corkneyfonz wrote in post #11818280
I really like the second, great capture.
Qbx wrote in post #11821294
#2 is good but I'd crop off 1/3 of the left blurry part of the tree trunk. It might make a square crop but I think it would be an improvement.
I thought there might have been too much trunk on the left. I will give it a shot and see how it turns out. Thanks for the C&C!
BOWEN30D wrote in post #11821323
They are both nice and sharp, but I would take down the exposer of #1 a little with a curve. I think the body of #1 looks good but see if you can get the water to have a little more contrast in it. When I first got my DSLR I shot something very similar to #2 and it looked good B/W. I don’t know if that’s your style or not but it’s an option.
I agree...the water does look pretty blah. B/W generally isn't my style, but I'll try it out. Thanks!
geesr wrote in post #11821379
Middle of the day isn't a great time to take photos since the sun is high up, very strong, harsh light that washes out colours. If your subject is shaded or is overcast, that would be fine.
If you must shot during that time, do you already have a circular polarizer? I have it even on my cheap 18-55mm lens and get great results!
still love #2 though!!
I don't have a circular polarizer....but probably will pick one up soon because I do tend to find myself shooting a lot during the middle of the day (kid's soccer too).
Crystal W Photography wrote in post #11821844
1. Nice shot. I like it. Maybe the duck could be a little more to the left of the frame. Maybe bump up the colors just a little bit, the water looks a little dull.
2. Good macro shot.
Google rule of thirds. Not all subjects need to be in the center of the frame.
I tend to break the rule of thirds a lot...I'll keep that in mind next time. Thanks!