Old 09-06-2006, 03:17 AM   #1
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I'm curious as to what others think about getting your own shadow in your picture? The shadow of your body...I have seen some of this on railpics and wonder if it's an acceptable thing to do? I've always tried to avoid it in any of my pics or crop it out if push came to shove that it actually had to be in the pic. Curious as to what others think?
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:19 AM   #2
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I absolutely hate it when my shadow is in my pics. I'll do everything I can to crop it out.
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:36 AM   #3
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I hate it too. I have one or two that are in the database, but I go outta my way to avoid it. This shot was taken at 2045L, and I was literally laying on the ground to avoid my shadow showing up in the shot:

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Old 09-06-2006, 03:49 AM   #4
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I hate my shadow too, but have a couple of problems - I love low angle evening light, and I'm 6'5"! Sometimes I'll stand near a pole or tree to block my shadow, or just use a longer lens than I would otherwise choose.
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:06 AM   #5
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I suppose it's OK if you are taking a picture of a shadow of an engine.
Otherwise, I try to avoid as well.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:59 AM   #6
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I absolutely hate it when my shadow is in my pics. I'll do everything I can to crop it out.
You know, clone stamp is a WONDERFUL tool.

I'm not saying that one should use this as a substitute for composition. However, if it's impossible to keep your shadow out of the shot, the clone stamp does work wonders.

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Old 09-06-2006, 02:10 PM   #7
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I normally try to avoid it, but sometimes if it's easier to just keep it in the shot, then so be it.

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Old 09-07-2006, 03:39 AM   #8
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You know, clone stamp is a WONDERFUL tool.

I'm not saying that one should use this as a substitute for composition. However, if it's impossible to keep your shadow out of the shot, the clone stamp does work wonders.
Agree completely. Ween'll hate me for this, but I won't hesitate to clone out my shadow with good conscience, but I also will have looked at other alternatives. (longer lens, angle, crop, etc.)

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Old 09-08-2006, 07:46 PM   #9
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If you can't keep your shadow out, wave at the train with one hand and then leave your full shadow in the shot!
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