Beginner's try at landscapes.

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  1. DemonAstroth

    DemonAstroth TPF Noob!

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    I find composition to be quite challenging when shooting open spaces. I'm pretty new to this but would definitely want to improve.

    Any CONSTRUCTIVE CC is appreciated.

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  2. TheBoombaGnome

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    Man...number 4 and 5 really pop to me. I too am pretty new to this, but the way the colors pop on them is amazing!! I like how the field of those flowers just seems to go on into the distance with just the one tree popping out. And whatever you did with number 5 to get the sky to look like that - A+!

    I'm sure thats not really what you were looking for, as it wasn't very constructive...but really good job :)
     
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    +1
     
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    #1 Nice job including those rocks in the foreground, pretty good shot. Trees on the left are kinda distracting though, would have excluded them from the shot maybe.

    #2 Would like to see less of the sky and more of the path, maybe standing more to the right, having that yellow tree more off center.

    #3 This is pretty good, you got most of the path, leading the eyes through it. Maybe would be better off being a little to the right so you can see the path right to the end and make the bench a longer line along the right frame?

    #4 Love this one, nothing wrong about it, really pops.

    #5 Excellent again. Only thing I would like is to see more of that bright cloud on the top left and have the white tree more to the right so it's a little more isolated. Plus we'd get to see more of the dead(leafless) tree right below that cloud.


    Overall very nice shots. As you can tell the only problems I saw were minor composition points, which is a good thing. You're getting your exposures and White Balance right, which isn't always easy to achieve in nature shots, especially making colors pop like in #4. Keep it up!
     
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    4 and 5 WOW:thumbup: GOOD JOB!
     
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    I am liking No.4 :)
     
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    I also do like No. 4 and 5 the best. Colours and perspecitve of No.4 are great. However, a perspecitve correction on that one to get the "horizon" of the flowers level could be nice.

    I also like the mood of No. 1, however - and the same goes for No. 3 and even more for No.2 - the composition indeed is not too exciting - agree with Fedaykin on the #2 comment.

    However - the elements and their prominence is quite good in 1 and 3. Maybe just cutting off some of the top or bottom of No.1 could help, giving it more a panoramic kind of view, because it seems like it's suffering from not really being a detail or panoramic shoot but loses itself in the tension in between those two (?).
     
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  8. Stormchase

    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    4-5 are my fave. I like the power you cought with the sky in 5.
     
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    I am not sure about #4 shot in portrait. The rules of thirds here should be observed.

    Mayb crop some of the top of this shot and see what it looks like.
     
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    I think you're trying to include too much in the frame, so every picture looks distant and unengaging. #1, for example, probably could have been improved if it was shot vertically and pointed down to include more of the rocks. You could have placed one rock in the foreground to emphasize texture and used that rock-line on the left as a leading line.

    Basically, just ask yourself what is interesting in the picture. I'm sure it was very nice to be there in person, but that experience doesn't translate to the photo. The trees on the horizon are a boring mass of black because they're so far away. The ice is boring. So what is left? Rocks. The texture. It could have been a fine example of positive and negative space if the rocks in snow were isolated.
     
  11. Tee

    Tee Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    # 4 is really nice. The colors and composition pop.

    For #2 and #5, what if you cropped a little off the top? The path in #2 loses it with so much sky above.
     
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    I like 4 the best and 2 and 5 are pretty good too. I think the others have exposure/lighting issues. Maybe would have worked better in HDR or something. Just my opinion.
     

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