Best Place by A Dam Site

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    15" exposure
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    1AM in the morning.


    I'd like to try this again!
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    Nice shot! I'm envious of your skill
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    Not skill, just trying to figure out how to do this and experimenting. I'm enjoying it!
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    I like it, nice shot. Is this done as a pano or was it just cropped ?

    C&C: I find that the lamp post draws my eye a bit too much to the left and takes a bit of the focus away from the dam. Just my thoughts. Perhaps a slightly different angle where the lamp is further to the left or out of the frame. But that might not be possible. Even if it is possible, the new angle may not work as well as the one you choose.

    OK, I removed the pole, took a little red and a little yellow out of the picture and tweaked the horizon ever so slightly. Not sure it's better but I like it more with the adjustments.

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    LOL on the angles...this was taken standing just above RR tracks. My biggest fear was that someone like a cop was going to stop by and ask what the **ll I was doing photographing the dam?
    I had cropped out the tracks and ...yes a better shot would be from a different angle.

    Just have to work up the courage to go down those dark steps or get permission to do it from the place I work [I'm a security guard and they are WAY paranoid about cameras].

    The lamp removal looks great. There was a bat that made that dark swirl next to it!

    Nice re-edit and extremely wonderful helpful comments.
    Thank you so much.
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    lol, when coming back from vacation i kept taking pictures of bridges and water shots from on bridges, my wife was like "stop doing that!!! you're going to get us arrested!!" so i feel ya about the paranoia thing.
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    This is not far from where I work...AND
    the train that went below me scared the crap out of me. It honked an unusually long time at the dam crossing.

    The next day I found out that a man was standing in the tracks and committed suicide by train...at the very same time I was taking photos!
    Creepy.

    Anyway, I will try more shots of this beautiful dam. I'll have to get permission from our plant manager to go to the end of the plant property and set up for a shoot at night.
    Thanks.

    Any tips?
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    I don't know where the sun sets in relation to the dam but a "blue hour" shot could be really interesting as well.

    Blue hour: just after the sun sets but there is still some light in the sky. You can get some incredibly blue skies doing this. Of, course, the dam lights have to be on for it to work. Usually there is about half an hour in which to get the best blue hour shots.

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    I like better w/o the pole
    I am also feel the risk of arrest as I want to get certain shots
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    This is facing west...how do you suppose that would work?
    Would it 'blow' out the dam?
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