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Art of Rings
Those concentric circles are probably Newton's Rings. I could be wrong too. One more below.

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Commentby Kazi Nasir on Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:33 pm

Both images are out standing! especially the first one...love the color, balance ...an unique image.
Very curious to know how did you manage to get this effect

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Commentby Rajkumar on Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:31 pm

interesting artistic effect. Those could be newtons rings of interference patterns. Yes I think they are newtons rings

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:31 pm

Hi Kazi Nasir, I got them by gentle defocussing.

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Commentby Sravan Kumar on Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:46 am

Fantastic Shots and Perfect Execution.

Incidentally, Last week I was experimenting on bokeh in my trip to Ramnagar accompanied by Ravi, I got a question "How good should be the lens quality", should lens bokeh performance be uniform across the frame to get what exactly I want.

So here today I found one good example to share this, though not exactly related to bokeh :)

As seen in the first and second pictures, The Circles are round in center and turned towards onion shaped towards the outer frame.
Photographers generally want all these circles to be circular only, but all the lenses may not allow :)

So finally last week where I ended up was, "So what is the acceptable/tolerance limit, should the photographer use the BEST LENS without any excuse for bokeh highlighted shots or the concept is appreciated?"
Hope I am not hijacking this post (which is not related to bokeh) :)

Thanks for sharing this concept and images.

Commentby ramesh_adkoli on Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:22 pm

Indeed they are Newton's Rings (BTW, read it up after seeing this image :)). Very interesting image, Ganesh. Tilt in play here?

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:53 pm

Friends, I refrained from sharing lens details in my first post above since we don't discuss them here:) I thought I would share some important information a few days later (at my personal website), but since you all are curious and asking some important questions let me share it here!

These two images are made using the exemplary lens by Zeiss - Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 lens. I am planning to write a short article on this lens with some sample images. I think this is the best lens I have ever used in my life so far!
Like others I don't believe in lenses/cameras making pictures but using this lens is an interesting experience :)

Nope, I have not bought it :) For now I have borrowed it. For the same price I can buy about 10 Nikon 85mm f1.8G lenses :) I am doing some extensive tests currently to ensure that forking that large sum makes some strong sense, more so when I am doing this as a hobby.

BTW, in past I had made several images like these (slight defocus of dew/rain drops). However, I never saw these Newton's rings. Here are a few of them made earlier using Nikon Micro lenses/TS lenses/long teles.

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Newton's rings itself are not a great benefit, however this speaks a lot about quality of this lens which I hope makes a lots of sense when I would like to see some of these images on Hahnemuhle's FineArt pearl thanks to upscaling potential these high quality files will have (hopefully).

Sravan, the little article I am writing will be on bokeh of this lens! Please stay tuned, it might take a week+ to complete and will show up on my personal site. I need to do some more rigorous testing...

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Commentby Sravan Kumar on Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:51 pm

Thank you very much! Eagerly waiting :)

Commentby Madhav Jois on Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:59 am

Something new to learn from you as always! Exquisite tonality in both the images. TFS sir.

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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:32 am

utterly celestial feel of this series, ganesh. exquisite!, the way art n science visually compliments.
interesting n helpful reads on n's rings n the lenses.
tfs.

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Commentby Vikram Sathyanathan on Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:22 pm

Hi Ganesh, thanks for sharing some insights about the images. I noticed that some of your earlier images (Nikon / TS, etc) do have these rings but not very distinctive as you have shown with Zeiss. The ones shot on Zeiss show more detail than others. Was this intentional? I do agree that lenses are normally not compared here but I wonder if its only Zeiss that was able to give you such detail in the rings that you have captured and not the other ones. Nevertheless you have broken new ground here at CNP and thanks so showing us another dimension of 'light'



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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:07 pm

Vikram, as I mentioned I used Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 lens for these (not Leica). I did not see these so far in images made using other lenses. I had used another Zeiss lens (24mm f2 on a Sony SLR) where I did not see this. That said I need to do some more tests of this lens..

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Commentby Vikram Sathyanathan on Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi Ganesh, sorry I actually meant Zeiss in my previous comment. Its interesting to note that on a Sony you did not get the same effect. Looking forward to more feedback. Thanks for sharing

Commentby Raviprakash S S on Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:15 am

It has to be Ganesh. Thanks for showing something new again. I am sure Zeiss 85mm lens deserves you.

And eagerly waiting for the article.

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Commentby nirlep on Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:20 am

Took a big gulp for want of words here Ganesh! Amazing attempt. The detail captured is so vivid and to have it in nature photography is truly genius. A big hug!!