A&P I wish I cropped this better...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by skolen, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. skolen

    skolen Guest

    I was just snapping away and took this, but never thought to take a few just to get the full image of it. I was playing around with it in Lightroom and loved the look I got.

    Guess I'll need to take another trip out there.
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  2. Spurious

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    What's cropping got to do with a completely blown sky?
     
  3. skolen

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    Had I cropped it better I was going to use a sky from another exposure.
     
  4. Spurious

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    You know cropping is what you do in post and framing is what you do with your camera, eh?
     
  5. skolen

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    HA! Shows what you know. Framing is what you do with pictures after you've printed them and want to put them on your wall.

    One side, Red. Adults are talking. :fawk:


    But yea, that's what I ment. I'm tired.
     
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    Oh, I know that's what you meant. And I know you know what you meant.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    right, because according to the written in stone rules of photography a properly exposed sky is far more important than a properly exposed subject. You're a fucking moron. I have been bitting my tongue about you since for last few weeks you have been pretending to be Johnny Chimpo, but fuck man. Every typical response out of your fucking keyboard wreaks of someone who will never be a good photographer since they think they're are some magical rules governing photography. Nothing HAS to be anything.
     
  8. Spurious

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    wat
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Exactly.
     
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    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    He's fucking right, youre the #1 prick in this fucking subforum. I could see if you were as good as lets say Senencito, or Tits...but you talk shit without the fucking grounds to do so. This is photography, a form of art, and if a photographer chooses to have a blown out sky or break the rule of thirds then so fucking be it. Faggot :fawk:
     
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    /rant :o
     
  13. Jonny Chimpo

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    At least I actually know what I'm talking about. :drama:

    Too bad about the picture, brah. If the top of the building were in there it would be :cool: It's got a little Saving Private Ryan kind of look/feel.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    :wtc: I've kinda missed you man.
     
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    People hate me when I'm here and miss me when I'm gone. :rofl::rofl::rofl::squint:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I just love to argue. lol
     
  17. Spurious

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    When I post I tell people what's wrong with their photos from a technical standpoint. By not critiquing a photo to technical specifications your critique becomes arbitrary, and by all means “I like it in spite of these technical flaws” has its place, but I don’t see how that helps the person.

    I may like my very out of focus and underexposed snapshot of dead raccoon I shot out of my car window, but why isn’t it a good photo? Probably composition, exposure and focus, all technical specifications. And hell, who knows, other people may like it too, but when someone tells me it’s out of focus, poorly composed and underexposed, I’m not going to say they’re wrong.

    That said I do come here to be funny and I enjoy telling people their photos bad, why? I’m probably just a big ole gigantic asshole. And I’m ok with that. If ITW tells me to quit I will. But I’ve never left a thread without knowing either I or someone else told them exactly why their photo was bad, and I think that’s enough.

    That’s also not to say I’ve never liked photos that “break the rules”, I do, often, when they’re good photos. It’s just more often than not the rules apply to photos I and pretty much everyone else do like.

    I don't think I've ever touted the rule of thirds though. Just usually focus, exposure and composition. Just as you say "It's ok for blah blah to have a blown out sky" it's ok for me to say I don't like it and why I don't. Honesty and the free flowing of opinion are what make OTAP different and better. And I'm sorry if I sound authoritative, I'll add IMHO or ttyl, final boss if that makes you feel better.

    Now everyone feel free to bandwagon on to not liking me. :mamoru:

    IMHO I could be wrong of course, seriously.
     
  18. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i bet the shot would be cool if you underexposed a bunch for the sky and then blasted the fuck out of the building with a strobe or a huge light. That way you get some great detail in the buildings bricks and then cool sky too.
     
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    That's what I would have done. :mamoru:
     
  20. Jhegro

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    you wouldnt need to underexpose for the sky because if you "blasted" the building with a strobe and exposed it correctly for it, it would underexpose for the sky automatically, assuming the strobe is overpowering ambient
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yes you should still underexpose teh sky, typically 1 to 1.5 stops underexposed gets very good contrast and saturation.
     
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    Haha before I scrolled all the way down, I was gonna say that IMO you didnt need to worry about the sky...its not what youre taking a picture of anyways. WIth the editing you did, I think it looks better that way anyways..
    Just my two cents..
     
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    Best I could do.
     
  24. Spurious

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    Ha, that's surprisingly good.
     
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    Thank you.
     

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