First time C+C, be gentle

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  1. Heretotherephoto

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    Thought it was time to be courageous. I have been working with the GIMP editing software on curves and saturation a little as well as cropping some for composition. Any advice is appreciated.


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    These are some from the last few weeks. Not a lot of editing just enough to get it to where I pictured it when I took it.
     
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    I don't see any pictures. ?? Am i missing something?
     
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    uuummmmmmmmm:confused:

    Thought I got em in there. That's weird.
     
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    Anyone else having trouble seeing these? If so any tips how to get them up?
     
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    not sure why. i can copy/paste and get them to show up but they are pretty low res in the linky. try another host?
     
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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They are WAY over-exposed....I mean I can't see them either! :lmao:
     
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    okay will try them again.

    Thanks.
     
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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Looks like you're using Pbase to upload your photos (I viewed the source code). Don't you have your own website? If so, why not put a folder in your '/images/' folder called 'posting' or something like that. Then you don't have to worry about Pbase problems?
     
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    Okay they are on my site now although not visible to visitors yet. Generally I get them onto Pbase or Flickr first just because its quicker but I guess they have to be on the site to do this.
     
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    there we go! i like #3!
     
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    HeretoThere...in terms of concept I think they're all great. However, I do think #'s 2 and 3 need to be a little bit brighter. They look underexposed to me, especially the bird's face =)
     
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    #1 - leading lines lead you into the frame and to the right to... nothing. The in-focus part is the darker part of the image. The eye is drawn, naturally, toward the lighter part of the image and you're helping them there, not the opposite direction which I think was the intention. That being the exception, the tones are quite pleasant and a good range. I would personally make it more contrasty but that's an artistic choice.

    #2 - Interesting eye for the abstract and the patterns. Might have been a shot to take with a much wider DOF. Also, it's underexposed.

    #3 - Needs a small amount of color correction. You'll retain the blue but the blue on the snow should be lost a bit. Probably just a small temp hike in a post-processing program. Good isolation of the subject. The background is blurred but not busy. Also nice use of angles in setting up the subject.
     

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