044 - Morning reflections

Where's Dim Sum? #044 - Morning reflections

Dim Sum lounges by the water, listening to the morning sounds.

Some of my goals for this project are to learn new skills, to discover new techniques, to view SL in new ways, to find beauty in unexpected places.

I try to focus on the little details that people tend to ignore. When we learn to appreciate the details, then we see so much more beauty in a single spot. When we learn to appreciate the details, we appreciate the skill, the creativity, and the amount of work that went into creating a single object that usually becomes just a part of the background for most people. When we learn to appreciate the details, we slow down enough to enjoy the quiet moments, to savor the very basic things that give us peace -- the shape of a petal, the swirl of a reflection in the water, the way a shadow falls, the brilliance of a color, the curve of a line, the unexpected white dot.

Some of my previous works tend to be minimalistic to emphasize a detail. In this series, my work tends to be more cluttered. Maybe one day, I'll try to hide Dim Sum in a minimalistic photo. That would be quite a challenge. :)

location: Betelgeuse 5

Technical notes

windlight: Raymond's Sunrise (modified)
water: Pond

Depth of Field:
View angle: 0.725
FOV: 11.0
F-number: 6.0
Foc Length: 285
Foc Time: 0.8
CoC: 10.0
Resolution: 1.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.0

Glow Settings:
Quality: 8
Iterations: 10
Strength: 0.2
Luminance: 0.75
Warmth: 5.0
Width: 1.0
Alpha: 0.15