beach pics from oregon,C&C plz

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  1. aramator

    aramator TPF Noob!

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    these are some pic's i took in seaside and canon beach in oregon last year in september i think. tell me what i could fix and maybe do different next time. if any of you ever get the chance to go to oregon it is very photo friendly, hit me up and i can give you some good places to go, i have been all over oregon, and the west coast for that matter.thx

    all of these are pre-aftermarket glass, all shot with the kit lens on the xti. not bad i think.

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You're right, not bad. Not bad at all. I'll put forth a few suggestions and recommendations.

    1. A nice scene, well exposed with good composition, but a somewhat skewed perspective, due, I believe to you're being low to the ground and shooting up. This can be corrected in post, and would much improve the image.

    2. Technically a good image, but lacking a distinct subject upon which the eye can focus.

    3. Good exposure on the foreground, but rather dark along the row of houses. Perhaps a levels/curves tweak to brighten this area up a little.

    4. Nice, moody image, but slightly under-exposed.

    5. Very nice, well done. Some will say that there's too much sky, but rather think that it adds to the sense of space.

    6. Another nice capture, but I think this one might have been even better if you had waited just a couple of more minutes until there was less direct sun. Still well done; it could however stand a crop, the upper sky and LH edge of this one contribute little.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.

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  3. toofpaste

    toofpaste TPF Noob!

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    I tried to fix #4

    Sorry in advance if you dont like it lol


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    I like 'em all, the last one and the close up of the wheat the best though... I like the changes on the updated post better than the original though... sorry I can't offer anything to make 'em better... they look well done to me.
     
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    Yea, agree with computer Generated, in that the wheat shot is my personal favourite.

    Shows how you can make a fantastic shot from something unspectacular.

    Very very impressive to me.
     
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    1. was at 18mm on the kit lens, which dosent really help the angle but i really know what you are saying.

    2. i was trying to make the forground the focal point, the driftwood and grass. how could i fix that?

    3. this one and #6 are my personal favorites. i probably could lighten up the houses like tirediron said.

    4. i was trying to go for a darker mood of the coastal environment but i am always a fan of the warmer images.

    5. i kept alot of the clouds in there for the effect of a comming storm and darker mood, with the boy not even caring of what was comming.

    6. i like this one becuase of the couple standing on the beach wathing the sunset, it was the only chance i had to capture that image. though i can see what you meen by it being to much light.

    thanks for the c&c it is always appreciated.:)
     
  7. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    With the exception of #3 I think you got too much sky.
     

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