Old 04-03-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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Trying to go artsy fartsy with limited success.

Same with this, although I suspect more depth of field will help..

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Old 04-03-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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1: if "our reason for being" refers to wheel on rail, then I would focus the picture on that, then I would crop, especially on the right, and try to bring more focus on that. The shot is a bit blurry in an uninteresting way, to my eye. But that right side really hurts, my eye keeps wanting to go to that bright area upper right. That big dark area just doesn't help.

I think I see what you are going for, and I like that, but this one doesn't work for me, and I don't think I can articulate more as to why. I think a bit more to the side of the track would help, although I think I see that you are trying to capture a view of the contact point between wheel and rail.

2: blurry train coming out of fog. Blurry doesn't work. The fog is already providing blur; to not "stop" the train simply doesn't work, for me anyway. The blur simply reduces the popping-out-of-the-fog effect.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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2: blurry train coming out of fog. Blurry doesn't work. The fog is already providing blur; to not "stop" the train simply doesn't work, for me anyway. The blur simply reduces the popping-out-of-the-fog effect.
You found a sharp one! Sweet!

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Old 04-05-2008, 03:50 AM   #4
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The fog is very cool. nice one.

I kept looking at the first one and what JRMDC said... Hope you don't mind, but the more I played, the more I liked it.
I'm no expert and have never messed with a glint shot before. I Think I got it a little light, but ended up rotating .7 CCW, adjusted levels, touch of saturation and a little USM... I'm starting to see some noise with my quick and dirty edits, but starting from the original I think you can get it in...
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas. The quest for the wheel shot will have to wait a bit because of slippery fingers. The fog wwas just lecky.

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