I think I'm getting better....maybe. C&C please

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  1. Digital Dustin

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    This is at the Valley of Temples on Oahu, pretty amazing. Please be as honest as possible.
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    1. First image doesn't do much for me...just don't find it that interesting.

    2. The second image is better. I like the clarity of the image but not the composition. Seems too tight to the temple on the left, I don't like how the temple has an upward tilt to the right, a little too much water in the foreground and the blown out sky is competing for attention with the temple. A tighter crop might work better. Colors could use a little more saturation brightness.
     
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    thank you for the critique, is this any better?

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    I personally think that looks much better! Less water made a world of difference in my opinion.
     
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    I like the second one. The first image looks a little crooked to me? plus it seems to lack enough contrast. And sorry just doesn't have anything to draw you into it.

    I like the edit on the second one as well. Reflections are typically a good thing, just didn't work in the original you posted.
     
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    They are both nice! good jorb!
     
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    I really like the 2nd one. I agree with Samanax except, I'd like to see it in a bit wider angle shot, show the surroundings, kinda put the temple into context of terrain. I personally think cropping so tight leaves a boring image, where if you zoom out and get a little wider, I want to know where the is coming from and going. As well as where the mountain ridge behind it takes you. But very nice.
     
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    #2 is a great shot. I prefer ther original edit, personally.
     
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    I like the water there, but I agree that the sky is a bit too much.
     
  10. Digital Dustin

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    early in my photography education I am struggling with the blown out skies. I've heard you have to meter on the sky but it still shows all blown out in the pick. That will be a big hurdle for me whenever I'm able to do it.
     
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    I like the unedited version of your 2nd picture best, but I'm not very qualified to give C&C. I did wonder, however, how you post photos with black frames around them? My noobieness is showing.
     
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    I like the first one the best, but would have preferred to see maybe more of a straight on, wider angle shot. love the contrasting colors, and its a super crisp image. Good job! :thumbup:
     

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