C&C Please?

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  1. Nolan

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    Earlier on this evening I saw a string of brilliant clouds looming on the horizon. Naturally I hopped on my bike, to a "lookout" on top of a derelict farm combine and took some shots.

    So what do you think? Any comments or critiques are welcome.
    Thanks in advance for the help.

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  2. Ryan L

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    Seriously a 15 minute bump??
     
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    These are nice cloud studies, but they would have gone from nice to excellent with the use of a couple of stops of graduated neutral-density filter to really enhance the detail in the sky.
     
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    I am not exactly familiar with filters, besides my polarizer... however I googled graduated neutral-density filter, and its effects on photos. Turns out your suggestion is brilliant. I think I might just go out to "Henry's" and pick one up today. Thanks!
     
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    Technically they're correct, and I think that you have done almost all what you could have done to get these framed right. Well except popping them into HDR, & maybe a tripod would have helped to satisfy pixel peepers looking at the field and trees.

    A Grad filter would have enhanced these photos, but not really that much.

    Basically, I just want to say, that the pictures lack an interesting subject.
     
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    =) Thanks for the input canosonic, I'll keep it in mind it the future. However I got a couple questions for you.

    Firstly what do you mean by pixel peppers, and them being corrected by a tripod?
    I have no idea what you mean by that.

    Secondly why do you think I put these in HDR? All I did was some levels corrections in PP. I did not shoot in HRD.
     
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    :lol: Nah, I meant that you should try HDR, not that you did it.

    Yeah, pixel peppers really deserve that name, but pixel peepers are people who zoom in like into 400% and say that the photo isn't sharp, is noisy, a.k.a. they peep on the pixels.
    F.e. lately I saw a photo on a contest and someone said this photo is out of focus:
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    It's not one of the best photos, but it's definitely not out of focus.
    Cheers
     
  8. Nolan

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    Ahhhh I see what you mean now. Thanks for the explanation. As for shooting in HDR, thats a good idea. All I need is a good tripod.
     
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    What he said...
     

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