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Old Oct 28, 2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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i have tried to capture this shot many times......but i keep coming up short. please help!:angry:
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 9:14 AM   #2
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One thought. Use a wider angle lens than 28mm, say 10 to 20mm. Lay down on the track and make sure you have a very wide depth of field. A CP filter for the sky may also help. Also move out of the shadows!

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Old Oct 29, 2008, 8:48 PM   #3
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Hello slinkydog! Is this shot any help, I used my D-50 and kit lens.

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Old Oct 29, 2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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i can see that i will be on my belly next shoot!!! thanks for the input. btw, those are some rough tracks!!
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 11:11 PM   #5
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Yeh, thats a nice shot.

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Old Oct 30, 2008, 11:51 AM   #6
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i really like this picture. i can almost hear johnny cash singing.
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Hey,
take your time and crop a bit, here are 4 examples, where I took the tracks out of the image center and placed the virtual meeting point of the tracks according to rule of thirds / golden section. Many other possibilities - use your imagination!

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Old Oct 30, 2008, 10:09 PM   #8
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aw yes.... i do like#1thank you



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aw yes.... i do like#1thank you


You are welcome! I enjoy playing with crops as it really makes a difference. Although I am not a big fan of following the well-known "rules" a good starting point are these two common advises, which I found very helpful:

- FTF: "fill the frame" - this includes cutting "too much"
- ROT: "rule of thirds" including golden section and similar approaches to place image parts on "eye pleasing" positions

Other than that I just try and see what I like. Have fun!

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