Beginner - Saying hi and requesting C&C

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  1. mosu84

    mosu84 TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone, I'm brand new to photography (and, of course, the forums) and just got my D40 about 2 weeks ago. Been trying to shoot everything in sight on manual mode, but haven't been having a ton of success. Here's what I thought was one of the better shots. All comments welcome.

    f/9, ISO 200, 1/400s -- do the lampposts hurt the shot?

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    Nice shot and welcome to TPF!! Since everything is static in this shot..it looks like you should have been able to shoot with ISO 100. Any reason you decided to shoot at ISO 200?
     
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    Hi, thank you. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the D40 does not have ISO 100. I can't find it if it does.
     
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    I think you are right..I remember hearing about something similar now that you mention it.
     
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    yeah the d40 only goes to iso200 i wish it went to 100 or 50 but to bad
     
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    There really wouldn't be a discernable (unless you are a Pixel Peeper) difference between 200 and 100 in this situation.
     
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    No, but I think the bridge does.:blushing:
     
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    Thanks. Should I have tried a higher elevation to get the bridge lower in the shot, or is the bridge just a total distraction?
     
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    I think it's just a distraction, period. Not only is the angle wrong, but it just doesn't seem to fit with the newer buildings and shore front. Maybe with evening light, I don't know.

    Remember, it's only an opinion. If you like it, that's all that matters.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    I like the shot. What is "static" ? I dont see it.
     
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    I believe he means motionless, including the river which is frozen
     

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