bugs eye view c&c pls

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  1. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Tried a really low perspective for a couple pics, with a shallow DOF. Was out that whole evening and took a bunch of bad pictures, haha. I'd enjoy some feedback on these two.

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    I like the second one the best. I almost wish there a was a bit more depth of field for some reason. Maybe because we get a brief glimpse as to what may lie ahead. Probably to the second root that's barely in focus is what I would have aimed for.

    The first has potential but I'm not a huge fan of tilted images. I think it's distracting. That's just me though ;).

    And neither of them scream 'bugs eye view'. Perhaps a large cat lol
     
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    I like #1 but i think a bit larger depth of feild would make both more interesting.
     
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    I think you're both right. Thanks for the replies.

    "Perhaps a large cat" haha
     
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    I like the DOF and angle on #1, it works for me.

    #2 though, I agree with the other poster that the DOF should be a little deeper. We all know that railroad tracks follow a pattern, but not the roots. I guess thats why it works for the first, but not the second.

    What lighting did you use on #2? It doesn't look like it's natural, but also not flash lol.
     
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    Good eye. The sun was to the left and getting pretty low, also there was a clearing to the left. The first root is lit by the popup flash actually, shot a few and thought it was too dark.. let me process one of the RAWs and I'll show you what I mean.

    EDIT: Here's another... they were both done in f/9.. but since I focused so close the DOF is still really shallow..
    What I liked about the scene was how the light shot straight up the path - darkness framed the path or roots. Just thought it was cool, too bad it didn't really come across like I wanted it to. Worst thing (for me) about blowing a good shot is the inability to re-take it under the same circumstances.
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    wow, I swear I took the same pic as in number 1 last Sunday!! Not that all tracks differ a alot from the inside. I should get a pic up of one of the ones I took. I guess Ohio and Michigan look about the same anyway!

    edit: Must have deleted most of them, I have this one left though (should have deleted this one too!), don't mean to hijack your thread just wanted to throw it in.


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