How Do These Look?

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  1. Skedaddle

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    It has been overcast and raining off and on the past couple of days so I took some photos when I could. How do these look? Does it look like I'm improving at all from my other photos? Also this time I took the plunge and took these using the manual setting for the first time. I haven't edited the photos at all but I will if needed.

    (1) Walkway leading down to the pond.

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    (2) A Mockingbird

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    (3) Thought this was an interesting shot.

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    (4) He was upset that he had to wait for the batteries to recharge before playing with the remote control cars.

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    I love #3 with the wheel, very awsome picture, i think also if you tweaked the colors a tad in photoshop to sharpen them the reflection of the wheel in the water could just pop!! Try downloading Adobe lightroom's free trial, i just recently got it, and so far im really loving it!
     
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    #1: Doesn't look level, and I'm not so sure about the composition with respect to the trees. I like the path and the pond, but something doesn't feel right.

    #2: A good photo, but the bird blends in with the roof :(

    #3: Love it. But I'd like to see how it would look with just the wheel and the wall.

    #4: :p I know how he feels.

    They're sharp and crisp. I'm still struggling with my manual settings, but I think I'm getting there.

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    A good trick to use with shots like #1 with the path is to get down low, even to the point of placing the camera on the ground. That way you will get more of a leading line. As it stands right now, it looks as if you took the shot from eye level standing up, which never offers an interesting composition.
     
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    I tried to make it so the grey thing was hidden behind the grass in photo #3 but the grass wasn't thick or tall enough. Is there a way to photoshop it out? I would love to get rid of the grey thing. As for photo #4 I have another one where the sidewalk is off to the side more, I'll post that one and see if it looks better.

    Thank you for your comments. :)
     
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    Here is the another shot of the walkway to the pond.

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    Number three is my favorite I like the composition. Maybe if you increased the contrast just a little bit it would work better. Looks good.

    cheers
     
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    Thank you. :)
     
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    I really like #3. Good stuff!
     
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    You could try to clone it out, but it may look obvious that you did it. Or you could just crop the top part out of your image.

    I like the portrait...the others don't do much for me. In the second image of the path the horizon is really tilted...you should fix that.
     
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    Ok I'll try to fix that. Thanks for the comments.
     
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    Getting better :thumbup:
     

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