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    The long way

    Hi,this picture was taken at one salt mine and it was one of the first picture that was taken with my new Tokina 11-16.
    Your comments are welcome.
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    The long way
    Long way by Pibe14, on Flickr
    Camera Nikon D90
    Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture f/18.0
    Focal Length 11 mm
    ISO Speed 200

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    Re: The long way

    Nice dramatic picture!. Did you use a filter to ge tthe dramatic sky? The track leads you to the distance,. I see different triangles in the composition, always good to make an interesting picture.

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    Re: The long way

    I just wonder if the focal point of the track, at infinity, would look better if it was slightly further to the right.

    Also, it currently has roughly half land and half sky so I wonder about reducing one of them a fraction.

    Cropping a little from the right edge as well would have the effect to 'moving the focal point to the right'.

    Just very minor thoughts about an excellent photo though.

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    Re: The long way

    Great shot. would like to see a version with a crop off the right, and probably a little off the bottom if you want to keep the aspect ratio. I like the track exiting the exact LL corner, and think the right sided crop might really emphasize your diagonal.
    Wonderful bit of work you've done.

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    Re: The long way

    Miguel,
    A nice shot, I like it.
    John

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    Re: The long way

    Hi Miguel,

    I like it too, a great example of why I'd like a lens of that focal length

    My crop suggestion would be 10% off the right and 25% off the top - I figure that if the subject isn't the clouds in the sky, why have them compete for attention? That said, it's your photo, so what I suggest doesn't matter.

    Cheers,

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    Re: The long way

    All the crops suggested above tend to move the truck/cart? towards the centre. I think if it were mine I would be cropping a fair bit off the left and a bit off the bottom to make the truck/cart more dominant. After that maybe a crop overall.

    With a wide angle lens you can get very to the nearest object to really emphasis the perspective. I think it is a great subject and suits the B&W presentation.

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    Re: The long way

    I tried the classic 8x10 crop and it is about what I had in mind.

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    Re: The long way

    I had thought about a 5 x 4 ratio like that but the sky didn't quite work the way I imagined the scene.

    So eventually, I used the other tradition size of 3 x 2 but in order to get they sky just right, I had to be sneaky and move a bit of sky.

    So this is my suggestion.

    The long way

    Slightly increased the highlights as well; but selectively with an adjustment layer and mask.

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    Re: The long way

    I still like the first one. The sky hightens the dramatic effect, but this is just my opnion and a matter of taste.

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    Re: The long way

    Quote Originally Posted by easternlight View Post
    Nice dramatic picture!. Did you use a filter to ge tthe dramatic sky? The track leads you to the distance,. I see different triangles in the composition, always good to make an interesting picture.
    Hi easternlight,thanks for your comment.
    I only used an UV filter and was processed with Silver Efex Pro

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