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A month in, critique me!

 
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Dec 30, 2010 02:39 |  #1

Hey guys, so It's been a month since I receive the first camera I've ever owned - my 40D. I've toyed around with my parent's point and shoots when I was a kid, and I took a rudimentary film photography class in Highschool.

Here are a few of my shots, let me know what you think. I hope it's not all bad :rolleyes:

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1. All Along the Watchtowers (external link) by Kaptnkain (external link), on Flickr

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2. Fall Sunrise (external link) by Kaptnkain (external link), on Flickr

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3. Red Caps (external link) by Kaptnkain (external link), on Flickr

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4. Lucky Red Jacket (external link) by Kaptnkain (external link), on Flickr

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5. Ravenholm Anyone? (external link) by Kaptnkain (external link), on Flickr

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6. Frozen (external link) by Kaptnkain (external link), on Flickr

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Dec 30, 2010 02:55 |  #2

The chronological order would be 6, 2, 1, 3, 4, 5 if anyone cares.


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Dec 30, 2010 03:07 |  #3

Nice work, I like it.


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Dec 30, 2010 06:12 as a reply to  @ whitewall's post |  #4

6,5,3 and 4 for me.
Love the frost and muted colours - I'm not a great fan of central positioning, but here it works well. Maybe the bottom RH corner is a little busy?
The B&W image is interesting; here, although again the bottom RH corner is very busy, it 'holds' the shot together (just shows that photography is hugely subjective). Excellent range of tones too. Safety first though - move those blades away from the power lines!
Dynamic is 3 is captivating - an almost regimented line up. Good use of DoF, with the eye drawn to the frontmost red cap.
Neat tones in the red jacket for my final choice - had the pool table not been seen, it may have added more intrigue.
A very good set, just my interpretation though!
40D - great choice, what a beast!
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Dec 30, 2010 08:30 |  #5

1,5,6 are pretty neat. I would personally boost the vibrance on 1 a little. 5 is a lovely black and white.


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Dec 30, 2010 09:36 |  #6

No order from me, think they are all really good, fav is no6

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Dec 30, 2010 10:42 |  #7

Those are simply wonderful. So good that I hate to make any suggestions at all, but...

If I were going to change anything, I would crop #4 ever so slightly tighter so in order to eliminate the seam on his right shoulder. Keep the 3:2 aspect ration and take off just a bit on the right and top. That's just a personal preference for me, but I think the details of the seam draw my eyes to that side of the image and away from his face.


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Dec 30, 2010 11:21 |  #8

Very nice! It looks like you have the most inportant part down---an instinctive eye for what looks good. Kaptnkain, I'm curious as to any post work you have done on these? #2 looks like you could really bring out more in the sky and some added saturation for the trees and make this photo pop off the screen. Do you shoot RAW and process or shoot JPG? Did you do any photoshop work?

Also, I really like the concept of #6. The natural outline the frost makes separates the subjects from each other.




  
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Dec 30, 2010 11:32 |  #9

Great job on all of them. 1 month in and doing very well IMO




  
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Dec 30, 2010 13:16 as a reply to  @ sinjans's post |  #10

great job, especially the number 3, it has very nice composition and contrast.. keep it up mate..


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Dec 30, 2010 15:29 |  #11

Thanks guys! I was expecting more negative feedback :lol:


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Dec 30, 2010 17:27 |  #12

I love #5 wow! Then 3, 4, 1 , 6, 2


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Dec 30, 2010 17:40 as a reply to  @ cameronrinut's post |  #13

Those are nice images. But I especially like http://www.flickr.com/​photos/kaptnkain/52916​40509/ (external link) from your flickr page. You have a nice eye for composition.


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Dec 30, 2010 17:50 as a reply to  @ markweaver's post |  #14

They're all really pretty good, looks like you've got a good start with an eye for composition :)

In number one, I'd sort of like to see mountain tapering into the opposite corner rather than dropping out of the frame part way there, personally, but the colors are great there.

My favorite, by far, is the water pipes shot. It looks like a shot from amidst an army of robots :)


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Dec 30, 2010 17:53 |  #15

Nice work


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