In the mountains. Critique please.

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  1. robert4818

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    I went into the mountains today and snapped quite a few pics. Here's a random sampling :) What do you thinK?

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    nothing?
     
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    3 is gonna do it for me. 1 and 2, sky is blown out. From 3 down are ok.

    welcome to the boards though, get used to a lot of looking and no comments. You are not the only one to feel that way.
     
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    these are all pretty good shots, just the 1 and 2 have a blown out sky

    but the one that wins me is 6, i like the continuous mountains covered in snow and trees
    looks awesome =P

    my advice is to wait until sunset to take these kind of shots, and aim at mountains from high up, as with 6, as often as you can
    it adds a more interesting picture with more vivid colors and the sky would actually add to the picture, instead of taking away from it

    were u using a DSLR and what kind?
    also were u using a tripod?
     
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    I'm using a Canon Rebel XT. Defalut lens. No tripod, on alot of the shots, as we were on a small narrow winding road for the last half of the pictures and had to get out take pictures, and then get back in.

    I plan on trying to get some danw/sunset pictures, but I have to have some good timing and weather to get up there.

    5 and six were the hardest ones for me to get as the sun was directly over the mountains and blowing out the sky. I had to take the exposure down in PP on 5 in order to even get the mountains in the background to show up with some clouds above it.

    Thanks for the critique.
     
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    ok so yea 3 is just amazing. I agree with the other posts about the sky being way too blown out, I would also like to see some more color, a bluer sky, in some of the other ones that have less of it. The ones of the boards/bridges are good but they're taken at a bad time. You can see that they are lighted up by the sun and I think they would look much better in b&w or during a haze/gloomy weather. But overall nice shots, beautiful area! I would love to hike there!
     
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    Oops, I meant to say 4 is amazing, I really like it. 3 is by far your best landscape shot out of this group, even though I would like to see more snow but it is very nicely situated.
     
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    Nice. I like #3
     
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    try a polarizing filter for these kind of shots

    it will help with the sky as well as adding deep, rich color to the picture
    does wonders for landscapes =P
     

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