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Nov 05, 2006 21:06 |  #1

Hi,

I was out shooting fall leaves this morning when I found this stack of railroad ties at a worksite.

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Nov 06, 2006 08:31 |  #2

Hey Jim.. take this for what it is worth because photography is so personal, there is no one right answer. I think I would have shot this a lot - and I mean a lot - tighter. The forground and background do not add anything of value to this shot. I think a shot filling corner to corner with the ties shot head on would have been more compelling. Tha patterns in the wood should be very interesting. I think it's one of those times where less would be more. But it's a subject with some great potential. But then again, I could be wrong too.... have been many times before. Cheers.


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Nov 06, 2006 09:57 |  #3

Croasdail wrote in post #2224010external link
Hey Jim.. take this for what it is worth because photography is so personal, there is no one right answer. I think I would have shot this a lot - and I mean a lot - tighter. The forground and background do not add anything of value to this shot. I think a shot filling corner to corner with the ties shot head on would have been more compelling. Tha patterns in the wood should be very interesting. I think it's one of those times where less would be more. But it's a subject with some great potential. But then again, I could be wrong too.... have been many times before. Cheers.

Hi,

Great advice...I'm going back next weekend and do just that :) I was fasinated by the patterns in the wood. I tried croping the shot but it I could get perspective right.

I'll post the results when I get them.

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Nov 06, 2006 16:39 |  #4

Agree with Mark. The subject is really the way they lie and the colours/textures and how the grain runs differently from one to the other. Very tight crop on maybe 6 of them would be nice.


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Nov 06, 2006 19:44 as a reply to condyk's post |  #5

Mark and CondyK,

Here are two crop samples...I think my best bet is to go back to the work site and shoot close in at several areas of the pile. It is a fun photo op to explore.

Again, thanks for the suggestions,

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Nov 07, 2006 01:02 |  #6

Yup Jim Boy, look at those cracks and shadows and stuff. Get much closer and you will really see what's there.


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Nov 07, 2006 04:11 |  #7

I think an angled, and macro lens would make this picture really good.


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Nov 07, 2006 06:09 |  #8

condyk wrote in post #2228217external link
Yup Jim Boy, look at those cracks and shadows and stuff. Get much closer and you will really see what's there.

Thanks and please keep mentoring Condyk...I really appreciate the comments and advice. And, I am learning :)


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Nov 07, 2006 06:11 |  #9

grphx wrote in post #2228552external link
I think an angled, and macro lens would make this picture really good.

Grphx,

Thanks fpr the suggestion...I'll try my 100MM EF MACRO lens along with the 17-55MM EF-S IS this weekend :) I really do love the texture on the wooden ties.


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