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Samaurai
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Nov 10, 2011 03:29 |  #1

To say I'm new here would not quite be accurate, I've been here off and on for a while, but just now getting around to introducing myself. I've always enjoyed photography, but in the last year or so, I've been getting a little more serious about it. I generally enjoy shooting mainly landscapes, but I do shoot some family and friend shots too. Just thought I'd throw up a few shots to see what people think. Please tell me what you think, don't hold back, if they're bad, tell the, it they're good, Please tell me what I'm doing right.
Thanks in advance for any comments.

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Nov 10, 2011 17:27 |  #2

1. Shoot lower. Also,it needs more pp to make it pop.
2.Harsh light is killing this shot.
3.I like it,but it's not that interesting. Again,shoot lower.
4.I like what you did with this shot. Not the everyday railroad shot. BTW,Im stealing this idea.
5.Very nice shot. Just a lil more contrast and booyah!!
6.Another good shot. Framed real nice.


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Nov 10, 2011 20:52 |  #3

Thanks for the comments. I'm still trying to find the style that really fits me, As for your comments on #1 and needing to shoot lower, I didn't realize until I looked at it again, that is not actually the photo I meant to post. This one has not been edited, just asking more what you think of the composition. Thanks again.

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Nov 11, 2011 02:38 as a reply to  @ Samaurai's post |  #4

The snow picture is a keeper for sure. I would be very proud of that one.


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Nov 11, 2011 05:54 |  #5

The snow picture is my standout favourite, the others look like they may benefit from a levels adjustment. If you do this ensure rgb is selected to avoid colour shifts.


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Nov 12, 2011 02:31 |  #6

Thank you for the comments. the snow picture is also by far one of my favorite shots I've ever taken. And whoty, I don't mind at all if you steal my idea on the railroad track shot, However I will ask if you do take a similar shot, i would love to see you take on it.

As far as what has been said about level adjustment, could someone please explain that a little further in detail. My post process skills are, well lets just say somewhat lacking. And that is an understatement. I am using Photoshop CS5 but, I have always been told it's best to get the shot right in camera, rather than have to adjust in Post Process, so I've spent most of my time trying to get it right first, and then post process for fine detail.

Again Thanks for the comments, and please keep your thoughts coming, because we only learn from our mistakes if we understand where we mess up to start with.




  
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Nov 12, 2011 13:56 |  #7

Bentonville has some really nice parks to shoot in. Ditch the bike and go for a walk instead. Bellavista has several waterfalls to shoot and are looking fantastic right now. Go have fun!


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Nov 12, 2011 16:46 as a reply to  @ StormDriven's post |  #8

Re #2:

I'm not a fan of having my subjects close to walls. I like to have separation between the subject and the wall so that one [hopefully NOT the wall...which I have done more times than I care to admit] is in focus and the other is using DOF to be blurred. In this picture, the wall is about 2/3 of the frame. That's more negative space than I like. If the wall is long enough, I'd pull the subject about 8 feet in front of it and then shoot at a 30-60 degree angle. Just watch out for what parts of the wall may be in focus...

MaDonna and the leaves behind her are in nice focus...I'd go for blurring the leaves, too.


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