Been a While C&C

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Ins3rtNam3H3r3, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Ins3rtNam3H3r3

    Ins3rtNam3H3r3 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aventura, Florida
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've been doing a lot of other things and haven't had a lot of time to photograph, but here are some of my most recent shots:

    1.
    [​IMG]
    2.
    [​IMG]
    3.
    [​IMG]
    4.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. chemqueen

    chemqueen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I love the parrot and the lily pad. Only thing I find distracting is the plant in front of the tree stump that is out of focus; it kinda messes with my eyes.
     
  3. docphotog

    docphotog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I like the stump, I think it's a pretty cool subject but it's underexposed and the framing could be improved. either way nice shots!
     
  4. Kerplunq

    Kerplunq TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I really like the Lily Pad shot.
     
  5. g-fi

    g-fi TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    #2 and #3 are my favs, but I think a more off center crop of #3 might make it even more interesting. The OOF plant I didn't notice until I read the CC about it lol. I think there is a much more interesting picture lurking in #3 if you play with the cropping and contrast a little.

    Now I want one of those stumps!
     
  6. Randall Ellis

    Randall Ellis TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    #1 I like the idea and the composition - offset rather than centered works well here. Given that you have worked to remove the background with the use of a white material, I would suggest that there needs to be far more depth of field. All of the blueberries should be sharp, in my opinion.

    #2 Head on compresses a subject and flattens it, removing the sense of depth. In this case I can imagine that it would be difficult to get down at water level to get a shot with more depth, but I think that the point of view works against the subject by flattening it.

    3# The subject is very cool - nice find! I love faces in natural materials, whether man-made of naturally occurring. Including the background gives us a good sense of place, but I don't think that this subject needs that. In addition, the line of the tall weeds and the tree line bound the subject and prevent any of the background from contributing anything positive. A tighter crop showing the face would allow the viewer to take in just the subject without any distracting background. In my mind I'm picturing a very close-up shot where the edges of the stump are outside the frame, perhaps from an angle. Just the same I like this one.

    #4 It's tough to say on this monitor, but it looks like the focus might have hit the shoulder of the bird rather than the eye. In my experience having the eye in focus is vital, even if the rest of the critter is soft, as long as the eye is sharp it comes across much stronger.

    Neat stuff just the same - thanks for sharing these...

    - Randy
     
  7. Samanax

    Samanax TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2,562
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kaneohe, Oahu
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The stump is really interesting...try getting up close and fill the frame with it next time. Has a lot of potential. Do you have strobist gear?
     
  8. Ins3rtNam3H3r3

    Ins3rtNam3H3r3 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aventura, Florida
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for all of the comments. Samanax, unfortunately at the current time all I have is the pop-up flash in the camera.
     

Share This Page