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What I did on an 80 degree day in winter in Minnesota...

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by zpierce, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    It has been crazy warm this winter and especially the past few days. 82 degrees with a week of winter left is just plain nuts. Of course I used the opportunity to throw on a t shirt and shorts and hit the street to do some shooting!


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    Last but not least, some very early buds...

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  2. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
    I like the 1st one, and I think you should have focused on the waitress in the 4th.
     
  3. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Hehe, yeah in hindsight. I didn't even notice her until after I shot, she noticed me taking photos and probably thought it a little strange. :) I was just randomly shooting and thought the sign and diner looked cool.
     
  4. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice shots Zach. I really like the first and the coffee shop take....I actually REALLY like it as is. I think had you have taken it with that big bright "in yo face" sign blurred out and the girl in focus, the image may been a little difficult on the eye....this feels nice and balanced and makes for much more pleasant viewing. Nice DOF :)
     
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  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Each image has wonderful IQ and interesting content. Good stuff.

    Gary
     
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  6. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Well done on all of them Zach, but that first one is superb!
     
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  7. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Yeah, I was thinking it would have been nice if she was in focus in hindsight, but you're right, the sign would have been a mess. I guess both would have been nice, too bad she wasn't peeking at the window :)
     
  8. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    I kept a version of that first photo from a tad earlier in the evening as well. I think I like the darker one better, but this one turned out pretty well too. Used one of those infinitely variable ND filters I got off ebay to dial up some serious darkness.

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