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Old Mar 26, 2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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I absolutely cannot decide whether to crop out the splash of snow to the left or leave it in. It is dramatic, but does it detract from the main subject?
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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I like the snow flying, it adds to the shot imho. Very nice shot, what did you shot it with?
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Pentax Kx with Tamron 18-250. Shutter priority mode. At 4.5 fps, you can really capture the action. You also have to know where to stand.
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not bad at all with the tammy, I would have never guess that the AF motor in the tammy would be fast enough for that kind of action. Very nice.
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 3:09 AM   #5
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great shot well captured leave the snow as it is maybe just brighten it up alittle ?



the above edit isnt that good but you could try martin sykes program on this using the following settings quality and soft it produces a better result
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 4:34 AM   #6
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I don't mind it either way so think it is personal taste. I agree about lightening up the shot, it was under exposed which is common in snow or bright sky situations so the two together will be the main reason for the affect. Always expose for skin tones when shooting people, you might lose some snow or sky detail but this isn't an issue.

I would personally shoot in M for such conditions as it stops the camera guessing what you might want.

Anyway, I really like the shot so good work. If you have more please post them in the Sports section, it would be great to see them.
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 7:30 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. The snow stays (I personally liked it, but wondered if it put too artsy a twist). It did need brightening, didn't it. Thanks again.
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