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Landscape photo quirks?

 
BostonBay
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Dec 29, 2017 06:51 |  #1

I admit it... I have a quirk. I HATE powerlines in my photos, ANY photos. I mean HATE. I will spend hours trying to get a great shot of a great subject without showing powerlines. Sometimes I can make it work with them included, like using them as supplemental leading lines or as a component enhancing physical depth. Sometimes I will remove them in post-processing.

So... Does anyone else have little quirks like this?


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Dec 29, 2017 07:22 |  #2

BostonBay wrote in post #18528569 (external link)
I HATE powerlines in my photos, ANY photos.

I am so with you on this.




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Dec 29, 2017 07:55 as a reply to Sibil's post |  #3

I don't think anybody likes power lines in any photo. Coming in second is contrails.


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Dec 29, 2017 08:15 |  #4

Yup

And construction cranes in cityscapes.


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Dec 29, 2017 09:46 |  #5

There always seem to be people who park themselves in front of landmarks and don't move. If they don't move, harder to clone/median them out.




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Dec 29, 2017 12:20 |  #6

Capn Jack wrote in post #18528644 (external link)
There always seem to be people who park themselves in front of landmarks and don't move. If they don't move, harder to clone/median them out.

That is a problem if one is trying to photograph from the same vantage point that everyone else looks at the scene from. . But if one is trying to create an image that is original, then one is usually finding vantage points that are out of the way and that nobody else knows about, and then other people being in the way is not a problem.

And if one really thinks about it, one will wonder, "why would anyone want a picture of the same scene from the same place that dozens/hundreds/thousa​nds of other people have taken pictures from?"


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Dec 29, 2017 12:32 |  #7

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18528774 (external link)
That is a problem if one is trying to photograph from the same vantage point that everyone else looks at the scene from. . But if one is trying to create an image that is original, then one is usually finding vantage points that are out of the way and that nobody else knows about, and then other people being in the way is not a problem.

And if one really thinks about it, one will wonder, "why would anyone want a picture of the same scene from the same place that dozens/hundreds/thousa​nds of other people have taken pictures from?"

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^ yup. 100%


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Capn ­ Jack
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Dec 29, 2017 12:35 |  #8

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18528774 (external link)
That is a problem if one is trying to photograph from the same vantage point that everyone else looks at the scene from. . But if one is trying to create an image that is original, then one is usually finding vantage points that are out of the way and that nobody else knows about, and then other people being in the way is not a problem.

And if one really thinks about it, one will wonder, "why would anyone want a picture of the same scene from the same place that dozens/hundreds/thousa​nds of other people have taken pictures from?"

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Perhaps, but the backs of many places aren't interesting. You may be limited in the angles where the object is recognizable or looks good. Being able to get to places early AM usually helps more, and the light is usually better too, especially in summer.




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Dec 29, 2017 12:57 |  #9

Verticals that aren't vertical and horizons that aren't horizontal....


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Dec 29, 2017 13:06 |  #10

DutchinCLE wrote in post #18528818 (external link)
Verticals that aren't vertical and horizons that aren't horizontal....

Yep ... this one just OCDs me out. I don't understand why just a fraction of a degree bugs me so very, very much. But it really does.


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Dec 31, 2017 08:55 |  #11

Capn Jack wrote in post #18528644 (external link)
There always seem to be people who park themselves in front of landmarks and don't move. If they don't move, harder to clone/median them out.

I'm assuming this is a public place so everyone has the same rights. If you don't want anyone in front of you...then get yourself out of bed early...otherwise live with people being in your images. That's just life.




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Dec 31, 2017 09:03 |  #12

Hogloff wrote in post #18529975 (external link)
I'm assuming this is a public place so everyone has the same rights. If you don't want anyone in front of you...then get yourself out of bed early...otherwise live with people being in your images. That's just life.

There's a saying, I recall:
"Beware of early-risers ... they want the world all to themselves."

Alternative version:
"Beware of early-risers ... they could be angry photographers."


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Dec 31, 2017 09:30 |  #13

Hogloff wrote in post #18529975 (external link)
I'm assuming this is a public place so everyone has the same rights. If you don't want anyone in front of you...then get yourself out of bed early...otherwise live with people being in your images. That's just life.

Please see my post from earlier in the thread...:rolleyes:

Repeated so you don't have to look very far. Or if the scene matters enough to me and I have time, I just wait them out. It's just one of my quirks and I certainly don't act as a fool about it.

Capn Jack wrote in post #18528787 (external link)
Perhaps, but the backs of many places aren't interesting. You may be limited in the angles where the object is recognizable or looks good. Being able to get to places early AM usually helps more, and the light is usually better too, especially in summer.

DaviSto wrote in post #18529982 (external link)
There's a saying, I recall:
"Beware of early-risers ... they want the world all to themselves."

Alternative version:
"Beware of early-risers ... they could be angry photographers."

Or someone who is in an area for work and only has the early morning free.




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Dec 31, 2017 09:32 |  #14

Jethr0 wrote in post #18528594 (external link)
Yup

And construction cranes in cityscapes.

Along those lines, scaffolding around an interesting object. Yeah, it needs maintenance.




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Dec 31, 2017 09:43 |  #15

I get heavily annoyed with power lines. Not just for landscapes, but portrait and other stuff too. It's like sky pollution. And when you really step back and look, how ridiculous is it that we just have wires hanging everywhere you look. You cannot escape them unless you get away from civilization, and you still run into them in the wild.

And if you live near the coast... your power lines are riddled with decorations:

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