The Gateway Arch

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  1. Nikon Fan

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    Here are a few more shots from the arch, I still have quite a few more that I'm working on as well.

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    This is one of my favs...the guy just gazing at the arch is what really caught my eye.
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    Just trying out a different effect on this, not sure how successful it is...
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    Amanda, your shots fo the Arch are WAY better than the ones I got a few months ago!
     
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    Thanks Corry :) It's hard to get the whole thing in a shot...I had to walk pretty far away to do so...I've got more but didn't want to post too many shots in one day.
     
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    Feel free to critique if you wish...I'm always looking to improve.
     
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    eromallagadnama:

    Your first submission appears to be a little off color. I don't remember the concrete being that reddish. If available, you might walk back a tad bit and include less sky or make use of a wide angle lens to accomplish the same task.

    The next time you're at the arch; walk underneath it; point the lens skyward and see what you can come up with. If you have a wide angle lens, it will make for a more interesting shot from this position.

    All said and done, it is a nice composition, but why don't you try the same or similar shot early in the morning or at dusk. I think it would be more interesting.

    The photograph of the man looking upward at the arch is quite interesting, but with a wide angle lens approach, he's is too far away and almost not noted.

    The photograph of the lamp is rather interesting, but you might - the next time - move to the left and show some separation between the lamp post and the shadow area of the arch. Although a similar move to the right, might have proved interesting as well.

    Oh by the way, where are your photographs of the garden? (Missouri Botanical Garden)

    Hope this is useful.

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    Wow you had fun there. #2 kicks butt !
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions Bill :) I will have a chance to go back in a month or so, but just for a short time to see the cardinals play. Didn't got to the gardens, not enough time.

    I appreciate your comments on the compositions of each, I have numerous photos but felt each of these were the better ones. The first is saturated a bit more b/c the silvery color of the arch blended in to much with the sky. On the second I was really hoping to convey the size of the arch, the angle was quite odd to include him more would have lost the size of the arch. I completely agree with you on the third :) I wished I had taken a few steps to one side or the other to really enhance the seperation. Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

    Thanks to you as well M@ko, it was a good time :)
     
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    #2 :thumbsup:
     
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    I love the second one Amanda. It's got a wonderful sense of awe and perspective.
     
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    Number 2 looks like it's gonna fall over! nice angles in there, good shot!
     
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    Thanks everyone :)
     

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