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Old Feb 7, 2011, 2:00 PM   #1
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It's little dark(no PP) but overall I like the shot, set the camera to burst mode and took shots every 2 seconds for part of a run, this is the best shot I got from that.

C&C welcome, let me know what's wrong with it or what's not.
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 3:27 PM   #2
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I think it's a cool idea. But there's just not much interesting in the photo. At the end of the day it's the photo that counts - and there's just nothing in the frame of much interest. The challenge would be - what would make a more interesting shot? What are you going to shoot that will be more interesting than if you were standing still?
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 4:08 PM   #3
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I think it's a cool idea. But there's just not much interesting in the photo. At the end of the day it's the photo that counts - and there's just nothing in the frame of much interest. The challenge would be - what would make a more interesting shot? What are you going to shoot that will be more interesting than if you were standing still?
Thanks for the feedback, I get what you're saying about the photo, I think if I had my head up a bit more you could see further down into the valley which would have added to the shot.

What I like about this photo is the blowing snow at the bottom contrasting with the stillness of the rest of the mountain.

Hopefully I will be able to get out and get a few more of these this weekend that are better composed and more interesting.
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you beat me to it, but i was going to say that if you tilted your head up more and seen the horizon and mountains, that would be much more interesting.
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you beat me to it, but i was going to say that if you tilted your head up more and seen the horizon and mountains, that would be much more interesting.
In the end though - I have to ask - why would you end up with a more interesting shot just because you're moving - vs. taking the shot from a stationary position at a resting point on the slope? The only answer I can think of is if some vista was exceptional and you could only get "the shot" on a steep slope with no resting point.
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i see your point john, but my thought was that if tilting the head head up a bit,
you'd would get more background distance of the mountain, while still seeing
his helmet, skis, hands/arms/pole.

You are right in the fact that it it was just a normal looking landscape shot, but
taking with a POV camera, if wouldn't really be anything special.

Maybe I'm overestimating just how wide the lens is and how much foreground
w/ background can be in the same shot at once.
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"In the end though - I have to ask - why would you end up with a more interesting shot just because you're moving - vs. taking the shot from a stationary position at a resting point on the slope?"

that's the experiment/challenge to add the arm and flying snow(basically skiing motion) and still get an interesting shot.
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