reply to post by marsorbust
Sorry, I see I'm late for the party.
I can't get the full shot you have uploaded to the online photo storage site. Can you please send me the file? And any other pictures of interest?
In playing around with the cropped photo, I am able to see that in the middle of the photo, from the bottom on the right going up across the middle
towards top left, there seems to be some kind of "staircase" effect. These "stairs" that I see are somewhat translucent, and at the top of the
photo seem to stop when they reach the more solid parallelogram shaped thing that we are calling leaves.
They are not leaves. Clearly the tree directly behind the blur has no leaves. There are other trees visible that are also without leaves.
What is interesting is that the "stairs" are all pointing the same direction, and all the "blur" is only on the "stairs", not the trees
themselves. The "stairs" are also quite thin in certain areas (right side), and thicken up on the middle to left side of the picture.
In my opinion, the blur is not some birds, or insects, or other flying debris.
I also see some diffusion or "fog" in certain areas of the photo. The top left side has three lights showing, with a mist or fog, or smoke showing
also. That smoke effect is also on the bottom right of the cropped photo.
Where did you take this picture?
You indicated that the camera was mounted. Mounted to what? A tripod?
If so mounted, then why is the photo not extremely sharp?
Can you please close down the aperture and increase the exposure time to get more depth of field so that all is in focus. You might have some
movement, but the for the most part the photo should be in focus, and have no blur in it. BTW - a tripod is a must for this, unless it is a really
Better yet. Put the cam on a tripod. Take 3 shots each at a different shutter speed and f-stop. Try fast, medium and slow shutter speeds. Leave the
cam on auto otherwise. Upload all the consecutive (within a short time gap in between shots) photos. I woud like to superimpose them on top of one
another to see where there are differences and identify any blurriness.
The staircase effect is just dumbfounding. Is it a staircase factory? lol