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Transporter bridge: Take 2

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by wez130, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. wez130

    Capodecina

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    As i saod in my other thread, i went down to get some evening shots of the transporter, i don't know the best place to get it but these are from right next to it again.

    All 30 second exp.
    What do you think?

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  2. BrenOS

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    Technically good but I think you need to find a better angle. Really need the whole structure in frame to do it justice :)
     
  3. webmonkeyuk

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    better m8 but yeah u need to be out a bit more to get it full in the shot. did you try it from the football grounds?
     
  4. Joe T

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    3rd is my favourite. :)
     
  5. Reidy

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    Good photos mate but a better angle would be even better!!! :)
     
  6. woodsy2k

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    Indeed mate. I really like ths shots, but when/if taking them again, try and get more of the bridge in. What focal length are you using? Id suggest something like a 28mm or lower even if necessary. Course that might be what you are using, im not sure. If you are going to take a shot in portraite, or landscape for that matter, try and use 3rd's rule, by filling the lower 1/3 with the water, ad the rest with the bridge. Might find that helps with more than just these photos: Its a good trick to remember :D
     
  7. wez130

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    The shots were taken @ 18mm (24mm inc. crop factor) i was stood literally 20 metres away from it ;)
    I don't know the area around the bridge very well so not sure of the best place to shoot it from (apart from actually on the river ;) If i used the 3rds rule on this type of shot, i'd lose the reflection i was after, i have shots using 3rds rule but they don't look as good as these shots, thsanks for your opinion anyway, each to their own etc :)
     
  8. wez130

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    Lol, i went there on the way home, i completely forgot it was the Fa cup replay against nuneaton, so erm, no, coz i couldn't park up anywhere :(
     
  9. webmonkeyuk

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    lol yeah i forgot about it too sorry :) yeah and the main thing is that you like the shots you take too ;)
     
  10. woodsy2k

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    Ahh fair enough. I guess it is a personal thing. Either way, like the shots :D
     
  11. Gamefreak501

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    Nice shot :)

    Might I recommend you grab a telephoto and your wideangle and then stand at the end of it, where the supporting beams are and then get a shot of looking right the way up it, kind of like my town hall picture in my scraps and right the way along it too, maybe getting the other end in too?

    You may even get the reflection in too!
     
  12. wez130

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    i don't understand what you mean, mounth the telephoto then stick the wide angle at the end or something?
     
  13. Gamefreak501

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    Sorry...I'll try to explain myself better;

    What I meant was, perhaps you could try positioning yourself at one end of the bridge, and then hold your camera up whilst looking through it, getting a viewpoint like this:

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/17921317/

    or this:

    http://thomashawk.com/hello/209/1017/1024/Digital Bridge.jpg

    And at the same position angle your camera slightly less extremely, looking straight forward and maybe use the lead in lines of the bridge so the image starts off at your end, where the bridge pillars/supports are, and the architecture automatically leads you to the other end of the bridge, perhaps towards the other pillars.

    I hope this helps :o
     
  14. wez130

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    You mean something like this?

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  15. Gamefreak501

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    Haha yeah, that's exactly what I mean! I couldn't find anything like that!
     
  16. wez130

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    lol, i took that theday before the ones above, i didn't reallly like it though :(