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Old Posted Oct 27, 2013, 12:25 AM
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Incredible work. I am a fan in particular, of your ultra-wide shots. You really know how to use that field of view to your advantage emphasizing a clear subject in your foreground.. just amazing composition and processing overall.

As a fellow photog, I am curious about which ultra-wide lens you are using. I've got a Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 (on a crop sensor) and I feel like yours are wider than what I can produce.
I have a full frame camera and have the nikon 14-24 so it's pretty much as wide as you can get. You're probably using a crop sensor camera so your 11mm is actually a 16.5 mm lens. The only way to get any wider is to get a full frame and buy the 14-24. That extra 2.5mm makes a huge difference.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2013, 12:29 AM
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One of the most exceptional threads ever posted on this site, DAM GOOD.....And I thought I saw good before......Plus you took us to Mars and Jollytown that was a bonus, thanx!!..
Thank you and I should have waited a couple more days to post this. I went out to Altoona and holidaysburg today and am spending the night around here. Got some awesome photos of Amish people north of blairsville today. Holidaysburg is superb, it's probably one of the most well preserved small towns I've seen. It reminded me much of gettysburg. Altoona on the other hand looks in fairly bad shape, much like Johnstown.
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Super nice thread, amazing work! Thanks for sharing!!


I especially liked to see that there are good restoration projects being done... the "after" pic is a much nicer sight than all those decaying buildings pics.


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1840s house in West Overton, PA


Same house from a previous photo in West Overton
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2013, 1:14 AM
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No that's not the same house. I posted the below house earlier in the thread. The above house in your post was restored forever ago. The bottom one is still in grave need of a restoration but I have hope since west overton is where frick was born and lots of money has been spent to restore the tiny village of west overton. There's about 3 houses that still need restoration. The other 14 or so contributing structures have been beautifully restored.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2013, 1:19 AM
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This is the photo I'm talking about, same house just 5 months or so later. I seem to have gotten the exact same angle, can't decide which one is better though.
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Great set. That Heinz Chapel interior is one of the best I've seen from you.
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Beautifully composed. I will consider buying a few. And I am really picky about what I hang on my walls. ; ). BTW, why don't you give them an obnoxious watermark? That way no one would steal them ; ).
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2013, 3:23 AM
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^ Not to start a 'thing', but IMO as a photographer, watermarks do nothing to stop image theft, and instead just annoy regular people who want to enjoy them. Images will be stolen with or without them, and there are legal remedies to deal with it.
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Awesome thread. I'm also trying to make a book. Not solely on photos, but something taking place in a city. I will consider Pittsburgh as a setting.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2013, 2:50 PM
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i'll take a copy of your book. and you need to do a book of just running water looking cool and surreal. i'll take a copy of that one too.

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Thanks well I am systematically taking photos of all the waterfalls and what not in southwest pa along with all the towns. The waterfalls take longer as half of them only flow right after a rain.
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weird coincidence–i'm working on a book of your photos too!

no, seriously, these are beautiful. how long do you have to expose the water shots to get that smoothed-out look?
There's not really a specified time. Anywhere from half a second to 5 min on one of those photos. Also depends on how fast the water is flowing too.
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Interesting take on that... Which ones look Psyfi to you?
I thought this one in particular had a sort of Tron-like other worldlyness about it, especially with the dark glass in the forground.


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Old Posted Oct 28, 2013, 3:24 AM
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A thread so good I had to view it again.

From where did you take this photo?

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There are some great shots in there, I enjoyed that
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2013, 11:18 AM
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Foresster st in greenfield is where that above view is from. Not many know about it, evergrey showed it to me when I first moved here.
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Can't wait to see some Fort Roberdeau.
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Went there yesterday. Apparently the current reconstruction of the fort is not the way it would have looked at all. They only have 6 or so buildings when the original fort was thought to hold around 40 buildings and was 1/3rd larger than the reconstructed fort. But either way it was pretty cool and that valley it's in is gorgeous.
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Amazingly beautiful pictures from one of my favorite cities!
I'd be interested in a copy of your book!!
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2013, 9:22 PM
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I'm speechless. Absolutely speechless. Best photography I've ever seen in regards to Pittsburgh and SW Pa. You can definitely tell you took your time and put a tremendous amount of effort, love and caring into your work. Well done. Very well done!
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