Arches C&C...3 pics

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  1. katy625

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    Had some extra time this morning so I went out into the city to scout out old churches...and I founds some....

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    In all your sets that you have posted, one common thing that bugs me are the harsh shadows which aren't pleasing in architecture photos (well, not usually).

    Picture #2 is a good example of this as there are some really really bright spots and some really dark spots. And also a leafy over hang that i don't like.

    Try and focus on shooting where there are no shadows, whether its going on a different time of day or finding different angles. I often walk by places and note them down to return a few days later at a different time of day.

    Photography is rarely about just walking up to something interesting, finding an angle, shooting, and walking off.
     
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    Church + HDR = $$$$$

    it will help with the shadows.


    I really like the first one, although, it's crooked.
     
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    1. I like the angles in this arch, but the lighting is very harsh. Try shooting at a different time of day as bigtwinky suggested.

    2. Again harsh lighting and shadows. With a bit more care the tree brancjhes could actually to help frame the arch, but as is they are a distraction.

    3. Harsh lighting & shadows. It would have been nice also, even though I realilze your target was the arch, to have seen more detail in the window.

    Also be careful of the angles - some seem a bit tilted.
     
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    I completely agree with everything you have all said. I knew when I got there that it was already too late in the morning. I stopped over at my parents house to charge up my battery (oops) and when I left I uttered that very sentence "I've got to go, the light is probably already to harsh" But using the time that I can get. I did also struggle with the tilting. will work on that. Thanks!
     

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