First Hints of Spring

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  1. rachell

    rachell TPF Noob!

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    Hi All! I'm very new to photography and am still trying to learn the difference between a 'good' photo, and a 'great' one. How would you classify the following photos? What would have made them better? (And don't hesitate to critique -- having been in the creative industry for over 10 years, I have a very thick skin ;)

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  2. mcoppadge

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    Hey! Welcome to the forum.

    As per your request, I would say 1, 3, and 4 have the potential to be "great" photos, and all are good. Mess around with the tones and constrast a bit and see what you get. If all else fails, convert to B&W and see what you can do with that.

    Too bad you missed the "Lines" photo contest. Number 1 would've made a good entry. ;)
     
  3. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    welcome rachell:D
    nice shots overall. I like the first but find the whites to be blown out...like the low-point perspective.
    Like the softness of the second and the compo is pretty good. I Think I would have lowered the camera a bit to include some more FG.
    3 and 4 are well composed shots...tiny bit more contrast in #4 would pop it...otherwise these two shots are great. :D
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hallo rachell, and welcome to ThePhotoForum!
    Are these scanned prints? They look like it (which is nothing bad at all!, by no means!).
    The first looks a tad overexposed, like Jon is saying here, the white of the snow is blown out (no more texture to be seen, really shining) and all in all I find that photo quite blue.
    I also agree with Jon on the foreground in 2 and I like the last two ... all in all I like all four of these, and am now wondering where these were taken!?!?!?
     
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    nice series, rachel, i am also getting the impression they are scanned in, just from the blue discoloring at the top of the first image...

    #2 doesn't really do much for me (just personal taste, i'm not an expert by any means) but i really like #1 and the last two, they are well composed. i really enjoy that huge tree, it really makes the photo...

    of these i think i like #3 and #4 the best... :thumbup:

    B&W might be fun as mycoppadge suggested...

    oh & welcome to TPF!
     
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    The comments above cover anything I'd have to say, but I wanted to add: Welcome to the forum! Nice pictures of wine country. Where were they taken?
     
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    Thanks so much for your critiques! The pictures were taken at Sweet Cheeks Winery in Crow, Oregon using my digital Canon.

    And although I labeled it 'First Hints of Spring', in actuality it was the first snow we had all year -- and this on March 9th! Our little 'snow storm' only lasted two days so I dropped everything I was doing to run out and take some 'snow in the vineyard' shots.
     

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