First real pic with my D40 C&C?

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  1. cosmoepic

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    was wondering thoughts on this, im very new to DSLR as im sure some of you know, and shot this from the hydraulic cables on a tractor

    focus, DOF, and composition look ok?
    [​IMG]
     
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    I like the composition, but i like tractors too. The background looks a bit bright, maybe strong sun. Certainly a good first picture.
     
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    yeah the sun is DEF out today thanks
     
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    i just tried cropping some of the left side out and warmed it up a bit whch seems to make the contrast look a bit better as the paint on th tractor has faded so the yellow is a bit washed out, imho...hope you dont mind...
    what tractor is it btw?
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    if you look up my HDR photo on here i did one of, its like a backho thing thats been at my parents house
     
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    Are these shot specs correct?

    Aperture - f/4.2
    Shutter Speed - 1/25
    ISO - 200
    Focal Length - 30mm

    That shutter speeds seems awful slow for a sunny day. To me the image looks like it was shot under a overcast sky.

    I think the image could be sharpened up a bit. Looks like slight camera shake is making the image slighty blurry. Maybe increase the color saturation a bit.

    Not sure how I feel about the composition. Did you crop the original image?
     
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    it was very sunny the tractor was under a tree so there was a bit on shading

    yeah it was a crop just on the right side

    the original[​IMG]
     
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    i like the second pic, but maybe a little bit of saturation would help it
     
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    the one without the crop or the one puyjapin did?
     
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    have you tried using a tripod yet?
     
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    not with the D40 no im still getting used to setting it up, if there was any blur it was due to a bit of shivering i was doing while taking the shot haha its gotten quite cold here

    anyways ill get setting it up for the tripod soon and ill retake this in manual mode
     

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