Checking My Composure

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I was working with my other new lens, the 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS, and I wanted to share these. All shot handheld.

    Shutter: 1/30
    Aperture: F5.6
    ISO: 800
    Focal Length: 250.0 mm
    I have this in color as well, but I think the B&W is more dramatic. No Cropping

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    Shutter: 1/60
    Aperture: F5.6
    ISO: 800
    Focal Length: 250.0 mm
    I am framing shots better (I think) and this was only slightly cropped.
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    And I will throw in one abstract. I know how everyone loves abstraction.
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    silverafstang TPF Noob!

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    beautiful pictures, in the third photo is that cigar or cigarette smoke
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks!
    I'll give the 3rd away later. ;)
     
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    #2 my favorite. Beautiful job.
     
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    ditto on #2..... really nice. Post the colour version of #1. I am curious.
     
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    It's camera shake. Nice images.

    Sorry Bitter, didn't see your reply. Maybe a nitpick but do you mean composition? Nothing in the following about photography or art.

    Composure

    –noun serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity: Despite the hysteria and panic around him, he retained his composure.

    Origin:
    1590–1600; compose + -ure [​IMG]

    Synonyms:
    equability, serenity, quiet, coolness, equanimity, self-possession.


    Antonyms:
    agitation
     
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    wind in the trees
     
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    love your photos. you're right about the first shot, it is more dramatic in bw. it almost looks like a sketching. i love the other two as well. #2 is breathtaking
     
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    Nice photos! On the first one I can't decide if I like the color version best or the b/w one. Love the second. I just can't figure out that third one! I'm dying of curiosity! :)
     
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    Yes sir, indeed some nice photo's here, and such hope is given to me by these, simply because they were shot with the very same camera that I have, just a better lense, which I've known I need for a long time now.

    Anyway, nice stuff here :)
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    In my original post, the words "in color" are a link to it.


    Thanks for all the comments. You have made me feel I am indeed making some progress with composition, learning more about exposure is making me more confident too. I am really proud of #2 "The Comet". I still need to eek out a bit more sharpness though. Still a little frustrated.

    #1 As an after thought, I wish I had taken the shot with the bright bead of water more to the left of center. But I really think the composition is balanced. I think here is enough interest in the regular, orderly, repetitive lines and veins of the leaf on the left, to contrast the random pattern of water on the right. I think the Bright bead of water in the center draws your eye back towards the left. I also love that you can see dry watermarks from an earlier rain on the left. So there is a lot of subtle things going on, on one side, and the boldness on the other.

    #3 is not Trees in the wind, smoke, nor is it camera shake. :mrgreen:

    Thanks for the compliment. As for the nitpick...

    I was being clever and combining Composition and Exposure. ;)
    You know, trying to vary the "Hey! Look at these pictures!"

    paulpippin29, so far I really like this lens. It was $200 which to me , was affordable to try out a longer zoom, and give me an idea of where to go in the future.
     
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    It's valid, just an obsolete definition:

    Composure
    Com*po"sure\, n. [From Compose.]1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.]

    Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching. --Evelyn.

    The source, btw, appears to be the same you used :)

    composure definition | Dictionary.com
     

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