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I've seen far worse.

I have shifted towards applying 'additional' editing to my photographs over the last 3-4 years mainly because it pay$ too. The clientele seem to want it, and I'll be happy to provide it.

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If hits here are any indication of the general market, I would conclude that "additional editing" is very popular. Somewhat tongue in cheek, I would connect it to minds warped by playing too many video games! But I'm an old fart traditionalist.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:45 AM   #27
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Somewhat tongue in cheek, I would connect it to minds warped by playing too many video games! But I'm an old fart traditionalist.
Pong didn't have much of an effect on your creativity, eh?
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If hits here are any indication of the general market, I would conclude that "additional editing" is very popular. Somewhat tongue in cheek, I would connect it to minds warped by playing too many video games! But I'm an old fart traditionalist.

I spent the late afternoon trying out my newly restored Gundlach Korona 5x7 field camera (1926) with a huge Wollensak 300mm Velostigmat* lens (1922.) The rich mahogany wood and black bellows looked stunning in the golden light with the turning foliage! In many ways I am an anachronism. However, for the past three months most of my energy has gone into learning software skills (Portrait Pro, CC) as I think that software is now at least 30% of photography. This is a truly unique point in history, especially for photography. If you want, you can get the supplies you need to shoot Daguerrotype just as they did in the 1840s. Or, you can buy a Hassleblad with Leaf back, a few thousand $$ worth of computer hardware & software, and produce images that even painters couldn't imagine a couple of decades ago. Or, like me, you can choose to combine elements from different historical periods and create the fun of your choosing.


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How bout I throw this out there

My caption would be "a drone, for drone's sake"

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Not a fan of this, and an example of how drone shots have now completely jumped the shark
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How bout I throw this out there

My caption would be "a drone, for drone's sake"

Not a fan of this, and an example of how drone shots have now completely jumped the shark
I don't see the objection. It's a high level shot. It matches an SF train and a SF structure. I don't see this as any worse than the ground level equivalent that shows the two.

We can disagree on tastes, no problem. I just don't understand the "completely jumped the shark" judgment. It's a standard drone shot with some color and an interesting pairing. My complaint would be that the composition is bottom weighted, but it's not horrible at all.
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I don't see the objection. It's a high level shot. It matches an SF train and a SF structure. I don't see this as any worse than the ground level equivalent that shows the two.

We can disagree on tastes, no problem. I just don't understand the "completely jumped the shark" judgment. It's a standard drone shot with some color and an interesting pairing. My complaint would be that the composition is bottom weighted, but it's not horrible at all.
It's way too much elevation. He could have accomplished more at about 50-100 feet lower.

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It's way too much elevation. He could have accomplished more at about 50-100 feet lower.

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My thoughts as well. What's the point of photo'ing the top of a train?


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The theme for railroad photography is see it done by others, do it yourself, abuse it, ruin it.

Anybody up for night streak shots?

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It's way too much elevation. He could have accomplished more at about 50-100 feet lower.

In my opinion
Fair enough, and I agree. The "story" of the shot should have stayed with the engine and building.

The "high" drone shot has become a cliche. But then, it is simply in the same category as a wedge. I don't pile onto people for their wedge shots; I don't pile onto people for their drone shots.

In response to Kent's post, I roll my eyes at a lot of streak shots. Don't care for them.
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My list of dislikes is quite lengthy.
Solution: scroll right past the offending photos.
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My thoughts as well. What's the point of photo'ing the top of a train?


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Ask a model railroader! How many of them have eye-level trackage?
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Ask a model railroader! How many of them have eye-level trackage?
If they don't, they should! Or they should learn to crouch down more often. I haven't done anything in model RRs in decades but I remember, back when I was paying attention, often reading a recommendation to build the model RR high. How many people actually do it that way, I don't know.
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If they don't, they should! Or they should learn to crouch down more often. I haven't done anything in model RRs in decades but I remember, back when I was paying attention, often reading a recommendation to build the model RR high. How many people actually do it that way, I don't know.
Speaking of eye level viewing of model layouts and dutifully trying to get us back on topic: I have not modeled in years, but what I have found really interesting are some of the videos shot with miniature cameras presumably mounted on a flat car in front of an engine, and touring some of the bigger layouts that way. It gives a whole different and often more realistic perspective to the models.
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