First Photo C&C

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  1. Darkhunter139

    Darkhunter139 TPF Noob!

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    Here is the first picture I took with my Nikon D40. I really dont know what I am doing yet just wanted to see what you guys thought of my first few pics.

    Dont hold back I can take it :lol:

    Thanks in advance

    f/5.6
    Exposure time: 1/250 sec
    ISO - 800

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    f/5.6
    exposure time 1/400 sec
    ISO - 400

    I was messing around with this one in photoshop but lost the original photo due to my memory card breaking, so this is all I have left.

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    I would have liked #1 better without the shed, the trees in background are quite nice with the snow. #2 needs a little more exposure, and a little more in the background, otherwise nice start.
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Neither do anything for me. I think the second would benefit from a bit less dead space over there on the left. Go in a little closer and it should enhance the shot. GL
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    I like number 2, not a HUGE fan of selective colors, but still, not bad, as for number 1, i dont like it TBH
     
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    I could have done more with number 2 if I still had the original pic.

    Thanks for the comments guys, and I agree the shed ruins number 1
     
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    I like number 1. Yeah not the best compostion and most interesting subject but the exposure looks good. Keep at it
     
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    Where are you located at w/ all of that crazy snow? We don't get much of that down here in florida :lol:
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    I actually opened up my window and shot it of there so I really did not have much room to work. I did not want to bring my camera outside while it was snowing :)

    I live in South East PA about an hour outside of Philadelphia we only got about 2 inches but it was snowing pretty good for a while there haha.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    #2 would work better cropped to portrait orientation.
     
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    I like the first shot better than the second. Under the conditions, you had gotten pretty good clarity. Feels like you should the shed filling less of the frame (by shooting a wider angle or backing up). It does have the desired effect of making me react... I shivered!! (Partly because it's so cold here and that seeing snow sub-consciously brings that out)

    Agree. When the background is that blurry, use less of it. Maybe play around with it a little for more colour saturation to bring out the red. Maybe a bit more contrast too or otherwise.
     

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