First time at landscaping C&C PLEASE

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  1. musiksykeo

    musiksykeo TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys.
    im pretty new to photography even tho im running with a professional level kit. however when i took this shot i did it without filters and a tripod as this is what else i need to add to my kit. im currently running with a canon 5d with a 24-105 L series lens. only filter i have is a uv.

    this shot: well anyway me and a few friends of mine introduced me to a spot called Hamilton's gap today. one of my friends is listed on here by the username of draken. anyways as i was scouting the beach area i came across this interesting rock formation. i found this shot interesting as it contrast the difference between stilled water and the mad rushing waves. also the rock formation help give in a great lead in line for the sunset. unfortunately because of no filters my sun is so over exposed and blown out. Thats the only thing i know that will make my picture look better
    anyone got any hints or tips or recommendations?
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    1st Photo: I like this picture alot, when I look at a photography I base my judgment first off the feeling I get and it gave me a good feeling. I love the footprints in the sand very nice composition. Yea the sun is a bit much and does take away but to be honest I tend to like a bright dynamic sun.

    2nd: This photo lacks any sort of focus for me. Technically I see that the distant rock formation seems a bit out of focus. Maybe a smaller aperture could have given you more depth of field.

    3rd: Again no focus to draw a good theme off of. More detail in the foreground might would have given a bit more to work with. Overall I have a ton of shots like this one because when I am in the situation and I see and event like the unfolding with my own eyes I want to share its beauty with everyone so I try to capture but often I fail.

    Keep up the shooting, good job
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    except for the first one, they seem to be underexposed. the first one is beautiful and could use a hint of saturation, IMO
     
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    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Awful. You left all the rocks laying along the shore line, the sand looks like it hasn't been touched, and whats with all them white shells all over the place!
     
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    hey musiksykeo
    how did you shoot your 1st picture? i really like it and those are types of pictures that i am interested in..
    what settings were you on? (generally)
    i can never get the color variety and its sharpness like you did.
     
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    yeeah ina ll but the first one the foreground is wayy underexposed
     
  7. musiksykeo

    musiksykeo TPF Noob!

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    Thanks k9 advice is really helpful. i guess i do need some more work with my camera and composition. i just thought it might have been an intresting post for the second image. i do know that my 3rd image is way under exposed and i think thats cause i didnt meter it properly.. stupid me. also yea the 3rd picture was just kinda to show how beautiful the scenery was but because i didn't check my camera settings before i took the shot. it was a pretty noobie mistake.

    what does IMO mean?

    ANDS I have no idea what ur trying to say to me... should i have edited the shells out of the picture?...

    hey a1 im glad u liked the picture. i like it too andi think its the best shot ive ever taken... well maybe lol. well coming of the info i think the settings were F22, 1/20 exposure with a iso of 100.
    i did do a little bit of post production on it.didnt really know what i was doing but just did a curves layer and edited out spots from having a dirty lens :(
     
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    Love the first one, second one is real nice too, just a bit underexposed. 3 is just way to dark for me, but seems like it would be a nice shot if lighter. IMO means In My Opinion.
     
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    1st one: love it.
    2nd one: like it.
    3rd one: horizon is too centered. Needs to focus on either the sky, or (preferably) the land

    That being said, still very good photos. Good work. Remember the rule of thirds.
     

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