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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5000
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
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F/5.3
Focal Length
48 mm
ISO Speed
400
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Dec 28, 2011, 8:02:14 PM
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valves by shinius valves by shinius
this is my submission for the second task for the PLN on :iconthephotographyunion:. The theme was leading lines.

This shot was particularly complicated to take. Not that it looks like that but these pipes are on the ceiling in my basement so I had to climb to take it. Also i was working in low light so i needed to use my tripod to remove chances of having a blur. I set my tripod on small table and a piece of plywood. And finally i secured myself and my tripod to the ceiling with my climbing gear! :). Oh yeah, and there's a big wooden beam on the right of the pipes that prevents of having a nice access ...


check another angle here : [link]

comments are welcome!
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SenorFrost Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Fabulous.
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shinius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
glad you like it! :)
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Saknika Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
:bulletpurple: Official PLN Critique :bulletpurple:

The lines work great! They lead out of the shot, and yet, because of the spiderwebs you're also drawn back into the frame to take a look at their unique contrast and the element they bring to the photo. I feel that the lighting is also very nice for the photo, as it aids the grungy feel you have going on. If anything, I'd adjust the shot to have a bit larger depth of field, to get a more clear focus. F/5.3 should have capture plenty, but I feel like you ended up with a shallow depth of field regardless; which is signature for Nikons when used in this fashion. An aperture of f/8 probably would have done you better in capturing a great focus. Right now there's just too little, so going up one stop would be just enough to make that small change.
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shinius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the comment!

regarding the DOF i primarily set my cam to get a clear shot (quickest exposure) without cranking up the iso too much hence the large opening. Still i tried a bit with smaller opening, i will have a second look a these just to see!

thanks again!
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Saknika Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! If you had a tripod that could reach that high, the ISO thing would not be an issue. But, I do not know what you have for equipment, so I can totally understand the limitations of an area. C:
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shinius Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did use a tripod but to reach that height i needed to put my tripod on a small table and almost completely close the legs to reach maximum height. At the end it was still a bit shaky
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Saknika Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ah, yes, that would create an issue for long exposure then.
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shinius Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh by the way, i had trouble choosing between this one and another one ([link] would you mind tell me if I made the right choice chosing this one over the other one?!
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Saknika Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
They're both very well done and interesting. Personally though, I do prefer the other one simply because the valve knobs create more of a focal point.
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