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Old Apr 20, 2012, 9:50 AM   #1
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Taken at the U.S. Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, VA.
Question: I've been told by some people that the photo is too "busy" with all the vertical, horizontal and zig-zag structural metal taking away from the subject.
What can one do?
Your thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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if you like it, then ultimately thats what counts
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 3:48 PM   #3
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G'day Dan

For the location and lighting from time-of-day, you have probably got the best you can there
If you have the time & patience, in PP editing you might like to isolate the main subject, copy it to a new layer, then run a small amound of blur across the remaining background. If you need more info, just ask

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Old Apr 20, 2012, 6:58 PM   #4
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If you can't avoid the "busy", use it. The exhibit looks like it was designed to give the feeling of action, so take your picture to capture the excitement.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 7:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice!
I like it the way it is so that's how I'll keep it.
however, I may try the background blur.
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I like it. I was at the Museum last spring and very much enjoyed the exhibits as well as the photographic opportunities the museum provides. The entrance area with its metal support structure and the extensive glass in the ceiling make for some challenging shots. Here's the same plane taken from the walkway around the second floor.

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Old Apr 22, 2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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We seemed to be in the same place. However, your shot has more natural color; very nice!
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one day when you have a few hours to spare just cut out the plane and paste it into a nice sky photo.
wont be an easy one but im sure its possible.
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The background and plane have the same color so its hard to separate them visually. Dropping in a new background would be good but Id only do it with the original hi res image. Anything less would be a waste of a lot of time.
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We seemed to be in the same place. However, your shot has more natural color; very nice!
Looks like your white balance may have been off in this one. In your first photo maybe a wider angle to include more of the building(glass above the planes) would help.

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