: Weird Lines

If they are branches why are the ones obviously closer to the camera in better focus? One appears to be in front of the canoe and one behind it.

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