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  1. Clawed

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    Hey, guys!

    I shot a few in Tempe, AZ again this weekend and thought I would include a couple shots.

    Any comments are quite welcome, thank you in advance :D

    Oh, and this series was shot with my kit lens, which will never be shot with again now that I have a decent lens... except now I need the 10-22 to go wide.



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    pic 2, it's hard to make out the womens face.
     
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    #1 - Was it very hazy that night? What were the shot setting? Seems to have a lot of noise in the image. The faint power lines are ruining this shot for me.

    #2 - When I first saw this image I thought she had big rabbit ears coming out of her head.

    #3 - I like how this exposure turned out but don't care for the angle of the shot.
     
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    1. I "fixed" the first image, I think. And by fix, I mean I used the image with very little post work. The image should NOT have much noise, I shot at ISO 100, but probably did after taking it into PS.

    2. I can see how one would see that.

    3. I thought the angle is the only thing that makes this shot interesting. But, I shoot this angle way too often...

    Thank you for the feedback :thumbup:
     
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    how come i don't see any pix? :-s
     
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    i LOVE the first shot ... AMAZING how clear it is.
    2nd shot is interesting.
    i find 3rd to be a bit "soft" as well as the horizon line throwing me off (sorry, i know you like this angle though) =)
     
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    1. Thanks! The first shot was frustrating, because the original, full-size is amazingly clear and detailed (so much so, that you could easily read the name on the building to the right). Plus it was a 16-bit TIFF, so conversion to JPG took away quite a bit :(

    3. Shot 3 is not exactly "soft." It's more a product of shooting a higher ISO (which I should not have done). I have the same view with a level horizon and it seems a bit boring.. oh well.

    Thank you for your input as well!
     
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    I like #2. Tones are nice, I can personally see her face just fine and the strong lines are very appealing. The only thing I would have done different is to make it absolutely symmetrical.

    #1 and #3 don't do much for me. #3 because I don't like 90% of tilted photos. Most often it doesn't add anything and gives me a neckache :lol: #1 is a fine photo but it doesn't hold my interest. Just personal taste.
     
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    #2 was fun to shoot. I initially aimed to make it perfectly symmetrical. I set up the shot without the subject (if the subject were not there, you could see a series of Vs down the center and I made sure they all were perfectly aligned, but then the subject stepped in and it was lost anyway, so now it just looks a bit haphazardly set up.

    Thanks for the input... I am finding almost no one likes a purposely tilted horizon, I should set up a poll for that.
     
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    #1 - My favorite of the bunch. I love the colors and composition. Exposure seems good also.

    #2 - I like the composition of this shot, but it would have been a much better shot if the girl's face wasn't half in the shadow I think. I really like the symmetry of the shot, and how the girl's pose kinda breaks it up since she's posed a bit asymetrical.

    #3 - Personally, I don't like tilted camera shots. It's just a personal thing. I think it would have been a stronger shot if it were level. The bridge would have made a nice diagonal through the shot rather than going almost straight across the middle. (The center line of the bridge is exactly almost exactly level, running parallel to the edge of the frame, and it's almost smack dab in the middle of the frame.)

    Really good shots! Thank you for sharing.
     
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    #2 · I agree about the shadow, I did not use a flash as I did not plan on taking any portraits, but my wife was nice enough to step in on this one at my request.

    #3 · Hey, you are not the only one, and I definitely respect that. I understand that it's not popular at all. Maybe I will post a straight version to see how it compares.

    Thank you very much for stopping by to check 'em out!
     
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    Funny because I get the opposite feeling. Looking through the threads here I can't help and wonder what's up with all the tilting going on. I've run into some threads where the majority of photos are tilted.

    But I'm not sure a poll would tell us much. There are a lot of amateurs (in the career sense of the word) here and that could make quite a bit of difference. I haven't been doing any commercial work for a while but I have a feeling that you would see less tilting there.

    Cheers.
     

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