Photo of a street full of fire trucks, police and people who escaped a fire

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Daniel Lewis

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    These poor people escaped a house fire in my suburb, which happened to
    be on Father's Day (yesterday).

    Being a beginner, and having no tripod or a good surface to lean on, I
    think I did ok keeping the shot steady. There is a little bit of
    blur/camera shake.

    I have submitted it to the local newspaper and it might be published
    this week! Exciting!!!

    Any comments?

    http://community.webshots.com/mypho...D=442202293&photoID=442243621&security=nkQvtg

    Thanks!

    Daniel
     
    Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005
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  2. Daniel Lewis

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    Hi Daniel

    The link brings up the Webshots homepage on my browser.
    Maybe the photo is password-access only?

    MM
     
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  3. Daniel Lewis

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    Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005
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  4. Daniel Lewis

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    That's better. Good luck with the local paper.

    I would have liked more focus on the (victim?)
    and (policewoman?) on the left side -- for the
    human drama aspect -- but I guess at the time
    you don't want to be too intrusive (although
    the headlights would have probably obscured
    their identities).

    MM
     
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  5. Daniel Lewis

    Daniel Lewis Guest

    Thanks, MM. It was a hard angle because I was standing right in front
    of a police car and 2 policemen blocking the street, who kindly let me
    shoot from there, but wouldn't let anyone further into the street. If I
    moved left, the tree would block everything. If I moved right, I would
    loose the flimsy, wobbly "keep left" sign I was leaning on for its
    limited support.

    I agree on the human drama angle, too. I am disappointed I couldn't get
    it, but considering a 2.5 second shutter speed, all the activity,
    novice photgrapher, and the bad angle, I am proud of it. It is my first
    significant night shot!

    :)

    Thanks for the kind remarks. If the pic is published, I will scan it
    and post it.

    So I can learn some more, how would you have taken the shot?

    Daniel
     
    Daniel Lewis, Sep 5, 2005
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  6. Daniel Lewis

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    Don't ask me, I'm just a hobby photographer! :)
    Like you, I'm always learning.

    It's hard to know without being there, but my camera allows me to
    push the ISO up to a higher setting, which reduces shutter speed,
    and I can also reduce the Av (aperture priority?) to get an even
    faster shutter speed with the added benefits of a black sky
    and better-exposed people (less washed-out areas).
    A lens with image-stabiliser helps even more.
     
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