joedlh wrote in post #16774784
Not slow shutter speed. It no doubt looks like a phone photo because I had to increase the compression to get the shot below 150k. The shot's not on the net anywhere. So I couldn't link to it.
The shot was one of a set of 10, documenting the felling of a tree. It was a doc
shot, not meant to be fine art. I thought about cropping out the tree on the left, but it was 50/50 in my view, for a doc shot. Regarding zooming in and getting the chips, do you mean like this? The problem with chips is that it's a challenge not to have them obscure the face at this angle. Sorry, didn't have a helicopter handy.
I suspect, although you have not said so, that the worker(s) asked you to stay clear of his/their workspace too as it is quite dangerous. The first shot for instance - you would not find me any closer than you were due to the danger of falling debris, least of which might be the tree top or a piece of it snapping and falling on you. Of course there's a lot of other things that might also fall, like a snapped off tooth from the chain saw - sharp and possibly very harmful to both you and your equipment. For this reason alone I think the shot is very good, especially as a beginning to a short series depicting the felling of the tree.
I would like to see the entire set of photos. Do you have a link for them? I also understand the limitations of this website - 1024 and 150k are MOST times very difficult to achieve without some serious software - simple for those that have it and a lot more difficult for those that don't.
Just looking at the shots from an impromptu opportunity, I think they are great! I would guess that none of your shots were pre posed for getting the shots framed, lighting set and focused correctly - and of course - they are ONE OFF, meaning once the top of the tree was cut and fell away, THAT shot could not be re-done and the same applied for all the others as well.
As I said I think they are fine and I would like to see the complete series.
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