Looking for opinions on a few photos....

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  1. Dominantly

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    Thanks for stopping by.
    I went to the beach today and brought my camera along to see what I could get "inspired by". I had a few things I tried out, but I'm not sure how I feel about them. SO I thought I would post them up to see what others thought.

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    First time trying to capture strangers..
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    While I was taking photos, my wife was collecting shells. She found this little guy with his tongue out, about to dig down. I just wanted the finger, and the reflections to be apparent with the mini clam.
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    I wanted to get a little Bokeh in there. Sun drenched hand with a little life on it.
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    Tried out a little HDR.
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    Again, little more water this time
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    Bird.
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    Thanks..:thumbup:
     
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    what impresed me more are the hdrs and the first one. the first one is good. the hdrs are interesting but i think a little over the top... but that is my opinion... dunno, never tried hdr.
     
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    I think Number 6 has brilliant composition. I really like it. The parallel lines of the waves matching the flowing plummage. Good use of 1/3rds. :thumbup:

    Number 1 I think could do with cropping out some of the foreground - but these are just opinions not really c&c.
     
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    the water pic could tell it was edited .. hdr if im correct lol
     
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    The OP said it was HDR above the pic.
     
  6. Dominantly

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed #6, I was trying to time it just right and took quite a few takes before I had the water/line that I wanted.



    As for the HDR's, my goal was to show how the clouds were reflecting on the sand after the waves pulled back. Plus I was shooting into the sun and wanted detail to show.
     
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    Stunning.. Just stunning.:hail:
     
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    I like the first one the best. then the last one. The hdr photos arent the worst ive seen, but maybe try a little "less" if you catch my drift. HDR can be very classy and hard to spot of done correctly. Keep it up, you got a good eye.
     
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    Thank you.
    I think there is a fine line with HDR shots, not necessarily that it makes the photo bad, but sort of takes it from a photo, to a computer generated surreal image. I think they both have their place, and can both be fun, you just have to be specific on your intention.

    With the HDR's I did, I was trying to keep it somewhat toned down, but I do know that I did turn up the saturation a bit once I saw what was happening with the sky and water.. I couldn't help myself; I love blue.... :lol:
     
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    1st and last for sure! all of them are great but the HDR looks a bit over done in my opinion. LOVE the first one though!


    Nice work!
     
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    Really nice shots. i like the 3rd one little one with tongue out.
     
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    I like the first one, i.e. incorporating at least one subject into what's more or less a landscape shot - I find that a lot more interesting than landscapes with no human element, which has been done so much they all just start to look the same.

    I'm not a fan of HDR unless it literally looks like it had no HDR done to it but that's just me...
     
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