Do you like my SPREAD?

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    Jun 26, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Working on a photo book. Been on seven hikes for it so far. Here is a two-page spread of a pathway. Not sure I like it, so I need other opinions. Keep in mind it doesn't look as good as it will in print. Is it a keeper or no? Something you like to look at for a while?

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    Jun 27, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    I'm guessing that the 51 people who viewed this so far were hoping for a different kind of spread?
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    Jun 27, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    Do you only take pictures of scenic routes or is that just your specialty?
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    Jun 27, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    manpic saidDo you only take pictures of scenic routes or is that just your specialty?


    Oh no, lots of other stuff. Had a deer walk up to me last week.
  • humblejock

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    Jun 27, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    what camera and lens do you use?
  • starboard5

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    Jun 27, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    It would look cool covering an entire wall. Beautiful
  • neon_tiger

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    Jun 27, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    starboard5 saidIt would look cool covering an entire wall. Beautiful



    +1
  • LJay

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    Jun 27, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    The gutter is very distracting. Because the stepstimbers give a lot of weight to the right side of the picture the left side seems to bland out.

    Somehow I would be happier with one or the other.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jun 27, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    i think it is very nice personally i love the outdoors so keep it up.
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    Jun 27, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    Like. Nice work!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 27, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    Awesome Vic... I wonder what's down that pathway!

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    Jun 27, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    humblejock saidwhat camera and lens do you use?


    It's 4 portrait shots stitched together, then meticulously corrected.
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    Jun 27, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAwesome Vic... I wonder what's down that pathway!

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    You know just the right thing to say. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 27, 2011 5:57 AM GMT
    LJay saidThe gutter is very distracting. Because the stepstimbers give a lot of weight to the right side of the picture the left side seems to bland out.

    Somehow I would be happier with one or the other.


    Agreed, there is some heft on the right side of the photo.I think it is a bit more serene without the man-influenced aspect of the left as well.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 27, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    awesome
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    Jun 27, 2011 10:56 AM GMT
    WIP302 said
    LJay saidThe gutter is very distracting. Because the stepstimbers give a lot of weight to the right side of the picture the left side seems to bland out.

    Somehow I would be happier with one or the other.


    Agreed, there is some heft on the right side of the photo.I think it is a bit more serene without the man-influenced aspect of the left as well.


    X3 plus, what are those pieces of wood for? does not look steep enough to require that kind of help. Otherwise, it is a very serene picy.
  • humblejock

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    Jun 27, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    humblejock saidwhat camera and lens do you use?


    It's 4 portrait shots stitched together, then meticulously corrected.


    I know what technique you used to create this but my question remains, what camera did you shoot these four portrait shots with? point and shoot? DSLR? if so which brand, model? and also what lens?
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    Jun 27, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    alexander7 said
    WIP302 said
    LJay saidThe gutter is very distracting. Because the stepstimbers give a lot of weight to the right side of the picture the left side seems to bland out.

    Somehow I would be happier with one or the other.


    Agreed, there is some heft on the right side of the photo.I think it is a bit more serene without the man-influenced aspect of the left as well.


    X3 plus, what are those pieces of wood for? does not look steep enough to require that kind of help. Otherwise, it is a very serene picy.


    The wood prevents a runoff of the chips in the pathway. There is a steep drop-down along the side of the pathway. I actually wouldn't have taken the picture without the wood slats as they create a nice off-center balance to the photo and draw your eyes along the pathway's curve.

    Thanks guys! I'll keep it in the book. Lots more two-page spreads, as well as tons more pics. Like this:

    deerspread.jpg
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    Jun 27, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    I dig it man....awesome eye bruh
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    Jun 27, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
    Yes, that's a great picture. Went back to look at it again. Good luck with the book. Writing is hard work.
  • wild_sky360

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    Jun 27, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    I like the composition. The far right side, could stand alone, but without the additional pics on the left, you wouldn't get the feeling of traveling this path.
    This looks like one of my local mt bike trails.
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    Jun 28, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    wild_sky360 saidI like the composition. The far right side, could stand alone, but without the additional pics on the left, you wouldn't get the feeling of traveling this path.
    This looks like one of my local mt bike trails.


    Thank you! Coming from an outdoor enthusiast yourself I very much appreciate it. Two rougher hikes scheduled this week so let's see what else I get.
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    Jun 28, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    I love the outdoors and really like your pics. I would like to see more of your photos and would buy your book.
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    Jun 28, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    thirtytwentyone saidI love the outdoors and really like your pics. I would like to see more of your photos and would buy your book.


    Thanks! Probably won't be until after first snowfall. Need some winter pictures.
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    Jun 28, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    2 thumbs up!