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Old Jan 31, 2011, 9:47 PM   #1
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Default Snowmobiling at 11,000 ft.

This is my first try at shooting snowmobile photos, any tips or criticism is appreciated.

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Old Jan 31, 2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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maybe a bit more variety in the shots? they are all of the snowmobile turning...

I dont know..
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 11:51 PM   #3
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Ya maybe, I do have some other shots but they seem boring it's the turning on the snowmobile that's fun :-)
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 3:19 PM   #4
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#5 is awesome, and you're right making turns in pow is the best part about sledding.
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 3:42 PM   #5
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I am by no means an expert. I really like the colors and the sharpness. However, I think either your framing or your cropping needs work in 2, 3, 4, & 5. Your subject is right in the middle of the frame. If you line the subject up using the 'Rule of Thirds', I think that would give your pictures even more 'pop'.
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 3:42 AM   #6
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I like these and I bet the subjects did too. In #2 I like how the tilted snowmobile, tilted trees and the horizontal lines in the snow work together to convey a feeling of speed without bluring the subject.

IMHO: In outdoor vehicle sports, the shots where someone isn't jumping, turning, sliding or walking a fine line between exhilaration and disaster, etc., are usually boring. But when the light, background, and subject come together in a classic composition, someone tracking straight as an arrow satisfies my soul.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 6:52 PM   #7
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Being a very experienced sledder i will say in that terrain , your only going to get shots of sleds carving , From a photgraphy enthusiest i would say there great!!!
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This is just an idea but since we can't see the person's face, what about getting a closer shot that concentrates on the 'mobile?
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I like #6. I would have loved to have seen a massive roost coming out the back however I live in a hot place so have no idea how those things work.

I would have gone with a larger DOF maybe f8 something like that... Get the snowmobile and rider in focus.
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I forgot about this thread....lol. Thanks everyone for the input, My Sled broke down and I haven't been back up to try it again, but maybe before the winter is completely gone.
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