Hello, Would love a critique.

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  1. jeff000

    jeff000 TPF Noob!

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    Hello, I'm new here, but no photography, just new to non model photography.
    While on Vacation I took a few pictures, and I think they turned out alright, but I don't fully understand composition without models.

    So please critique away.


    Some turn sign that has been shot up on an old road that goes to a pretty little lake. The smoke in the background is from the Kelowna fires
    1. [​IMG]


    And this is a some Motorhome that was vandalized just a bit farther up the road as the sign.
    2. [​IMG]


    Here is the pretty lake, I think it was called Beaver lake, although no beavers were spotted. Altitude 4600'.
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    And here is the smoke dipping into the valley over Vernon one night.
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    These are all un-edited, not sure how to edit photos like this.
    All were shot with my D80 and 18-200
    And thanks in advance :)
     
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    BoostedHoo TPF Noob!

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    cool pics.
    #1 i wish you hadn't clipped the sign on top
    other than that they are very good shots imo
    little pp would bring out the colors but i like them as they are now also
     
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    A graduated filter is a nice tool for landscapes. Especially for shots like 3 and 4. With the filter, you could have used a bit longer shutter speed to brighten up the foreground in # 4, at the same time your blue sky would expose nicely.

    I think the tree in #1 is way too distracting. And I agree that you shouldn't have clipped the sign. :)

    Dan
     
  4. jeff000

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    I took a few of the sign and clipped it on all of them :( I am not sure how though, I am sure I had the whole sign in the view finder though.

    I do have this slightly different one of the sign though.

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    How is this one?


    A graduated filter is something I will need to look into, I wish I had my polarized filter at least. Might have to toy around in PS and see if I can make them a bit better here.
     
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    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Second sign way better over all. Better composition, exposure, color you name it.
     
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    i agree with camz.
    great pic overall
     

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