First batch of pics!

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  1. 5ubz3r0

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    Hi Everyone!

    For Christmas I got a Nikon D5000 as I'm looking to start photography as a hobby and hopfully somthing more if it all pans out! Here is 1 Pic I took on Christmas day...I did take more but will load them later after I filter through them. Please let me know what you think! Thank you in advance!

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    This is one of my cat. I was just in my room playing with the settings. sorry for the clutter in the background!

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    Here is the pic as requested, I also played with the contrast and saturation a little in Lightroom - let me know if it's an improvement!
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    I'm a little dissapointed with the hand on this shot. Upon looking at the picture closely there is a blur. How can I remove this? Apart from quicker shuter speeds! Can I use a sharpening tool in Photoshop? Or Lightroom ?
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    I like the concept. Imo I think it could have done without the lamp post. Maybe crop a little off the sky, and crop the lamp post to see what it does for it.
     
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    I'm playing with a few pics in lightroom now. I haven't touched this one but will work on it in two versions.

    1. Will keep the post - I seem to like this picture with the post.
    2. Without the post and crop as recommended.

    I will also work on making the contrast a little better and smoother. Wish me luck! Will upload another in the next 5 mins.
     
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    This shot doesn't really do anything for me, personally. General rules of thumb would tell you to straighten the horizon. I know rules are meant to be broken sometimes but your crooked horizon in this shot just distracts me. I agree with mom2eight. I think that because you got both the lamp and the bench in the same shot that you were left with too much open space. Perhaps a shot of just the bench from closer would work better. Or a different angle to reduce how much open space is in the frame. One last nitpicky thing. I probably would have cleared everything of the bench. Unless it is a very weird design then there are some items on the bench that block the light coming through the back.

    Keep at it and have fun with photography.
     
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    Hi Gfreg,

    The bench is actually based on a hill! I don't know who would but a bench on a sloped hill but there it was!

    In regards to the objects on the bench. It is a memorial bench and they are flowers to whom has passed away. I like the big bunch on the left in the pic but I know what you mean about the item closest to me, it would of been nicer to let the light through. :)

    Thanks for you input! More welcome!
     
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    I like the colors in the edit on the bench. I know you wont be able to edit this but perhaps if you can do a reshoot get even closer to the bench. Since it is a memorial bench ignore my previous suggestion of removing the items sitting on it. :lol: It would be nice to get a close up of the flowers and other items.

    I saw your other thread about the hand. You got some good advice so I won't go into that here.

    Cute cat, and funny capture.
     
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    Thank you,

    Next time I am up there, I will be sure to take a close up.

    Thanks for the comment on the cat. What do you say about the exposure on it?
     

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