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TCav Nov 30, 2006 10:13 PM

Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D w/ KM AF DT 18-200mm f3.5-6.3

Exposed at 130mm, f6.3 at 1/500 sec. Cropped.

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Mark1616 Dec 1, 2006 1:37 PM

I really like the idea, using the natural frame and silhouette give good impact, but I think a tighter crop would really add to the final result of this.

TCav Dec 3, 2006 8:36 AM

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I see what you mean. There's an awful lot of black on the left and the bottom of the frame, and the subject (the horse and rider) isn't centered.

But if I crop too much on the left and bottom,then I think I'll lose the image of the subject as being indoors.

How's this?

Mark1616 Dec 3, 2006 5:57 PM

That's better for sure, and have been trying to think what could be done as it is a very difficult lighting environment but as yet I have not had a brainwave on any other ways this could be done. Possibly someone else can think of something as this is not an area I have looked at before.

TCav Dec 4, 2006 10:31 AM

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I tried playing with the contrast and brightness, but additional background and foreground elements came into view, which distracted from the composition. (There's another horse in there!)

The bright object in the upper right corner is a reflection in one of the mirrors that are on all the walls ofthe riding ring. The riders use them to evaluate their position as they ride. In normal light they are good for the riders but bad for photos. Because of the lighting in this sillouette, the only reflection that's visible is that of another open door.


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