Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Saturn V drive-by

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Saturn V drive-by

    Saturn V

    Pentax *istDL
    Sigma 70-300mm lens at 70mm
    f/4
    1/125 sec
    +1.5EV

    I shot this on a whim returning home from a hockey game (yes, hockey in Alabama). In retrospect I don't think there's much else I could've done, this was taken from my wife's car at 70mph after all. Just a little post in Photoshop to bring out the highlights.
    Will
    Pentax K10D w/ D-BG2 grip, Pentax *ist DL, Pentax 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, Sigma 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 DL Macro, Pentax-M 50mm f1.7, Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO
    My flickr

    Please do not edit/manipulate my photos without my permission.

  • #2
    Very nice shot. I love the colors in the sky behind the rocket. About the only thing I'd change is the crop. Maybe chop off the light post and the road sign on the right as well as a little bit of the dark part of the sky at the top (to keep things even)? That way you'd get rid of the distracting pole and shift the rocket from the center of the frame to the right third at the same time.

    The only other suggestion I'd make is finding a way to Photoshop out the other light post that's sticking up above the trees to the left of the rocket. I have no idea how you'd go about doing that, but I'm sure someone else does, and it'd eliminate the other main distracting element from the shot.

    Just one very inexperienced opinion for you. I hope it helps. Beautiful capture, especially considering the circumstances!
    Tennessee, USA
    Canon Digital Rebel XTi
    Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens) | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
    Flickr

    Comment


    • #3
      'preciate that. Should have mentioned that this was the original, un-cropped image. I've actually been fooling in Photoshop with the things you've mentioned, I just wanted to post the un-altered image to get some feedback.
      Will
      Pentax K10D w/ D-BG2 grip, Pentax *ist DL, Pentax 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, Sigma 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 DL Macro, Pentax-M 50mm f1.7, Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO
      My flickr

      Please do not edit/manipulate my photos without my permission.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by TNBDM View Post
        The only other suggestion I'd make is finding a way to Photoshop out the other light post that's sticking up above the trees to the left of the rocket. I have no idea how you'd go about doing that, but I'm sure someone else does, and it'd eliminate the other main distracting element from the shot.
        That's easy enough to do; just select the clone tool and alt-click to capture the clouds close around the lightpost. Then stamp over it.
        Panasonic DMC-FZ8

        I give permission for anyone to borrow, edit, and repost my photos in any way they see fit.

        Comment


        • #5
          Played with the crop to make it more suitable for framing and 'shopped it a bit.

          Saturn V cropped
          Will
          Pentax K10D w/ D-BG2 grip, Pentax *ist DL, Pentax 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, Sigma 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 DL Macro, Pentax-M 50mm f1.7, Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO
          My flickr

          Please do not edit/manipulate my photos without my permission.

          Comment


          • #6
            Nicely done! The cropping has created a far better image.

            Comment

            Working...
            X