Great Sand Dune National Park

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  1. myopia

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    mamiya 645 on ilford Pan-f 50
    sekor-c 80mm/2.8 shot at f22
    scanned with a document flatbed scanner = really bad scan job... sorry
     
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    Thanks man. I really can't wait to get a real scan of this one. Lots of noise and vertical banding in this scan job- even from ISO 50 film. Expected from a $80 HP printer/scanner.
    I was thinking maybe this crop looks better as it hides the significantly bad quality sky...
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    I think the crop rocks, and so does the picture! I love it
     
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    I dunno- I think I like the original better. If anything, then hack a small chunk off the bottom to get rid of the 50/50 look. There's things that can be done to reduce the noise in the sky. That's a really nice shot. Reminds me of something I'd like to do :).
     
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    the contrast between the various surfaces is great.

    the crop gives a very different feel as it crops out much of the less threatening sky. I think it has a much tenser feel than the original, but I do not like one more than the other.
     
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    Thanks for the responses.
    I think once I get this neg scanned at the lab (in high quality) I will certainly keep it at the original, for the sky will be grain-less with the 50 ISO film I used.
     
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    I like both crops, but am leaning towards the second. The only criticism I have is that it seems the pic is cut into thirds. Yet the picture works. Awesome!!!!
     
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    Thanks!
    Although you dislike the most fundamental tactic for composition (see "rule of thirds")
     

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