Try multiple shots
You are out shooting, and something catches your eye… you set up for the shot and take the picture… and then move on to the next spot. How often do you zoom in or out at that spot or take a different angle to cover your bases? I am slowly learning (That could be my life’s motto) to take a couple of extra shots. I tried to get the web domain hyperphoto, since I tend to already be heading to my next picture before I finish the one I am taking. But, when I actually slow down and take a few different angles or at least zoom in, I tend to have better results back in Lightroom. Something grabbed my eye and made stop at that spot and want to capture the image, but I may have a vague idea of what it is, so spend a few extra seconds or minutes trying some different looks. This is way better than sitting at my computer back home wishing I had moved in just a bit or to the right a touch. This is especially true the harder or farther away an area is from your house. If it is something around the corner, you can walk back there and take another picture. If it happens to be in the desert of Nevada where you had a flat tire… chances are you won’t be back for a while, so take a couple of extra shots… it will be worth it.
Thanks for sharing this to us. Really nice shots and editing. You can also use a free mobile photo editor (http://picsart.com/).
You know, I just did this yesterday. I was out shooting Cactus Apples, and just keep moving around and zooming in and I get you thoughts here. Scott did a Composition Class a few years ago, and he went through the same scenario. My biggest problem is I don’t like to cut of stuff like the top and bottom of the steering wheel, but now I see it doesn’t matter. The idea of the shot still comes across. Good lesson, Thanks! – Dennis
I like the last shot! Rustic yet, let’s the imagination run wild. Like, is there an old coca cola cooler in the rear seat slowly rusting away. Or maybe, just maybe, the trunk holds treasures beyond our belief. Excellent work photog!
I liked the original pic the best, not the zoomed in one. You are showing the inside of the weathered car perfectly.