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May 06, 2013 05:41 |  #1

Hi all,

Im new to this, but would like to hear your thoughts on the pics .. These were taken with Canon 60D, 200mm Lens.


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May 06, 2013 07:23 |  #2

The second image appears to have some lovely light on the hills, but it's a bit hard to tell. If you resize your images to 1024 pixels rather than 400 wide, we'll all be able to get a better view :>;)
Have a look at https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=160897
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May 06, 2013 08:12 |  #3

was origionally trying to go for 1024... but the file size is then to large, thus had tocut it down even further to get to the 150k allowed for posting :-(




  
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May 06, 2013 09:20 |  #4

My original thought about the second picture was, "Nice clouds, but it takes more than clouds to make a good photo." I do like the shot, and given where you were and the conditions, it's probably as good as was possible. The use of the trees to provide depth adds to the composition. I think if the lighter portions of the mountains were lightened up in post processing it might improve the overall image somewhat because it would give the viewer something else to focus on. The way you have presented the clouds is stellar, but with the dark mountains the viewer is stuck with the clouds.


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May 06, 2013 18:04 |  #5

Barry Clarkson wrote in post #15902379 (external link)
was origionally trying to go for 1024... but the file size is then to large, thus had tocut it down even further to get to the 150k allowed for posting :-(

In CS6, firstly resize the image to 1024, then go to 'Save for web' and adjust the quality slider until the image is compressed to about 140k. There is some loss of image quality of course, but it's a viewable size :)

PS Just noticed that you're using DPP, someone else might chime in with the appropriate steps using that software?


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May 07, 2013 00:12 |  #6

Welcome to the forum. 2nd shot looks good, but please post larger would make it better to c+c.




  
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May 07, 2013 08:12 |  #7

Will keep trying to get the bigger image, but within the size limits .. :-)
@ Jon - Thanks for the comments, will also look at options for post processing ,although this DPP software is not very user friendly ..

Any suggestions on a good app to purchase?




  
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May 07, 2013 08:25 |  #8

Oki, Here is a 1024x768 version .. Hopefully this is what you were looking for :)


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May 07, 2013 08:39 |  #9

Hope there will be no objections, but wanted to add the following 2 pics for comments as well.. So far, have taken a few thousand pics, and only have a handful which i believed are decent enough to even share ...


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May 07, 2013 18:49 |  #10

Glad to see that you've sorted out the size issue - much better!!! A friend of mine recently bought her first DSLR and started out using the bundled DPP software on her Mac, and before very long invested $90 in PhotoShop Elements 11. It's much more user friendly!

Regarding your flower images, the first is a little too busy, there is just so much competing for the eye's attention. Decide on your central subject and find some way to isolate it through selective depth of field or through framing. The rose needed a diffuser to soften the harsh sunlight, and looks to be over sharpened. Flowers look deceptively simple to photograph, but a decent image takes more planning than most people think...


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May 08, 2013 08:11 |  #11

Pjay, thanks for the comments and guidance .. appreciated




  
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