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07-15-2017, 08:58 PM - 1 Like   #1
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This was just a shot I took, on a whim, on a neat dark street downtown. Not too much thought put into it. Well, tell me what you guys think?

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Not too much thought put into it
Well that's a shame, as the raw materials were there for something quite outstanding.
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I think it's a matter of composition. A few steps back, and a few steps to your left, if possible, would have made the vertical with "Antiques" one side for a frame, with "Garage" the top of the frame, and would have still allowed for the lit office on the second story to be in view.. The long exposure works in your favor, lots of detail comes out of the shadows.
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I think it's a matter of composition. A few steps back, and a few steps to your left, if possible, would have made the vertical with "Antiques" one side for a frame, with "Garage" the top of the frame, and would have still allowed for the lit office on the second story to be in view.. The long exposure works in your favor, lots of detail comes out of the shadows.
Sadly, I couldn't I was literally up against a wall that was not scalable, and to go further left would give you too oblique of an angle on the building...meaning the perpective would've been off. Unfortunately, given the terrain, this was the best I could do, and with the widest angle lens I have in my kit.

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Well that's a shame, as the raw materials were there for something quite outstanding.

Sadly, I couldn't I was literally up against a wall that was not scalable, and to go further left would give you too oblique of an angle on the building...meaning the perpective would've been off. Unfortunately, given the terrain, this was the best I could do, and with the widest angle lens I have in my kit.

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Well that's a shame, as the raw materials were there for something quite outstanding.

What do you think of this shot?

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Well done!
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Cool shot
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I just don't care for the fence mesh in the foreground.



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What do you think of this shot?
I find the mesh fence is a little too invasive for my liking.

@ tapasr_5737b337e9db0 Welcome to the forum and that's quite some catchy little forum name you've picked yourself there.
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I find the mesh fence is a little too invasive for my liking.

@ tapasr_5737b337e9db0 Welcome to the forum and that's quite some catchy little forum name you've picked yourself there.
Well, I'm sure the business owner wouldn't have been happy with me cutting a hole in the fence securing his goods at 2am.
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I just don't care for the fence mesh in the foreground.
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I find the mesh fence is a little too invasive for my liking
To each his own, but what I like about it is the photo catches a moment the way we see it as we pass by, but stop and presents it to the viewer. The picture's not necessary about any object behind the mesh, it's a whole. That's the beauty of one type of photography, capturing all those little moments and freezing them for further examination.
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Well, I'm sure the business owner wouldn't have been happy with me cutting a hole in the fence securing his goods at 2am.
Have you tried to focus manually?
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Have you tried to focus manually?
I'm not sure I understand what you mean? I had to manually focus on this shot because I was using a prime lens...I didn't want the chain link in focus...I wanted the shop behind the fence in focus.
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