Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 10, 2006, 12:44 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Selvin, I believe you mentioned railroad as a popular subject for this Challange. I'm not sure a have a shot of a railroad but I do have this one taken from inside a train car.
Attached Images
 
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 10, 2006, 8:59 AM   #2
Moderator
 
calr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 8,466
Default

Beautiful shot. You've got lines converging from all directions. I love the way this car has been so beautifully restored.

The only distraction in this shot is the reflection of the flash in the door-window. If the flash head is adjustable, you might try pointing it at the ceiling to reduce the reflection. If the flash is built into the camera, you could try taping a piece of translucent plastic or something similar over the front of the flash to diffuse the light.

Cal

calr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10, 2006, 10:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Thanks for your comments, Cal. Yes, the reflection of the flash is annoying. Since it's built in, I'll try your suggestion next time I have the opportunity. I was also thinking about all PS experts we have here...perhaps someone could try to minimize the brightness in PS.
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10, 2006, 11:04 AM   #4
Moderator
 
selvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,204
Default

Cal's tip about diffusing the flash does work even with a Kleenex tissue if you haven't got anything else. It takes some experimentation but it does work.

Yes, the interior of this restored car has been well done. I hate to think how much this cost to do.

Aloha
selvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10, 2006, 12:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Thanks for the comments and the Kleenex tip, Selvin. Perhaps I'll include a sheet in my camera bag so I have it at all times.
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11, 2006, 11:46 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
StitchBabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,023
Default

Awesome image Tullio! I can see converging lines throughout this scene also.

What I have done in the past to avoid flash glare is to place my hand open palmed against the bottom of the flash, holdingmy handat a slight angle upwards so that the flash bounces upwards against the ceiling. It takes a bit of practise but it works for me! :G

~~StitchBabe~~
StitchBabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11, 2006, 12:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Thanks for your comment and tip, StitchBabe. Now I have a couple of options to try to avoid that hot spot. Practicing at home firstmay be a very good idea!
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:57 PM.