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  1. #1
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    Brooklyn Bridge Project 2nd try

    Went back with the tripod. What do you think?




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    Images are nice, but the horizons are off ... and that is usually a problem for a landscape shot like this. You should keep the horizon level in mind when "framing" up the shot, if possible. Simply balance the shot with the bottom or top of the viewfinder, when framing ... center the subject or whatever you have in mind (thirds and whatnot) and lock the tripiod, just taking a second glance to be sure you are level ... then trip.

    Land may not always be, but panning out ... building tops and the water's surface are always level. It's a dead give away.

    Honestly, it will save time and cropping later.

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    What are your thoughts about this?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-20-2008 at 03:18 PM.
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    I tried to level it but the buildings started to lean. I will give it another try.
    Thanks
    Frank
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    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



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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    I tried to level it but the buildings started to lean. I will give it another try.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Which lens did you use ... that's some nasty barrel-distortion?
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    What do you think? Is that why everything is leaning in every direction? LOL The kit lens. They both look good. Did you use a lens correction fix?
    Thanks
    Frank
    Last edited by sparkie1263; 07-20-2008 at 04:55 PM.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    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



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    Well ... I would seriously consider abandoning it. I did when I could not get images to "deliver." The obvious replacement does cost a bit of coin ($419 @ B&H), but once you make the transition ... your photography moves ahead.

    Photoshop can only be so much ... and my own architectural efforts led me to the appropriate solution in this case. Again, training with your available tools can offer some relief, but you know ... what the REAL answer is, Frank. LOL You always have.

    All the best, my friend.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    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 will have to add it to the Xmas list. Just got new cell phones for the family which is no cheap expense anymore. I don't have to worry about leaving home without my camera anymore. The phone has a auto focus 3.2 Mp and WB and even different ISO and other bells and whistles. The best part is I can use it to store all my good images on it. ( all 10 of them which I shot with my Tamaron).LOL
    Thanks again Don
    Frank
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    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



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    frank why dont you use your 35-70 minolta a little more ? (assuming anything is better than the kit lens). maybe even try looking for a second hand minolta prime for a hundred odd dollars ? (not sure of KM availability).

    a small wide prime would really suit you're photography. doesnt matter about manual focus cos the field of view is so wide you'd almost never have a problem getting everything in focus. you could sell the kit lens to offset the cost aswell.
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    Another look at the bridge. I tried to straighten it.



    Rooz I think I will give the Minolta lens a try. I am going to start looking for a replacement lens.
    Thanks
    Frank
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    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    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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