Old 08-08-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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Sky good. Wires bad. Feeling like I have some sort of vision problem because of wide angle distortion...not good.
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Wide "big sky" look and extreme perspective distortion don't go together. Two different themes, one of natural beauty, one of weirdness. 80% of the shot is natural, flowing, 20% is jarring.

There is also an imbalance. Is this actually a crop of an even wider image? It is weird and off-putting that there is a bunch of perspective distortion on the right side and none on the left. I suppose there isn't anything on the left to be distorted.
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Without the distortion, I think its a nice photo. Were you aiming for the distorted effect? If so, I don't think it works at all. If not, there's a tool in PSE 6 that might at least make it better.

The wires don't bother me as much as they might bother others. Hey, I shoot trolleys. Sure, we'd all love to have a perfectly clean shot with no clutter at all, but the world is a cluttered-up place and wires are everywhere.
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Actually, I think the wires are nice, they fit the scene well, present but not obtrusive. It is such a nice sky that others may say the wires are bad. Had the sky been without clouds the wires would have been excellent.
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Okay, so since the consensus is that it's the distortion that's killing it, I'll submit my more zoomed in version. (That is, unless anyone can fix it?)
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(That is, unless anyone can fix it?)
What software are you using? If it has perspective adjustment, fix it yourself!
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Well, I did. Now it's #3 in the queue, after someone stopped screening. Timing, people! (How long do I have to wait for a backlit rejection?)
Sometimes photoshop suprises me. I didn't know I could do that!
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Holy wide angle distortion Batman!

Sorry, I'm not really contributing anything. I just felt the need to say that. Give me a break, I just drove 200+ miles round trip to retrieve a hard drive for work. I also got attacked by keyboard ants. Aaack.
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Yeah, 10mm lenses tend to distort -just a bit-...
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Yeah, 10mm lenses tend to distort -just a bit-...
This would be a great spot for me to link to my 10 mm shots, but I shall resist the urge. What bothers me most about this shot is the distortion on the lead engine itself. It looks iodd, like someone is twisting it in the middle. The wires across the sky don't bother me at all, but the pole "growing" out of the front of the lead engine does. If you had snapped the shot half a second sooner, it would have mattered. I'm also not a fan of whatever the mound of dirt beide the train is either.


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Okay, so since the consensus is that it's the distortion that's killing it, I'll submit my more zoomed in version. (That is, unless anyone can fix it?)
I had ago at it also enhanced the colors a little as well.



Matthew was that the canon 10-20mm lens you used? just curious I'm looking into getting one myself.

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I usually stay off the colours a bit more than I would, seeing as I used to have a reputation for severe oversaturation!
It's the Canon 10-22 alright, and it's my best friend.
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It's the Canon 10-22 alright, and it's my best friend.
We should start a support group because I love mine, too!!!


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I seem to have bunged it in on the appeal.
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