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Old Nov 5, 2005, 8:28 PM   #1
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Hi, everybody! I never posted landscape before, so I'm ready for critiques.
This was shot today in the park 2 blocks from my home.
Tokina 12-24 @ 19mm. Question: how can I have trees and flag pole straight? Unless I have to climb onto something that half the height of the pole?
Overall comments are also very welcome!
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Old Nov 5, 2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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Capture is very good. Perspective too flat. Possibly move to the left and get the pole and flag in the foreground and get an angled treeline.

One other thing which I seem to do quite a bit is that the horizon is a bit tilted.
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Old Nov 6, 2005, 12:26 PM   #3
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Thanks, vIZnquest!
I agree about the horizon, but if I straighten it, I will get the pole even more tilted...:?
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Old Nov 6, 2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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Use skew in Photoshop (edit > transform > skew)... I had a quick go but if you take your time you should be able to get exactly what you want.
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WOW! Thanks a lot, Jonathan! Honestly, I had NO idea about this function. I edited in Elements. Now I opened the image in photoshop7 and found this (transform) stuff. After playing around a little I found that it does amazing things! I'm not that photoshop savvy, so this is new for me. Now I'm going to try to fix my wide- angle images, that look all twisted.

Thanx a lot! You live-you learn!

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Old Nov 6, 2005, 5:08 PM   #6
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i have that same lens.. its a gem isn't it!

the thing that makes an ultrawide difficult to shoot well is that it captures so much of the scene.. it makes it difficult to fill in with interesting things.. particularly in the foreground.. i really think you could have used a little more foreground interest... it is also a good thing to remember in the future using that lens.. make sure you have your entire frame accounted for with something purposeful.. dead space can be purposeful, but open grass in the foreground is rarely ever good dead space..

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Old Nov 6, 2005, 10:01 PM   #7
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Hards80 wrote:
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i have that same lens.. its a gem isn't

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Yes, it is! I bought Sigma 12-24 first, then tried the Tokina and returned the Sigma.
I love this lense!

I see what you mean (filling up the foreground). It's really hard. I noticed that when I was taking this shot. I tried to take that grass out of frame by pointing the lense up, but then I had half-frame of empty sky...
I'll keep this in mind from now.

Thanks a lot, Dustin!
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