Old 10-03-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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See the shot in attachment. I meant to show the steep grade the tram is going to descend in setting sun. Does it work for you? I think my idea was fine but the shot misses something...
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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David, I would crop in more. Does the sun light up the foreground at all? If so, I would try this again, get us closer to the tram by zooming (It'll telesmash and show the grade even more) in and if possible more sunlight.

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Old 10-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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I think my idea was fine but the shot misses something...
For me the shot is missing a subject. Everything in the background blurs together. And the slope with rails is not a compelling subject by itself. So you need a stronger presence of the trolley at the top of the slope.
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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Thank you both for your points. This shot can only be taken from this side only several weeks around solstice, so I'll give it another go next year. I took this one at some quarter to nine PM (quarter to eight zone time, 49th N parallel). Some half an hour earlier the street could be lit from the apparent curve apex up so I could let the tram glide much more to me. On the other hand this would mean that I would lose the light on the houses to the right...
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With all the street lights on both sides and lights from the buildings, I bet this would make a great night shot.

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