First week on a DSLR

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  1. Brad06ag

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    I thought I would share some of my first pics with my first DSLR (point and shooter before this)

    Nikon D50 18-55mmf/3.5-5.6G (kit lens)

    I've had the camera bug for a while and a guy at work was upgrading from this very lightly used camera, so I got it for a steal. Now to work on taking better quality photos.

    Here are some pics from my first week with the camera.

    1. Sunset off the coast. (needs to be rotated slightly)
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    2. Looking out from a waterfall
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    3. Orchid
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    4. What are you looking at?
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    5. Playing with light.
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    Those are really good! the color and composition are great. The last one is my favorite..
     
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    the waterfall is my favorite.
     
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    I really like the repetition in #3, and althought the bokeh isn't of great quality, it still really looks good.

    #1 needs to have a reaon to be tilted ... or it needs to be made straight :D. I love the contrast in that one.

    I feel that #4 is out of focus and slightly overexposed. Parots are cool, but that's not my favourite shot.

    #5 looks almost too good to be true. Did you stage that? Be honest! It looks fantastic. It's got a beauty-in-desolation thing going on that I like.
     
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    It is staged. The picture was taken in my apartment with no backdrop, and an LED flashlight as a light source so the flower was the only thing with light. The flower is from a retention resevoir near my place (in mid January, go figure).

    I agree #1 needs to be straightened, thats what I meant by the "needs to be rotated slightly" comment on before the picture. I guess saying that it needs to be straightened would have be a more clear description.

    Thanks for the critiques! I appreciate them.
     
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    In my opinion, your fifth picture is the best of the bunch!
     
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    love the lighting of #5. however, all the pictures are great.
     
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    You are off to a great start! I really like both flower shots!
     
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    These are definitely good for a start! I like the last shot.
     
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    the last shot is amazing!
     
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    I can't believe you've only shot with a DLSR for one week!
     
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    2 and 5 are my faves
     

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