a few wintery images-- want advice

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  1. Flower Child

    Flower Child TPF Noob!

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    i took these all from my yard the day before yesterday. i would like some help on how to make these better and/or which ones you guys like. i hope this is not too many photos. i couldn't pick which ones i liked the best so i just put them all on.

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    2. experimenting with some different angles on the old ford

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    7. i took this yesterday. it was really foggy out.

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    #4 is awesome! I love the composition.
     
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    I like #2 & 4 the best.
     
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    i like them except #6 whats going on there i would say the white balance is off....but the whites white...but the wood just looks odd....i dunno maybe im wrong colors just seem off....
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Photo 4 has potential, though it is not exposed right. The snow is all overexposed, it is blindingly white and has no detail left. But the idea is good. Same applies to the (same) snow on the (same) logs in 6, also totally overexposed, to the extent that shutter speed was so long that you could no longer hold the camera and the photo has camera shake.

    Camera shake is also seen in the first and fifth.

    I don't know how you work.
    If you work with the camera on AUTO, be aware of the fact that your camera strives to find a perfect middle exposure for the situation you offer it. If the context is dark (because night falls so early in the afternoons these days) and the camera registers "dark", it will expose for longer (automatically, as it is on AUTO) than you can probably handhold. Plus, if you don't clearly expose for the snow (pointing your .... whatever that point is called that measures for you ... onto the snow and going from there), the camera will try to make EVERYTHING bright enough, thus OVERexposing the white snow.

    The only two clear ones are the old Ford.
    But since I don't like car photos, those two don't speak to me.
    But they may VERY well speak to others.

    Leaves the last, and that's the one I tend to like best out of this series.
     
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    thank you very much jlykins! im glad you liked it

    thanks you also ATXshots. i appreciate it

    it was super super dark and i did so much editing on it its not even funny. thats probably why it looks weird. i tried my best to make it look right. thank you for your comment.

    thank you very much for your time and help! yes my photos are very overexposed. keep in mind im using a very cheap point n shoot and i do not have a tripod yet. i cant control the shutter speed on my camera and you are right--it was staying open for a long time. i had a HECK of a time keeping it steady too. hahaha. i dont have very many settings at all on it but i am saving up right now for a d40. i will definelty remember your advice when i get that camera too.

    thanks again
     
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    I REALLY like 2,3 and 7 very much, the others I may have liked better but they make my eyes go funny not sure if it's your focus that was off or camera shake or something...
     
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    i love all of em, 5 and 6 seem OOF though
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Corinna (LaFoto) feeling more cheerful I hope
    Did you notice how the pavement @ the longitudinal cracks @ mid-lane were wet towards the crown of the road & dry towards the shoulder side? This pic tells much & could have been used in my lectures past. :wink:
     
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    thank you very much. yes, i had quite a time triyin to keep the camera steady cause i was shiverin a whole bunch haha. hince the camera shake

    okay thank you for your comment!

    we had some pretty hardcore ice on that road the day before and a girl went in the ditch right about where i took that picture
     

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