Kiwi sunrise

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Well, last night I decided to get up at 5 am to catch the sunrise. But I totally forgot that daylights savings was today and I woke up at 4 am. "D'oh!!!" Anyways, here are a couple of pics.

    I am least impressed with the first - just very cliched, but since this thread is actually called kiwi sunrise, I didn't want to disapoint.
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    Second though it was taken with a tripod, suffered from a bit of camera shake (hard to tell in smaller version) but I liked the 'smooth water' look.
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    Last one is the one I want you guys to look at, what do you think of this wheelbarrow? I had to use my tripod as a monopod because the incline was soo steep.
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    Any comments/critiques/suggestions are welcome as always!
     
  2. Harpper

    Harpper TPF Noob!

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    :lol: Well, the pictures were worth it! The first two are amazing. Your second is my favorite because of the composition and color tones. The smooth water you mentioned is also a nice touch. Damm vonnagy you have to stop making us look bad with your great pictures...well, at least stop making me look bad. :wink: There are too many good photographers on this forum...

    Your last one I'm still undecided about. There's definitely a story there but I don't know if the composition is telling me anything. I don't know what you tell you von. Maybe try it as a macro? :scratch:
     
  3. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    wonderful! I'm a big fan of #2 as well, but I'll have to pick #3 as my favorite! I love it when I find old stuff like that. Makes for an interesting picture. Great job! :D
     
  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice work Mark. Love the smooth water looks in #2, but the foreground IMO look to bright it keep drawing my eyes to it

    #1 is preface as is
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Really like that second one...great shot.
    That last one bothers me somewhat.....I can only assume a drunken road worker ran his vehicle off the road.
     
  6. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Lol, I was undecided about number thats why i posted it. Aggie pointed out why i love it, its was sort of a surprised by it and I thought the lighting on it was cool. Mr. Sid, you are probably not too wrong about the drunk worker. Harpper I think I will go for a macro on this one next time.

    When I look at it now, the subject is a bit obscured by the small tree in front and it kinda divides up the picture :? anyways, I am beginning to see ways I can get this shot to work next time i'm around it, but of course any further suggestions would be valuable!
     
  7. manda

    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    i like the framing of the 1st

    the water in the 2nd os divine.

    lovely as always Mark :)
     
  8. manda

    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    and as i was just saying to you..the 3rd has character, but id be interested to see it black and white.
     
  9. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Manda, i redid this as a duotone, i seem to like it better now. My eyes are hurting though so i'll have another look at this 2morrow :) thanks for the suggestion :)

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  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No.
    I say "no" to #3 in b+w (or duotone for that matter).
    Apart from the fact that my first thought was "Now, WHO may have thrown this wheelbarrow away like this?" I much like the colours (read carefully: COLOURS!) that the early sun is giving this picture. You hardly ever get as intense colours as you do with a very slanting sun. This is what I like - MUCH!

    I like #2, too, but would have wished for the flash to be put out, so it would not illumunate the trunk in the foreground.

    Daylight saving has stopped THIS weekend in New Zealand? We only go to daylight saving (thus losing one hour during the night) next weekend!

    I admire you for getting up extra early for your photography. I always TELL myself that I OUGHT to do this... but don't... :(

    And I must second what Harpper says: sooo many good photos out here, they DWARF me...
     
  11. karissa

    karissa The Untitled

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    Ok, so I'm going to go against the grain of everyone. I really like the 1st one. I love the composition with the tree framing the sun set. It is my favorite.

    The second one bothers me because the top of the ball of leaves at the end of the one branch gets cut off. The colors are nice however.

    The third one is confusing and busy to me but the colors are so vivid. I'm jealous.
     
  12. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

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    I like the first one, also. I think it has the most potential of the three. If it were me, I'd get a bit brutal with the cropping.

    - You don't need that much of the branch to make an effective frame, so I'd crop off two-thirds of it from the top.

    - The left side of the image doesn't have much in it. I'd come in to just before where the dark part of the swell starts at the bottom of the image. This will trim off that bit of branch that is now floating in space because of the top crop. This will also be just before where the larger hang-down of the branch starts.

    - Come in on the right some to put the sun off-center. Maybe just to the left of where the branch straightens out to horizontal. There isn't much on that side of the image either, so a little cropping won't lose anything.

    Doing this will put the emphasis on the sunlight and the swell and will give you a very strong image. The line of the swell leads into the line of the sun's reflection which leads to the sun, but right now, the branch has all the power.
     

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