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Old Feb 7, 2006, 10:49 PM   #1
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I have a new *ist DS with kit lens, and I've been testing it out in different locations. I took this picture Sunday and I wanted to capture how out of place this train depot is (it's a lovely building surrounded by empty desert). I thought the photo was effective that way, but I think I overdid the wide angle (I don't think I've ever gotten a handle on a wide angle lens). What do people here think about it? Should I crop out the excess foreground, leave it be, or give up on it? Any hints on how to do it better next time?
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 4:44 AM   #2
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Actually I quite like the big foreground, and the shadows cast by the fenses. However there's something missing for me, and I can't quite tell you what it is... maybe a little bit of foreground detail to hold the eye more? Maybe someone else will have a better idea....

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Old Feb 8, 2006, 6:26 AM   #3
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Interesting picture. Just my suggestion, but I might include more of the fence and would clone out the two cars near the building.


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Old Feb 8, 2006, 8:07 AM   #4
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John - there really isn't anything more in the foreground - I was standing right by a road and in front of a power line, so that's not really an option.

I love the idea of cloning out the cars - I should have done that because the cars are a distraction (the other side of the building has even more distraction, a parking lot and a modern side building. Next time I head down that way I'll try to see if I could include more of the fence - it'll be harder to shoot because of the power pole, road and train tracks. But that might be exactly what this photo needs. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Title and composition work for me

Very well done!


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It works. No doubt. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Feb 9, 2006, 12:13 PM   #7
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Thanksdigcamfan and Aumma45for the complements!
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