Trying film- Bethlehem Steel

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  1. columbus

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    I've been trying to learn how to shoot film over the past month. Here is a scanned print of the abandoned blast furnaces of Bethlehem Steel. C&C are definitely needed

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    It's a crappy scan, I know, and there is something in the sky because of it.
     
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    I actually really like that. I'm not a great judge, but it's cool.

    Mind if I save it?
     
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    nice composition, but the scan is kinda bad though like you metion.
     
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    Ill run it through noise ninja in a bit when i get home.
     
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    where was that taken? We had a bethlehem steel near Buffalo where I grew up......
     
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    I like the lines of the tracks and can picture the furnaces in focus, but really, I have trouble with this shot. It looks more like a snapshot. I'm not sure why I think that, but I do.
     
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    sure, go right ahead!

    Yea- the actual print isn't in great focus and the scan is incredibly crappy, but I kinda like that feel to it for some reason.

    This was taken from the Fahey bridge in Bethlehem, PA
     
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    I'm sorry but I have to agree this has a very snapshotish feeling to it. What I might suggest is try to detatch yourself from the experience you have from being there and look at it as if you have never been there nor took the picture, then see if you still like the picture... here's an excample one of my own that has sentimental value to me but has no real photographic qualities to it so I would consider it as a snapshot as well...

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    note that it is a sharp picture with no marks on it but has no point of intrest or composition. In your picture, if you would not have named it, I would not have any idea what you are trying to show me... Is it the tracks in the forground that curve off to the left or the building in the background. This shot lacks focus (a central theme). Keep it up though!!!! I would love to see more.
     
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    i love shots like this. very nice
     

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