Self Portrait

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  1. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

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    This is a self portrait of sorts. A painful one at that :D . It's me where I'm happiest. One day I just felt like driving away from anything resembling the city, and I just stopped off at a point by the railroad tracks. The shot isn't as sharp as I had hoped, and it was a crappy overcast day, but I liked the idea. What do you guys think?

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  2. JonMikal

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    it looks like you've already been hit! :shock:
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the idea but I'd like to see your feet in sharper focus.

    b.t.w. I love your signature line...I chuckle every time I see it. :lol:
     
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    I only had my 50mm that day and it was impossible to get enough depth of field to include my feet and infinity. I shot another one with my feet in focus and the tracks blurred, but it just didn't work for me. I wanted to put more emphasis on the location anyway. It was kinda what it was like from my point of view. I wasn't looking at my feet, I was just enjoying my surroundings; my feet were just there to show my presence. Perhaps it's not really as much a self portrait as a means of recording my feelings for the country. I'm gonna stop it here before I start sounding even more pretentious. :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I get ya...

    To me, the photo is more meaningfully than just showing you & your surroundings. It a thinker...a body (you) laying on the tracks out in the middle of nowhere...

    Interesting anyway.
     
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    what was your fstop? if you had a tripod and cable release im sure you coulda pulled your feet in focus a lil...
     
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    If it were possible to photoshop in a train, that would make it even better! Pretty interesting idea tho.
     
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    I love it the way it is, perfect shot IMO!!!
     
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    oh.. and btw.

    ... the out off focus feet work pretty good ;) :D
     
  10. spiralout

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    I believe it was shot at f/8+. It was an overcast day and I had nothing to rest the camera on (no way I could've gotten a tripod low enough!), so I was pretty shaky. I had to shoot it at 1/125. I probably could've gotten a bit more DOF, but I still don't trust my DOF scale... it's failed me before.

    Hehe, Photoshopping a train in there would certainly put a different spin on the picture. :wink:
     
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    Photoshop nothing. Be brave and ride it like mad man!!! :lol:
     
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    get a tripod that can go that low, have someone model for you, set the aperture to f16-f22, then set the exposure, and grab a remote or cable release and snap. make sure tho you focus where you did ;) thats how i would have done it :p
     

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