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Old Apr 18, 2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Tunnel on the Blueridge Parkway

Any suggestions on how I can improve this image.
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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My eyes are searching all over the place for a strong subject. I'd try cropping the left 1/4 and top 1/3. That way the road leads the eye straight to the other end of the tunnel. Unless, of course, you want the surrounding scenery.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 4:32 PM   #3
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hmmm...

stand in the middle of the road, closer to the opening of the tunnel, use a super-wide-angle lens, say, a 14mm, and take the shot head on looking through the tunnel.

Or... wait till leaves on the trees grow back.

The lighting is beautiful though, just as you have it.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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gjtoth, I actually like the shadows cast by the trees in that area. I guess it can be argued that the are makes the photo too busy bu I like it.

ewheeler, I was actually using a Sigma 10-20 and wanted to shoot exactly as you suggested. However it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so as you can imagine, traaffic was pretty steady. I will probably go back sometime soon and shoot more. It's only about half an hour from my house.
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id do it straight on with a super wide angle to exagerate the tunnel, in the evening maybe, and in grainy B&W
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:42 PM   #6
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Hers's a shot from the other side of the tunnel that I had forgotten that I snapped. I think this is something like what you suggested.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 8:12 PM   #7
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yea i like that one better
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 2:13 PM   #8
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night time with some headlights coming through might work? or even try a panarama if possible
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The Race car going through it????
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Yes, the second shot is much better.
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