NikonsAndVStroms Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by NikonsAndVStroms, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    I agree, when looking at the image my eye is jumping between the small details with no steady place to look.

    You want to guide the viewers eye around and have that detail that keeps them in the image.
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  2. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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    i agree. moving the perspective down slightly would put the horizon resting at the lower edge of the upper third and create stronger leading lines/framing by the glass and hard structural elements at the bottom of the frame.
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  3. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    I like the idea of calenderizing this place...while it is still there. I caught wind that another local photog (wildlife) was going to buy it from the owner to use the wood for framing. :cry

    The first was shot with my 10-20mm ultrawide lens...it was new to me and I was pretty fascinated with the new lower zoom range. :D

    Will try and move back and use a longer focal length - if I understand correctly - this will flatten the image essentially?
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  4. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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    it's great to have a shot nearby to play and experiment with... you can really learn a lot that way. you'll get it... don't give up.
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    Is this Maine, near Schoodic Penninsula?
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    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Try to avoid the horizon right in the middle.
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  7. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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    yup... crop to just above the top of the lighthouse for a better pic.

    the rule of thirds really does work magic for landscapes. i'm not saying you must use it all the time and there are instances when it must be tossed but for people without a natural sense of composition, i strongly suggest you use it.
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  8. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Yup, as you go wider the distortion grows more and more. I went through the same phase though when I got my 9-18 Olympus lens (18-36mm in 35mm).
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    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    For Instance...

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    I have posted this before in TE's thread, but it's one of my best photos, IMHO. Note the sky is about a third, the mountains and beach are about a third, and the foreground is about a third. The fence in the foreground helps to draw the viewer into the image as well. YMMV. The road on the right does detract a bit.
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  10. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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    good example. and a perfect illustration why we photogs should all drive a cherry picker. if you could've hoisted yerself another 15 feet in the air, the road surface winding around the mountains in the distance would've opened up to the camera, and created a most incredible leading line to pull the viewer's eye through the entire scene. the road on the right would suddenly be a needed element in the photo as a place for the eye to begin its journey.
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  11. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Standing up on the V-Stroms pegs did a good job to get me "in the air" :evil
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    worgoose Been here awhile

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    I am very new to this I would like to take some landscapes as well as some action. I have been enjoying the pics I've been taking at rallys and such but I think I want to try more.

    Some of the photos I have seen in the ride report thread have blown me away.
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    worgoose Been here awhile

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    Ok maybe I am out of my element but all of these look great to me
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  20. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Great idea snoidy & NikonStrom :thumb

    Dgrin intimidates me. :yikes
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