Four Photos For Critique

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  1. emptypockets

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    Here are four shots I took while traveling around Iowa a week or so ago. Actually, very little editing done to them, but did tweak things a little and crop the shots some. C&C welcome...

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    Nice but in the first three the horizon splits the image. The last composition is noce but the subject is a little uninteresting.

    THey all look slightly oversharpened too?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. The unsharp mask too might not work well for these shots?
     
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    i really like the shots. a little bit plain overall but definitely nice!
     
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    Honestly? Your light is 100% completely flat, avoid mid-day shooting any expense.
     
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    These are great pictures. I would love to see the first one laying down and taking the pic at track level.
     
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    These are all pretty boring to me, nothing interesting about them. I agree with kkart, the lighting is killing you here. And JD rightfully noticed the centered horizon in the top 3.
     
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    I agree with another reader, I would lay down or lay the camera down to the tracks, try and find a section of the track with a slight "s" curve if possible, it will make the shot a bit more dramtic. Always early morning or late evening shooting. It looks like the sky in the first and third image is blown out so maybe a ND Grad or bracket your shots next time.

    I like the shot of the old barn, but it looks like a bit of a halo around part of the roof which would indicate oversharpening. I would crop out the top half of the sky, it really doesn't add to the shot and this will balance it a bit better. By itself it is not that interesting of a shot but I really think it would be a great candidate for a grungy HDR look. If you shot in RAW just reprocess two images over/underexpose and run through Photomatix.

    The third image may be a bit oversaturated, of course it could just be my monitor.
    The last image was exposed well but the subject is just not too interesting.
    Tough love!
     

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