I was testing the hyperfocal thing yesterday. I picked up on a link courtesy of Casey regarding this photographer on Eric Kim's blog that he usually just leaves his settings on iso2500 and f11 or f16.
I coupled that with a friend of mine who just got back from Myanmar and told me that if he wants to focus closer using hyperfocal, he goes a stop down. So if I set the aperture at f8, that i would place infinity at f11 and fire away to get objects at 3 or 4 feet away into relative focus.
And so it was with this one. Yes, of course, I was brazen enough to shoot this girl a chair away from where i was sitting separated by the cafe's glass partition. Yes, I did freeze out of fear when I composed but some things just really need to be done!
F8 set at F11 focusing, ISO800. Tweaked this in PS. lightening some parts, darkening others. No sharpening. i figured the technique worked pretty well. And the grain ain't that bad. In fact, it's pretty decently clean.
As to composition, well, let's leave that for further practice. I am still struggling with the framelines!
Thanks for looking!