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Oct 18, 2012 08:47 |  #1

After years away, I'm trying to re-enter an enjoyable passtime, this time digital. Getting started with a Canon T3i and some modest accessories from my film days. Suggestions on this two?


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Oct 18, 2012 09:08 |  #2

The shots are cool but the colors look muddy and there seems to be alot of noise.




  
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Oct 18, 2012 18:38 |  #3

#1 underexposed. #2 also could use bit of bump in exposure, but not near as much as #1 needs.

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Oct 18, 2012 18:49 |  #4

I'd try to shoot these shots near the end or beginning of the day's light. Also, I'd crop out the top of the first pic so we can't tell where the waterfall begins. Wonderful subject though!


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Oct 18, 2012 21:36 |  #5

Not crazy about the second shot because the waterfall seems to come out of nowhere.


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Oct 18, 2012 21:45 |  #6

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#1 underexposed. #2 also could use bit of bump in exposure, but not near as much as #1 needs.

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Looking at the photos here, your observations are valid. When I look at the original picture: they look much better. Basically I opened the pictures in Paint and simply reduced the size to 25% in order to meet the size requirements here. Elements is coming, and the only other imaging software I have is what Canon included with the camera.

These were shot with the kit lens on my T3i, a polarizing filter and f22. Shutter speed approx. 1/2 to 1 second on an overcast day. Much greater detail in the pictures as they "came out of the camera".

So, how do I get a better version posted?
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Oct 18, 2012 21:52 |  #7

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Not crazy about the second shot because the waterfall seems to come out of nowhere.

Generally I would agree. This waterfalls is in the center of a fairly busy business district. What you don't see is a couple cinder block buildings needing paint and a bunch of powerlines and a run down RV. I tried to avoid those, but cannot completely disagree with your comment. The up-side: close to home and a place to try new things, learn more about my camera, and try to put some things into practice.


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Oct 18, 2012 22:48 |  #8

NCSA197 wrote in post #15141028 (external link)
Looking at the photos here, your observations are valid. When I look at the original picture: they look much better. Basically I opened the pictures in Paint and simply reduced the size to 25% in order to meet the size requirements here. Elements is coming, and the only other imaging software I have is what Canon included with the camera.

These were shot with the kit lens on my T3i, a polarizing filter and f22. Shutter speed approx. 1/2 to 1 second on an overcast day. Much greater detail in the pictures as they "came out of the camera".

So, how do I get a better version posted?
And, BTW- Thanks!

You can download a free trial of Elements while you wait for your version to come. And get a free Flickr (or similar, shutterfly, 500px, etc.) account, upload to that account, and post using the provided BBCode tags.

I only use Flickr, so I can't vouch for the others on the BBCode tags, but I am sure others can chime in once you decide which way to go and if you need help with that.


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Oct 18, 2012 22:56 |  #9

1/2 second at f22 with a polarizer on an overcast day is underexposed.
Keep the speed the same but open up the f stop. If you go with a longer exposure, the waterfall
becomes too blurry.


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Oct 19, 2012 02:33 |  #10

your color balance is off.
I like the images though


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Oct 19, 2012 08:04 |  #11

I'm not going to speak to the color or lighting since you have some issues with how the image looks based on how you posed it. No point in mentioning something that isn't really a problem, once your post looks like your image at home, we can get into that.

However, cropping wise etc: Oddly I find image 1 kind of boring. Nothing is jumping out and grabbing my interest. Image 2 definitely has more interest; but with the current cropping it feels rushed. I think either open up the head room at the top of the pic, or remove it completely and turn this into a "mid fall" kind of shot. As is, I think you would at least have benefited from having it level with the top of the fall.
I know you mentioned some building and stuff, it may make for a more interesting photo if you included them. Showing the merger of urban with nature can make for some striking photos.

Once you are able to show these images with the correct colors etc. their entire feel may change, so please repost them once you get the tools to.


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Oct 19, 2012 21:41 |  #12

I think the image works well cropped as is. When it's done with the right color balance and some "pop" it looks pretty good.


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Oct 19, 2012 22:01 |  #13

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I think the image works well cropped as is. When it's done with the right color balance and some "pop" it looks pretty good.

Here's a link to a modified version. I'm having difficulty trying to pate it into this thread, but the suggestions help.
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Oct 19, 2012 22:28 |  #14

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Here's a link to a modified version. I'm having difficulty trying to pate it into this thread, but the suggestions help.
http://www.flickr.com …8104267406/in/p​hotostream (external link)

If you go to the above link on Flickr, there is a "Share" button just above the photo, to the right of "Favorites" and "Actions".

If you click that button, a menu will appear with some options. Click on "Grab the HTML/BBCode" option. Another "box" will appear with a drop down under it. The dropdown underneath gives you options for the size you want to share as. For this forum, choose "Large 1024". Underneath the size dropdown, there are two "radio buttons" - one says "HTML" and the other says "BBCode". Choose BBCode.

At this point, the text inside the box labeled "Copy and paste the code below" will contain the exact text you need to post. Just copy and paste it in a post or reply here, and that's it.

I've attached a screenshot for you so all of the above should make sense. Nice to see you got a Flickr account! :D


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Oct 20, 2012 05:15 as a reply to  @ ddk632's post |  #15

Thanks! I'll try that.


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