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Jun 05, 2009 22:16 |  #1

Some pics from my recent trip to Yosemite. The lighting could've been better but I had a great time. Didn't get to see a bear which I was bummed about. Had my 70-300 on most of the time incase I ran into one :( Enjoy.

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Jun 05, 2009 23:58 |  #2

#7 Working backwards, the last one is my favorite overall. It has an epic look, which I like.

#6 I don't care for the soft-water effect in most cases, here included. It seems unnatural somehow. Fun to play with, but it's generally overdone.

#5 This is nice. Might have been better with more foreground besides the body of water. The piece of wood is good, for example. The big rock on the far left is good, too, except there's too little of it.

#4 How did you manage to get all four animals to moon the camera simultaneously? ;)

#3 The bird photo is excellent. Great separation from the background and a nice, clean shot. I like all the space -- the bird seems to be surveying the vastness, free to take off and fly wherever he wants.

#2 What can I say? Cute cute cute. I don't mind at all that he's smack in the center -- and the center of attention.

#1 Can't decide whether the carcass signifies roadkill or it just happens to lie beside the road. Either way, the photo is technically okay but the subject matter is not something that holds my interest for long. I'm sure it's attractive to some, just not for me.


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Jun 06, 2009 00:26 |  #3

#1/Bones: Can imagine your mistaking it for human! Looks well munched.

#2/Squirrel: Very cute. Nice sharpness, colour. Could crop from right ala Rule of Thirds, but fine as is too, so just do it if you want a squarer image for a particular spot.

#3/Bird: Plants draw attention down and out of frame, especially for having such a small strip of them in frame. They're surprisingly bright too - less noticable against the background - but can see why you've perhaps needed to lose some shadow detail on the bird to avoid blowing more foliage. Anyway, main thing for me would be to frame (or hopefully crop) with the bird a bit higher up and more plant matter included.

#4/Deer Bums: Fair enough, but run around next time ;-P. I'm nonplussed by the background - could crop just above the deer for a minimalist (perhaps overly) look.

#5/Lake: Interestingly thin slice of water. The protruberences therefrom - I assume some branches? - are too small, distracting and frustrating. We're left scanning forwards for something to look at. The rock at left draws the eye but doesn't offer much either - a bit more in frame might have helped.

#6/River: Not a fan of the water treatment really, and there's overexposure issues at back, but what I was immediately struck by and do like is the consistent chunkiness of it all: the numerous largish rocks and the many decently thick contrasted tree trunks at back left. That fits in with the robust flow of water too. The crop at top looks a bit harsh and incomplete for not including any folliage - an HDR portrait treatment might have been interesting too.

#7/Mountains: Not enough foreground - pity as the flowers looked adequate, but so marked I'm wondering if you're avoiding something ugly beneath. Bit lopsided/unbalanced by the sheer weight of mountain at left. You've tilted the lens upwards a lot, making the trees at the sides lean inwards - particularly obvious at right. Central mountain's terific and nicely lit: makes me want to be a rock climber.

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Jun 06, 2009 16:23 as a reply to  @ tonydee's post |  #4

Thanks for the suggestions guys.


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Jun 06, 2009 22:31 as a reply to  @ MaxSteel's post |  #5

The views are great, the first fella did nto have such a good day and seems a bit off imo....




  
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Jan 27, 2011 00:05 |  #6

Ditto on the overexposure on the Bridalveil Creek shot. The last one has the clouds we are always hoping for...be happy you got them!!


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Jan 27, 2011 00:41 as a reply to  @ rolex87's post |  #7

epic bump! Thanks for the feedback guys.


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Jan 27, 2011 01:42 |  #8
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love the nature shots, although i think the water shots are exposed too long. its way to smooth for my taste, but its how you wanted to interpret it nonetheless.


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Jan 27, 2011 02:08 |  #9

With shot 5, is it just me or is that horizon not level?




  
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Jan 27, 2011 04:10 |  #10

stayhumble wrote in post #11723058 (external link)
love the nature shots, although i think the water shots are exposed too long. its way to smooth for my taste, but its how you wanted to interpret it nonetheless.

Thanks for the feedback. It was my first time messing around with long exposure with water, I agree it's a bit much.

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With shot 5, is it just me or is that horizon not level?

Good catch. It's a bit off.


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Jan 27, 2011 16:56 as a reply to  @ MaxSteel's post |  #11

Nothing wrong with going for the silky water look... The composition is good, but you'd probably do well to crop the partial rock off the bottom edge of the frame. Unfortunately, you've got severely blown highlights in the back, and the water is blown as well.


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Jan 28, 2011 10:24 |  #12

1. Not bad for a skelton
2 Cute, but I would have moved him a little more toward the bottom of the frame. Too much rock in the way.
3. Beautiful red wing black bird.
4. Beautiful landscape. Although I think I would have moved the camera down a little bit to include more of the water and less sky. Also watch out on your left side. The rock is sticking out. Either moved the camera more to the left to include more rock or moved to the right to not include rock at all.
5. I like the lower half of the water, but not the upper half. Too over exposed.
6. Beautiful, but I would have included a little more field and less sky.


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Jan 28, 2011 11:41 as a reply to  @ post 11731091 |  #13

I love the ones of half dome and the brook


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Jan 28, 2011 12:02 |  #14

#7 FTW...would've been even more awesome had you shot it in the early AM or PM, I think!


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