Big Boys Toys

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  1. jacsul

    jacsul TPF Noob!

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    Shot this the other day.
    Trying to create better photos, please comment.
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    if you like these machines than get way closer. focus in on the the little machine and the big ones behind. also get out on a different time of day to improve on lighting. that should do for now.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Circular Polarizing filter. (helps control reflections (windshields) and adds some saturation to the colors.

    The second crop doesn't work. Check out compositional guidelines: Photography Composition Articles Library
     
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    Agree with others. It really isn't much of a picture now. The hill and trees in background and all the mud in foreground are ugly and pointless.
    Isolating one or two of the big machines and using the little AVT for scale could produce a more dramatic shot.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good call, or standing at the end of the row and shooting along to get a long, linear shot of the front ends.
     
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    I agree with the other comments.
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I get what you've tried to do here (shoot wide to show all the machines and a bit of the surrounding for perspective), but it doesn't work in this case. Actually this is a fairly common noob mistake (and something I still do too much as well), trying to show 'too much' in the one shot. In cases like this, less is more - if you got in closer and don't necessarily try to fit all the machines in the one shot it would help, but I think the main thing to improve here is angle. You can show the size of these beasts without including any of the background/foreground (which is sort of ugly in this case) by changing the angle of the shot.

    Keep shooting!
     

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