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AvanRooyen
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Sep 23, 2012 20:02 |  #1

Hi everyone,

I'm new here. I've been taking photo's for some time and in the past the level of my editing skills was "Auto Levels" and "Auto Contrast" in photoshop.

Recently I've started taking photos in RAW format and taking more time to edit them.

So here are some pictures for CC.


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Sep 23, 2012 20:03 |  #2

a couple more


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Sep 23, 2012 20:04 as a reply to  @ AvanRooyen's post |  #3

one bw and another


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Sep 23, 2012 20:05 as a reply to  @ AvanRooyen's post |  #4

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Sep 24, 2012 07:51 |  #5

im sttruggling here. THe waterfall is the best. Why did you crop off the rest of the tree in the last set? The rest seem out of focus, soft, distracting.


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Sep 24, 2012 12:47 |  #6

1. Birds
A pretty cool shot. Looks really noisy, but it seems to work in B&W.

2. Bee
Out of focus and soft. The green channel is also completely blown out.

3. Crab leg
Also very out of focus or soft...which lens were you using??

4. Duck
Decent shot

5. Lamb
Cool shot, looks oversharpened though

6. Seashells
Again, just a weird look. Looks like you were up very close with a wide-angle lens?? Shots like this are much better with a longer focal length/macro lens,.

7. Tree
Not sure what to say about this pic...Why did you take it? Is there a story behind it?? What was your thought process behind the shot?

8. Waterfall
Definitely the best of the bunch. Again seems very soft though, and the bright leaves on the right side take the focus away from the waterfall.




  
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Sep 24, 2012 22:41 as a reply to  @ davidmtml's post |  #7

Crab Leg and Seas Shells - I was using a EF 50mm f/1.8 II but I'm thinking the aperture was open too much ? Hence the out of focus DOF issues ?

The tree started off as a shot for someone else. My dad likes poetry and writes it on backgrounds that are "arty". So thats where it started, but then after playing with it a bit - I liked the effect of the green on the grey cloudy background. I just wanted to know what other people thought of it. Maybe I should have explained a bit with the initial post.

I also see most people only post one or two photos per thread, so I might stick with that.

Thanks for the CC

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Sep 25, 2012 00:34 |  #8

In my opinion the image should speaks for itself. If you have to tell people what they are looking at your image has not been successful in conveying your vision. -rick


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Sep 25, 2012 09:12 |  #9

The goat would make an interesting shot if it weren't blown out on its left side.


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Sep 26, 2012 01:05 |  #10

AvanRooyen wrote in post #15033257 (external link)
Hi everyone,

I'm new here. I've been taking photo's for some time and in the past the level of my editing skills was "Auto Levels" and "Auto Contrast" in photoshop.

Recently I've started taking photos in RAW format and taking more time to edit them.

So here are some pictures for CC.


You're doing some cool stuff, but I think all of these images have some problems. I'm not going to talk about all of them, and I won't really get into any of them in-depth, but here are a few quick comments.

1) the bird silhouette. This is a very moody high contrast image. I think that aspect definitely works and conveys a certain emotion. That's important. Unfortunately, I think that the composition is a bit lacking. There are just too many branches. Since the shape of tree branches is pretty random, this results in a lot of random lines. And the birds are so small in the image that they are sort of getting lost. Very cool use of black and white, but the branches aren't really showing any intent with regards to shape and form, and then the contrasting shapes of the birds are just getting lost too much.

2) Cool bee photo. I love photographing bugs. But this bee just isn't sharp enough. More to the point, NOTHING in the image is really sharp. So I'm looking through the image to see what I'm supposed to focus on, and I can't really find anything in sharp focus.




  
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Sep 26, 2012 09:53 |  #11

Resist the temptation to over saturate. A couple of these are.


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Sep 26, 2012 20:10 as a reply to  @ GorgeShooter's post |  #12

Thanks.

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