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Old Apr 16, 2005, 8:56 PM   #1
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These were very difficult to try and capture and I think I may go back and try for the shot I was attempting to get. It is an area that has timedspouts that shoot water at different intervals. Children love to run and play in it trying to catch the water. At night, each spout is lit.


It's strange it almost looks like a sea of candles.





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Old Apr 16, 2005, 9:34 PM   #2
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very cool

i like it

does look like floating candles!

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Old Apr 17, 2005, 2:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Vito. I was having a hard time finding the right angle. Then I had to try and figure out the timing of the spray. Once I got that, I started with trying to find the right shutter speed to capture it. And then I got frustrated and gave up for the night.

Another night... another time. Next time, dinner first, pictures later.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 12:01 AM   #4
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this angle looks nice..but i don't know what the overall fountain looks like...

of course...low angles work for, like, everything

haha dinner first would be good..

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Old Apr 19, 2005, 7:32 PM   #5
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Ok guys I need some suggestions. You have to ignore the fact that these are out of focus. I didn't have my tripod mount tight enough at first so it moved ever so slightly when I took the pictures but I'm going back to retry this shot and need advise.

Here is the full view of the fountain area.



If I look this direction there is a ferriswheel and a building where you can buy tickets for attractions. I don't know if you can tell in this picture but the spouts are in a circle about 25 feet across.

Looking the other direction it looks like this.



If you look at the top of the picture you can see the bottom of tables. Above that is a fence and then above that is a skyline. I might have a pic that you can see what I'm talking about in. But here is the deal. The tables and the fence are a distraction if I add them to the picture. The skyline is beautiful. Let me see if I can find something to show you.

Here... I took this to remember what I saw. It's through glass but ignore that.



This is the best full view of the fountain I could find. My dilemma is where exactly to set up and how toframe this picture. I want to try and get all the spouts going off at once. What do you think? What vantage point would you go with?
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:38 PM   #6
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i wouldn't try to fit them all in..

just focus on one main one...with a couple oof in the background...

go to the fountains, with the thought of getting something "different"..

then look around for something that catches your eye, and just play around from there...

don't be afraid to fill your card

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 12:42 AM   #7
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Hi Jane,

I really like the colors and texture in the first pic. Vito's idea sounds good, I alsothink the 3rd exposure would look cool if you could get a higher viewpoint and frame below the tables.And/or maybe from the ground pick a side that has the background thats farthest away, and experiment with a shallow depth of field so the background blurs out. Just take tons of pics from lots different angles,positions and settings, maybe in "A" mode with different aperetures. And when you get home try converting a few to B&W. I thought your 3rd pic would look good in B&W so here it is , all i did was convert it to grayscale. I like it, but your right the tables are a lil distracting. Just my 2 cents, Just experiment and have fun!

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 2:45 AM   #8
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I'm not trying to draw attention away fromthis weeks challenge, I just wanted to update this.



Thinking Different using "A" Mode.
Thank you for the help. I think it is a better photo.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 12:59 PM   #9
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Nice shot Jane, the water looks great, nice detail and color.

Thanx for sharing.

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there you go jane!
nice and simple..nice composition..i like the reflection in the back
thanks for posting it here!
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