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Oct 27, 2011 09:58 |  #1

An old tractor close by...Trying for something frame worthy

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Oct 27, 2011 09:59 |  #2

Not sure about "frame worthy" but the framing is a bit wonky.

Why so much dead space behind the tractor?


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Oct 27, 2011 10:02 |  #3

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13314763 (external link)
Not sure about "frame worthy" but the framing is a bit wonky.

Why so much dead space behind the tractor?

Sorry what do you mean "wonky"? lol...great word, but not sure what you mean...thanks:)


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Oct 27, 2011 10:51 as a reply to  @ EricNY's post |  #4

To little room on the image left and to much on image right.


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Oct 27, 2011 11:02 |  #5

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To little room on the image left and to much on image right.

I can't add more, because that is where I took the picture. It is uncropped. Would it look better if I removed some on the right?

What about the processing? I was trying foran "old image" feel


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Oct 27, 2011 13:02 |  #6

I like the processing. But,don't like the framing. Crop off some to the right.


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Oct 27, 2011 13:07 |  #7

try sephia on this one


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Oct 27, 2011 14:07 |  #8

EricNY wrote in post #13315109 (external link)
I can't add more, because that is where I took the picture. It is uncropped. Would it look better if I removed some on the right?

Eric, I think that a reshoot with different framing is being encouraged since the tractor is "close by". The front of the tractor is so close to the left of the frame as to be a bit uncomfortable. You can crop off a similar amount on the right to restore some symmetry, but if you do that it will make the image feel very claustraphobic.

The old tractor is a fantastic subject not only worthy of shooting as a whole, but also one that could offer many close-up detail shot opportunities. If you have a tripod, try shooting it on an overcast day or early morning/late evening (to get away from harsh sun and deep shadow). I think you'll be pleased with the result.

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Oct 27, 2011 18:39 |  #9

ImageMogul wrote in post #13316034 (external link)
Eric, I think that a reshoot with different framing is being encouraged since the tractor is "close by". The front of the tractor is so close to the left of the frame as to be a bit uncomfortable. You can crop off a similar amount on the right to restore some symmetry, but if you do that it will make the image feel very claustraphobic.

The old tractor is a fantastic subject not only worthy of shooting as a whole, but also one that could offer many close-up detail shot opportunities. If you have a tripod, try shooting it on an overcast day or early morning/late evening (to get away from harsh sun and deep shadow). I think you'll be pleased with the result.

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Thanks Mark...Great advice, I will try that. I have some more that I havent posted here. I think it might be interesting with a dusting of snow around too!


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Oct 27, 2011 20:25 |  #10

I think what they are getting at with the cropping is that (at least this is what I was taught) if something is facing towards the left side of the frame (as this is) then leave room on the left side for it to move into. Obviously it's not moving but you want to give the appearance that if it could move it could stay within the frame for a little longer if it was moving. I hope that makes sense.


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Oct 28, 2011 16:54 as a reply to  @ CameraMan's post |  #11

For me, I agree with a few of the replies already:

1) put the open space at the front of the tractor
2) early morning or early evening for better lighting
3) this tractor and the setting just screams for some close up shots
4) I think a sepia tone would be perfect for this shot and really give it the "antique" feel.
5) I'm not crazy about the b&w conversion on this one or the exposure. It all just looks really blown out.

Otherwise, you found a great subject and should be able to get some really nice shots. Post them if you get some more please.


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Oct 28, 2011 18:02 |  #12

Maybe sepia with some slight vignetting.


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Oct 28, 2011 18:12 as a reply to  @ CameraMan's post |  #13

OK...Another veiw and second attempt

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Oct 28, 2011 18:17 |  #14

That's more yellow than sepia and the vignetting needs to be brought back a bit.


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Oct 28, 2011 18:58 |  #15

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That's more yellow than sepia and the vignetting needs to be brought back a bit.

Damn! :D OK Thanks....How about the detail and framing?


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