Growing Up in Dad's Shadow

by Kelly Landrum

growing up in dads shadow seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: Water Tower and Friends

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-10-08 21:18:40
Focal Length : 70/1
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Flash : 16
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Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Sunday 24th of October 2010 06:55:42 AM


Comments

Tom Wiggins

Lannie: Clever title!  Something is a little out of square and some additional cropping is in order and the right side.  Tom

Landrum Kelly

Here is more detail on the larger tank.

--Lannie

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Simon.  I might crop on each side.  I have already taken out most of the wide-angle distortion with the Perspective Correction tool, although a bit yet remains. 

--Lannie

Landrum Kelly

Tom, I knew that some clever so-and-so would notice and tell me that something was not quite right here.

I will go back to it and work on it, but I cannot bring myself to do it just now.  The problem is that I missed the horizon badly on this shot, and so I had to try to correct both the horizon as well as the wide angle distortion together--and it just got messier and messier until I simply said, "This is going up as is, warts and all!"  Dawn was approaching at that point. . . .

Thanks for looking long enough to notice.  it is actually positively weird, if you look at it long enough.  For a while there, on one version, the columns got wider and wider apart as one went up. . .  .

Yes, more work is required--or perhaps I should say less work, properly done.

It's still over there, less than four miles from my house.  It would be easier to simply re-shoot, I think--and then do one quick fix in perspective correction to fix the wide angle distortion.

As for cropping, I am of divided soul--between making a prettier shot, on the one hand, and making one that shows more of the environs, on the other.

--Lannie

Jamie Kraft
Tulsan

oh yes.  England is a great place though.  I feel at home here.

Leica makes a lens attachment that delivers a burst of mace.  A little on the expensive side, of course, but how can you put a price on safety?  Get the very best.

Jamie Kraft
and...

I'd enjoy seeing bullseyes for which the rings are more evenly spaced (earlier or later image).  I realise that would mean fewer rings, but I think it would make it more obvious that they are shadows of the uprights.

Landrum Kelly

Here is the same crop in a larger size.

--Lannie

Landrum Kelly

Here is more detail on the smaller tank.

--Lannie

Simon Hickie - Melbourne, Derbyshire, UK

I'm wondering if a crop showing just the two towers and correcting for converging verticals would work better, thus removing distractions to the left & right. Super light!

Jamie Kraft
The Landurm Thing

Excellent.  Gotta love that light.  Could have been Tulsa, where I come from, but the tank is a bit stranger.  The bullseye is fantastic.  You probably took a bunch to see which was best??

Landrum Kelly

Jamie, I missed you in passing.  You're from Tulsa??  I had you pegged as quintessentially British, living in Manchester and posting from there through three different personae.

Yes, I took a number of shots of this tank complex.  I am not sure if this is the one that I will stay with or not.  This was shot the same day that I shot the railroad tracks (that you recently critiqued), the dogs on the old farm by the highway, the barn at "deep purple," the blue house shot, and quite a number of others using two different cameras.

Overall, it was a good day to be out, except for the episode at the end which I have previously told you about.

--Lannie

Landrum Kelly

Yes, Jamie, and even better might be a time-lapse sequence.  It would not be hard to do, after all.

As for these two ships, the countdown till launch will recommence at 1500 hours.

--Lannie

Tom Wiggins

Lannie:  Thank you for calling me a so and so.   It's the best compliment I've had in weeks. LOL  Tom

Landrum Kelly
Growing Up in Dad's Shadow Urban landscape, no? Comments welcome.

--Lannie

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