Similar photos...which one?

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  1. GFreg

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    The 55-200mm lens that my parents ordered for me for Christmas showed up yesterday afternoon so I was excited to go play with it. Unfortunately I didn't really get the time to test it out. Anyway, I stopped and snapped a few shots only to realize I forgot to charge my battery.

    I am not very experienced with shots like these but here is what I came up with. Thought I would share. Which shot do you like best? CC and tips are always appreciated. I think I like the exposure in #3 the best but the signs are starting to get too bright.

    All unedited as of right now.

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    I would said that the first one is the one that like it more.
    Need some work on the composition if you look the photo you will notice that there is a lot of dead space on the top of the frame also I would look for another possible shooting angle.
     
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    Thanks. I didn't really notice the composition until I posted them. The angle couldn't really be avoided in this situation. I had to raise my tripod as high as it would extend to get over a guard rail. Pesky Department of Transportation, always trying to keep people from falling into the roadway. ;) Although now that you mention it, I think there is a safe way to get around that so maybe I will go back. It happened to be extremely cold in our Nation's Capital last night so I didn't want to stick around too long.

    Would you suggest a high angle looking down at the roadway more or suggest a lower angle with a tighter crop to only get those signs?
     
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    1 definitely.
    Crop a bit off the top.
     
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    If you can try to go more on the parallel side of the street so the lines are going to make more straight effect and yes try to go to a more high angle that is going to give you more deep perception of the movement
     
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    Like number one as well. I think i'm gonna have to play around with this tonight. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I did a quick crop in Picasa.

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