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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post

Hyogen. Your compositions are proper. If you've been shooting less than 5 years you are far advanced compositionally than your peers.  I can see how you are experimenting with subject placement for maximizing impact.  Photography is a interesting art. you can have the gear heads that love the mechanical, electrical, optical, accessorizable elements of it and you have the people that use it to create visual images to their liking. but to complete the criticism with the bridge shot may try it a bit sooner when the sky still has a touch of blue in it. A Twi-night photo. It'll be a better challenge for you anyway as you have to balance the sky to the city light. think you can pull it off? but manually as the exposure should remain constant for panos.

 

Thanks for the encouragement.  I have only been shooting seriously for several months and an SLR for a couple years...I've always loved taking pictures and used to shoot a ton with point and shoot cameras--moved on to waterproof cameras--and before SLRs was into the Casio Exilim high speed cameras that take super slow mo videos and 40-60fps...haha.  I'm only recently starting to get the hang of an SLR and trying to optimize the use of my camera and lenses, but I have lots to learn.  I'll definitely try the twi-night shot sometime.  My cousin has asked me to shoot his wedding for him several months from now, so I feel the pressure to get as good as possible before then. 

 

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New years morning. 

 

i wish I would have framed this better--had to stop on the highway bridge and quickly take this--I just took one (I was lucky my wife even let me stop for one :P)  How better could I have framed this?  It only somewhat follows the rule of thirds in this crop.

 

Here it is in "normal" aspect ratio with part of the guard railing cropped out:

I added a lot more blue hues to this one below--real life was closer to the above picture.

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I saw that Costco sells those stretched canvases for a decent price--I might print either the top photo or the night pano shot in my previous post at like a wide 16x36" for around $65.  Which one should I print... This landscape or the city above? 


Edited by hyogen - 1/2/13 at 1:05pm
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I prefer the morning pano, and I think a large wide shot like that would look cool on the livingroom wall, if you have the wall space for it.

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both are cool. if the morning shot take a look at how the sky doesn't add much more than color. the Sky doen't add much to the shot so you could try cropping the upper portion and see if it appeals.
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God, I love full frame.

 

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Me, too, especially full frame bokeh with long lens.

 

EOSD1064

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Whoah!  I didn't know there's a thread here for photographers!  I felt lonely at Headphone Full frame section.

Hi!

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Doesn't seem like anything interesting is coming from Canon so far, no sight of the rumored 35L replacement. Guess this means I can save more money this year. :-D

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Originally Posted by MadCow View Post

Doesn't seem like anything interesting is coming from Canon so far, no sight of the rumored 35L replacement. Guess this means I can save more money this year. :-D

 

There's a fine line between "save" and "postpone spend".  ;-)

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Doesn't seem like anything interesting is coming from Canon so far, no sight of the rumored 35L replacement. Guess this means I can save more money this year. :-D

 

I was wondering what happened to the rumored "January 8th Canon announcements."  My wishful thinking is that Canon has decided to delay their 35L II and 14-24mm announcements because the prices they wanted to charge seemed ludicrous, even to Canon exec's themselves, due to the pricing of the competition such as the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and Sigma 24-70 OS.  evil_smiley.gif

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There are some grumblings over on FM about the AF accuracy of the new Sigma 35.  Seems that the lens can be set-up with only minor AFMAs to focus bang on at moderate to long distances but then will be off at close distance.  The poll shows 6 out of 37 having problems.  Very informal/unscientific/small sample group but over 10% isn't a small portion of users.

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Just noticed that thread. I just lurk there, so I can't see the poll results, but seems a bit similar to my initial experiences when I tested it at the store: spot on at one distance (near for me), and off at the other (front-focused on far objects).

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When I was younger and... financially gifted (moreso than now anyway), I had a 20d, 10d, 17-40 F4L and 70-200 F2.8L. Sold it all over the years because it was never being used, and I wanted the money for other ventures (including an engagement ring, which has worked out well for me). When we had our first baby though, I got back into it, bought a T2i kit and a 50 F1.8. Trying to focus on skill to get the best photos this time, not relying on having professional level gear. With it, I am using a Yongnuo TTL flash that came from Amazon, as well as some cheap studio lighting equipment that we use for taking formals of the baby each month. It didn't cost too much at all, and the results have been great. 

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I am so tempted to lolcaption that! :-D

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Echoing "I love fullframe", and I love f/1.2

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