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    Don second try at cabin

    Don I tried what you said and took the shot from more of an angle. The sky is not good again. It is hadr to find a good day in the winter months.
    Thanks again
    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    Don I tried what you said and took the shot from more of an angle. The sky is not good again. It is hadr to find a good day in the winter months.
    Thanks again
    Frank
    Frank ... I guess what I was getting at was using the house as a reference point ... instead of the entire subject. Kind of like you were looking around it or "over its shoulder" so to speak.

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    Kind of leaning toward a panoramic-type of view.

    Anyway ... the cabin definitely looks three-dimensional, now, which is great ... the angle gives it spacial definition.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-08-2008 at 12:40 PM.
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    Don
    I will wait for a better day and use my wide angle lens.

    Thanks again
    Frank
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    Thumbs up Artistic license

    Honestly, there is no harm in "backing up" with your standard lens and cropping for your creative work. A wide angle is appropriate for certain things, but can lead to distortions, which, of course, is usually an undesirable effect.

    Your standard lens should offer a crisp image, also.

    Best way is stretch your hands out in front of you and "frame" your image with them. You can mentally compose your shot, without having to fool around with the camera until you are ready. THen, once you have your left and right side-references clearly in mind ... look through the viewfinder and determine how far back you will need to be to get them. Should be an excellent shot, at that point. You have all your elements clearly defined:
    • Background
    • Subject - against background - "rule of thirds"
    • Angle of view - subject depth
    • Depth of Field (DOF) determinations (Aperture setting) for proper focus limitations
    • Elevation, if necessary.


    As yourself one very important question: "What am I trying to depict?" or "What's the story in this image?"

    Kind of rough illustration of where I'm going on this:

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    You try to get the image to stand on its own, without you having to explain it. Hey, it's heady stuff ... but, you are the artist. This is YOUR work and time. Once you think you've gotten it right ... you'll want to frame it. If other people think you have gotten it right, they'll want to buy it.

    Honetly, you have your "subject" in a very unusual and stark venue ... so you want to work it up to the point where the viewer is interested in what occured that left this cabin to its current condition. A limited sense of wonder. Curiosity. Gosh, I hope I'm being clear on this. Oh what the heck, just get the shot and let's see what happens.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-08-2008 at 02:12 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    I like your picture. Can I frame that one next to mine when I finally get it right?
    Thanks again
    Frank
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    Minolta AF 35-70
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    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Talking Legally yours ...

    Wise guy ... it was an illustration for visualization ... nothing too fancy. LOL

    Yes ... you can have it ... I give up my creative rights to it. Reference this posting as evidence, if any question or challenge should arise ...
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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