Complete Newbie - A few photos

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  1. PSU_Redhead

    PSU_Redhead TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum, and a complete newbie to taking photos. I just got a Nikon D90 and I'm trying to learn how to use it to its full capability. DH and I recently went on a trip to Arizona, so I figured I'd post a few of my favorites from the trip here (I hope I'm posting them correctly?). No PP on any of them - I'm not very familiar w/ PS, and I'd like to work on photography before I try to learn PS. I'm looking for all suggestions for improvement - so all comments are welcome :p

    1. The red rocks of Sedona
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    2. The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ
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    3. Sunset in Sedona
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    4. This little guy & a few of his friends walked right up to us at the Grand Canyon and decided to camp out in the middle of the trail!
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    I like them all. #2 the most, I just like the color of the sky. I also like the silhouette of the tree in #3. Good job...keeping shooting. I'm new also so I can't provide too much critique.
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    good stuff.
    get your self Magic Lantern DVD or Book for D90. It'll be a GREAT help in getting to know your camera (book is more thorough).
     
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    I'm new too and know nothing, but it is my opinion that the vivid sky makes the rocks look washed out. So it feels kind of out of balance to me.
    I love the sunset.
    Good catch on the animal.
     
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    I particularly like how the sky is coming out in your pictures. I would increase the saturation and contrast to the actual rocky parts (can be done with layer masks in PS) to make them pop more.
     
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    Did you use a CPL to get those skies?

    I like something about each of them. Not bad at all for your just learning...

    You're doing good at composing your shots.
     
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    Yes, I did use a CPL. And thanks for the feedback, everyone. Keep it coming! :)
     
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    Oh my! Look at the blue blue sky!
     

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