my first cnc on 8 pics

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  1. justpeachy714

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    Hello all,
    newbie here! I would like some advice and constuctive critism about my photos- just please don't tear me a new one in the process:) I took these today from the "BIG" snow...
    - warning- i am a nature chick- so just be prepared i think it shows in my pics.
    Thanks-

    Pic1 -

    iso:800
    55 mm
    f/22
    1/250 sec.

    - looking for advice on how to take photos of water

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    pic2 -

    iso:125
    55 mm
    f/22
    1/10 sec.

    - my bf took this one, its my favorite of the water pics we took. Any suggestions or advice?

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    pic3 -

    iso:125
    46 mm
    f/22
    1/25 sec.

    - I REALLY like this picture, even though its underexposed. Thoughts or suggestions?

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    pic 4 & 5-

    - the next two started a healthy discussion between my bf and i. He likes the first because its off center and a rule of thirds- I like the second because its a little brighter and centered. which is the better pic? how could we have made both of them better?

    iso:125
    55 mm
    f/11
    1/80 sec
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    iso:125
    55 mm
    f/11
    1/80 sec
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    pic6 -

    iso:125
    18 mm
    f/18
    1/40 sec

    - Okay here is the big ? of the day. None of these photos have been edited in any way; but this one and the photo taken right after this one have image loss/darkness on the corners. Why is that? What did I do?

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    pic7 -

    iso:125
    55 mm
    f/36
    1/20 sec

    - i liked this, but still looking for advice or thoughts abou it?

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    pic8 - (last one)

    iso: 125
    34 mm
    f/11
    1/400 sec.

    - we were just playing around trying to take different shots of the snow, i thought this one was the best out of what we took- but i know it could be better....thoughts?

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    Could you from now on (and perhaps repost these) post only the actual pictures? Links are hard to follow and maybe people will not. Just hit 'insert image' and paste in the url and the picture will appear. Thanks.
     
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    justpeachy714 TPF Noob!

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    I have uploaded them to flicker and the only url i can get for the link is

    Snow Day Jan 2010 (1 of 8) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    as you can see the insert image = x box. that is not the original picture i promise:sexywink:

    if you know how to do this, please let me know, Thanks
     
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    click the 'view all sizes' button on flickr, then right click on the image and hit 'copy image location' then paste that into the 'insert image' box in the message typing box here.
     
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    thanks got it fixed. you can now see the photos! yay.
     
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    If you want to capture the water as if it's frozen hanging in the air, you would need to use a faster shutter speed which could be difficult shooting in the shade. I would suggest practicing with a cup of water in the sunshine.

    As for three, leave the shutter open a bit longer. You'll need a tripod for this. If you don't already have one, you should pick one up, it's worth having one anyway especially if you plan to keep taking photographs.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    If you want more in-depth C&C, try to put fewer images into a thread...one or two.
     
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    thanks guys,
    i wanted to use fewer pictures by creating multiple threads... but the bf suggested to go ahead with the 8. bf knows best....NOT! :lol:

    I do have a tripod, but i didn't think to bring it with me on the walk. Now i know better! thanks.
     
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    I like how you were able to get close up on the pine cone and get the background blur. I'm a newbie as well and haven't been able to acheive that look at 55mm like you have.
     
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    The snow in the first two is overexposed, if you could find an angle where everything is about the same light, it will turn out better.

    On the pine cone, I like the first one for its positioning, but the second for its brightness and clarity.

    I like # seven, but it could be straightened.

    Last one's pretty good. Maybe change the positioning a little and brighten it.
     
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    thanks:)
    i will remember the lighting - so not to have the snow so over exposed.

    the pine cone blur effect - i think it was a combination of aperature and how close i was able to focus on the cone- but i am sure that their are many others that can tell both of us how to do it properly every time

    as for the third pic i have taken it into lightroom and fixed it a lot, but i think that the one i have posted is still my favorite
     
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    I was just looking at what settings you used. On the first two, I would have a lower aperture and ISO. 800 is a little extreme, I think.
     

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